Entries Tagged as 'Early Elementary'

Dolphin Tale (2011)

September 4th, 2017 · No Comments · Movies

Review By JENNIFER KALI My kids, ages 3 and 8, are obsessed with “Dolphin Tale.” I reviewed the junior novel based on the screenplay recently, and the plot is exactly the same. But the movie, with real people (Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., and Morgan Freeman) and actually featuring Winter the dolphin, has won the hearts […]

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Dolphin Tale: The Junior Tale

May 30th, 2017 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER KALI My 7-year-old daughter has recently decided she wants to be a marine biologist, which is how we ended up reading Dolphin Tale together. Dolphin Tale, the junior novel, is based on the screenplay for the 2011 hit movie with the same name. Based on a true story, it tells of Winter […]

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The Muppet Movie (1979)

April 5th, 2017 · No Comments · Movies

Review By JENNIFER KALI I was so happy to hear that the American Film Institute movie theatre near my home was running a Muppet retrospective. The Muppets were a huge part of my childhood, but haven’t been much a part of my kids’ lives. But with this retrospective, I set out to fix that shortcoming. […]

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Finding Dory (2016)

December 31st, 2016 · No Comments · Movies

Review By JENNIFER KALI When my older daughter was three, we tried watching “Finding Nemo,” a movie beloved by many but way too scary for my daughter. My youngest is now three, and a parent of a friend of his suggested we watch “Finding Dory.” A look of horror must have crossed my face when […]

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