Pass the popcorn and read a movie book

Girl eating popcorn while reading a book
Primary school 4-12 years

Does your child love going to the movies with you? We show you how to replicate that special movie time in an educational way:


There are books available about most children’s blockbuster movies. Visit your local library and search for books that you can borrow about your child’s favourite movies.

Prepare the cinema

Hold your movie book experience in a comfy spot. Grab some cushions and blankets and settle in to your at-home cinema.

It is movie book time!

Read the movie book together. As you read, talk about the differences and similarities between the book and the movie.

Longer books will no doubt take more than one sitting to complete, so may not be suitable for a single trip to the cinema. You may choose a particular set of chapters, such as the finale to an exciting story, to use for this activity.

Last modified on Monday 14 January 2019 [2571|13816]

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