Oh, the resistance I first received from my 4-year-old daughter when I suggested we watch the Dolphin Tale movie for family movie night!
Disclosure: This post brought to you by Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA). A special thank you to them for providing us with complimentary entrance into the aquarium in exchange for this post and for permission to use their photo (above). All opinions expressed, however, are completely mine and not influenced in any way by CMA. And "the dream" belongs completely to my daughter, thanks to Winter. This post also contains affiliate links.
My kids love movies, so we have family movie nights pretty regularly. We usually take turns picking out which movie we will watch together, and on this night it was Mama's turn! So Dolphin Tale it was.
It didn't take long at all before both of the kids were hooked! We actually watched Dolphin Tale 2 first because it was the one available that night at Redbox ... and because for some reason we generally tend to do things backwards.
But immediately, they were asking us all kinds of questions, trying to make sense of the story unfolding in Dolphin Tale 2. We kept encouraging them to keep watching for the answers to the questions we figured were coming as the story progressed.
They asked when it was finished if we could then watch the first Dolphin Tale movie, so we checked that one out from the library, and it was just as popular. Not long after watching these movies, my daughter began talking a lot about dolphins and about the possibility of becoming a Dolphin Trainer some day.
So as a part of the Travel Is... series, hosted by WordTraveling.com, I have written more about this dream of hers and how we will be traveling soon to help nurture that dream. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, which cares for Winter, the star dolphin of the Dolphin Tale movies, provides lots of opportunities for children to learn about their work and even help some of the Dolphin Trainers in their work.
And stay tuned for all the details about our trip to Clearwater Marine Aquarium to meet Winter in Florida ... we are super excited!
Have you or your children ever had a dream birthed by a movie?