- Would you rather live with Tim Templeton or Ted Templeton? Why?
Caregiver Note: This question is simply a way for you to begin a light conversation with your child and listen to what they like or dislike. Tim Templeton valued creativity, relationships, and imagination, while Ted Templeton seems to value goals and productivity. It might be interesting to see which brother your child would enjoy living with and hearing their reasons. If they would like to live with Ted because he seems to be very wealthy, then it would be interesting for parents to discuss the work ethic Ted has to get the level of success he has attained.
- What was positive about the yellow acorn classroom? What were the negatives?
Caregiver Note: This is a light question that is setting the stage to discuss heavier topics. The yellow classroom was portrayed as containing younger children or children who were not academically the brightest in the school. It could be easy to simply state that it is “bad” to be in this classroom but the movie showed us that the students in this classroom had strengths which helped to problem solve various situations. It would be interesting for parents to discuss these positives and negatives with their child to learn how children see the positives and negatives of people in general…