Basking In It: Foster Imagination


A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Lily James from Cinderella)

Another Believer (Rufus Wainwright from Meet the Robinsons)

Bistro Fada (Stephane Wrembel from Midnight in Paris)

Charlie Brown Medley (The Piano Guys)

It’s Only a Paper Moon (The Nat King Cole Trio)

Oath of the Guardians (London Symphony Orchestra from Rise of the Guardians)


Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

The Land of Story-Books by Robert Lewis Stevenson


A Bug’s Life (1998; Pixar) G – Some guts and creativity are required to save an ant colony from threatening grasshoppers. (A retelling of The Seven Samurai and The Magnificent Seven). Great for the whole family.

Midnight in Paris (2011; Owen Wilson) PG13 – An imaginative story of a dreamer who always wished he lived in a different era. Some mature content.

Miss Potter (2006; Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor) PG – The charming, but at times tragic, story of beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter.

Nanny McPhee Returns (2010; Maggie Gyllenhaal) PG – A mysterious and magical nanny arrives to help a harried mother, whose husband is away at war.

Stranger than Fiction (2006; Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson) PG13 – A very ordinary IRS agent suddenly finds himself caught up in a dangerous and possibly tragic story. Older teens.

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster – An adventure in the Kingdom of Wisdom which has been turned upside-down by the banishment of Rhyme and Reason. Great for all ages (especially 10 and up).

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2014; Ben Stiller) PG – Walter Mitty has long been too caught up in his own daydreams to notice what’s going on around him, until the magazine he works for is downsized into an online-only publication. High school.