Show versus Tell. Your kids have heard this a zillion times by the time they reach 10th grade. But what does it MEAN? Here’s one way to help them “get it.”
1. Watch Monsters, Inc from when you first see Sully until the point where Mike is so excited that he was on TV. Ask your children what they already know about Sully and Mike. Ask if someone TOLD them or if they know it from what they SAW.
2. Watch Toy Story from the start until Andy speaks to his Mom. What do you know about Andy? About Andy and his relationship with Woody? How do you know? Did someone TELL you or did they SHOW you?
That’s a good start for today.