This 3D stereoscopic animation tells the story of Matthew, a boy who is never afraid of the dark. Since he's been in darkness all his life, Matthew has eyes where other people only have hands, feet or ears. This week is Matthew's birthday and he's very curious about the surprise his parents are preparing for him. Can he find it?
Ages 6 to 10
Study Guide - Guide 1
Family Studies/Home Economics - Family Diversity and Challenges
Health/Personal Development - Identity
Read the book that inspired the film. Ask students to note similarities and differences between the film and the book. Raise student awareness about diversity and differences, and facilitate a conversation about disabilities and the adaptations that people with various disabilities have learned to make.