Got David Attenborough's DVD for now - children are hooked into it
I am not all all surprised!
Not only are the films breathtaking but Sir Attenborough's use of the English language is magnificent!
A few years ago, I used to take notes of his choice of words and phrases while DS was watching the films!
Another excellent idea is to buy the film version of the books your DC read. .. and they watch it only once they have finished the book... If yourself know both of them (the book and the film), you can have a little chat about the differences and the choices made by the film director.
Here are a few examples of films (but they are soooooOOOOOO numerous that I can not write them all!
): Danny, the champion of the world (beautiful and funny story), The railway Children, A series of unfortunate events (is the film a bit scary?? I have never watched it but I have read several of the books when DS was small. They are funny and include an interesting way to introduce some tricky words), Oliver Twist, Little Lord Fauntleroy (
), Anne of Green Gables (my heart makes boom boom!
And later on, you will go on with your DC onto the classics (The BBC films are usually excellent): Jane Eyre (several versions to chose from , my favourite is the one with Timothy Dalton), Pride and Prejudice (the one with Colin Firth is wonderful!), North and South ( beautiful film with Daniela Denby-Ashe and Richard Armitage though some liberties have been taken with the novel