We had the amazing opportunity to catch a screening of Wonder the movie last week, and it totally lived up to all of our expectations.
Maddy, Owen, Cora and I loved it.
We talked about it for days after we saw it, and all three kids declared that it’s one movie “we must buy when it comes out on DVD”. At this point in time, friends, there aren’t many movies that we want to watch over and over and over, but this is indeed one of them.
I thought, since it is a movie–and book–rich with discussion-worthy ideas, that I would create a quick discussion guide for families.
Whether you’ve read the book or not, if you are planning on seeing the movie, this is your one-stop shop for all things to prepare you before and after viewing.
Here’s the skinny. . .
Wonder the Movie Discussion Guide for Families:
Before you go, check out these resources.
First, the book.
If you don’t already have it, you need it:
- Wonder, by R.J. Palacio
- Auggie & Me, by R.J. Palacio (new points of view–Julian (bully), Christopher (Auggie’s oldest friend), and Charlotte
- We’re All Wonders, by R.J. Palacio (children’s book)
- 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Precepts, by R.J. Palacio
Now, the movie trailer:
How cool is that? She loved the book so much she wanted to be a part of this movie masterpiece.
Throw your email in this box, and the discussion guide I created will magically appear in your inbox:
After viewing, continue the Wonder love with these resources.
Print out this article in the Washington Post Kids Post, written by my friend Sandie Angulo Chen.
It’s super interesting and your kids will learn a ton about the star of Wonder! Jacob Tremblay in Kids Post.
Check out the resources on the Children’s Craniofacial Association site. This site is rich with resources to help us all learn more about craniofacial differences. It’s amazing.
More must-visit spots:
- visit Wonder on the web:http://www.wonder.movie/
- like Wonder the movie on facebook:https://www.facebook.com/WonderTheMovie/
- follow Wonder the movie on twitter:https://twitter.com/WonderTheMovie/
- follow Wonder the movie on instagram:https://www.instagram.com/wonderthemovie/
- follow the hashtag: #WondertheMovie
- add the Wonder chrome extension and make everything positive: https://chrome.wonder.movie/
- make your own Wonder portrait: https://create.wonder.movie/
I love these Wonder-inspired shorts by Lionsgate films:
Tell me what you thought!
I’d love to hear it!
Check out a few other family-related posts that may be of interest to you:
- gifted movie discussion guide
- bunco for families
- minute to win it games for families
- wait time
- my day, your day
- frozen peas
- kids who rock the kitchen
- kids who rock the laundry
- rest time
- gem jars
- arm circles
- noticing kids
- homework routine
fyi: Thank you to my friends at Lionsgate films for sending us to a screening of Wonder, the movie. We loved it. As always, opinions are all my own, influenced only by my experience as a parent and educator.
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