Friday, April 18, 2008

Boys, Girls, and War

Jonah has been all about World War II lately. It all started with playing Battleship and reading a book for school called Twenty and Ten (fiction story about 30 children hiding from the Nazis in France). Anyway, we are now buried in books about submarines, battleships, destroyers, true stories (I threw these in more for my sake and Ava's, and to put a face on the victims of the war), activity books, and history books. I think next week we're going to try and tour the submarine at OMSI. Tonight Jon wanted him to see the movie U571 (censored) about a Nazi submarine boarded by the US Navy (Matthew McConaughey). Ava sat and watched it with us and amidst all the explaining she finally sighed and said, "I don't like this movie cuz it doesn't have any songs in it!!"
(BTW: If anyone has some tips on age-appropriate WW II info for Jonah right now, let me know in a comment! Thanks!)

4 comments:

ian said...

Jon could just sing some songs between scenes?

April said...

i'm laughing...
you should contact denise brown. kyle was totally into that stuff...so she has lots. and she homeschools, which would be helpful.

JamieB said...

she's the first girl i know who couldn't sit through a movie with matthew mcconaughey! give her a few years...

Laura said...

Hi Elisabeth,

A book called, Hana's Suitcase might be of interest for you and Jonah. It is a story that has been used with school age children internationally and it details the suitcase of a little girl who was lost in a Nazi death camp. It has been recognized as being a good book for making the difficult subject matter relevant to a young audience. Hope this helps,

Laura :)