We’ve been sharing with you some great ways that films can help your kids with different life lessons. Today we want to share with you how Secret Life of Pets 2 can teach your kids some valuable lessons with some great printables. This series is inspired by IntoFilm, who share with you how to use films to inspire your kids to learn more about the world around them. They have so many fab resources, so you should definitely check them out!
We’ve talked about the importance of your kids’ learning overall – that’s what we promote on our site. But more than that we believe in using different methods to make learning fun and most importantly, to make it stick! What could be more “sticky” for kids than their favourite movies?
What your kids can learn from Secret Life of Pets 2
For The Secret Life of Pets 2, we reunite with Max and all of the characters that live in his apartment building and that we got to know in the first film. Max’s life changes when his owner has a baby and he becomes overprotective. The lessons in this film range from teaching kids how life changes and one must be adaptive, to how that change brings on a new responsibility.
The film is engaging for kids between the ages of 5-11, which is brilliant if you have multiple kids at home in different age ranges as they can all learn different things that are age appropriate. Younger kids can benefit from discussing the pet aspect of the film, for example, having pets at home and how they fit into your family dynamic.
Discussion points after the film
After the film is finished, and whilst everything is fresh in your little one’s mind you can discuss various point, like the ones we share in the printable below; such as –
- What types of animals did you spot in the film,
- were they all pets,
- what are the differences between dogs and cats,
- do those differences exist in real life,
- and many more great points!
As you can see your kids can learn a lot through film! Enjoy the free resources and don’t forget to check out the IntoFilm site for more activities.
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