5 Conversations to Have with Your Child About Finding Dory

5 Conversations to Have with Your Child About Finding Dory

Families can talk about everything from the power of perseverance to what makes a family in Pixar's heartwarming hit.

Finding Dory - Pixar's poignant, long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo is emotionally satisfying, full of lovable old and new characters, and, just as Dory herself would want, utterly unforgettable. Plus, it's full of great messages about perseverance and teamwork and offers families lots of things to talk about. Try these topics/questions to get started:

Family:

What do you think the movie is saying about family and friendship?

What does Dory learn about what makes a family?

Who is part of your family?

 

Emotions:

What part of the move did you find sad?

What bit did you think was scary?

 

Role models:

Which character do you think is a good role model?

What do you like about them?

What do they do that's brave, courageous and caring?

 

Differences and disability:

What made Dory different to the other fish?

What do you think it would be like if everyone in the world was the same?

Does Dory’s disability stop her from doing the things that some of the other fish do?

Does it keep her from experiencing love, friendship, or happiness?

What does her experience (and Nemo's) teach us about disabilities?

 

Love:

What does it mean to love someone unconditionally?

How do the characters in the movie make it clear that they love each other that way?

How do you show that you love someone?

 

References:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/5-conversations-to-have-with-your-kids-after-finding-dory