Movies for young kids
It is so hard to find movies for kids that won’t teach them bad habits, create nightmares or rev them into a crazy mood. I’m tired of getting 10 minutes into a movie and then having to turn it off to the disappointment of my kids because someone died tragically or there is bully involved.
Kids are highly impressionable and as you know pick up concepts and vocab like a sponge. Well mine are.
We are quite strict with what we allow our son and daughter to watch –
- no killing or blood
- should have a good value or lesson
- no mention of guns if possible
- be understandable to them
- no allusion to guns and violence
- no scary scenes which may cause nightmares or sleepless nights
- no foul language
- no blasphemy
Phew. That is a long list.
I try ensure that I research everything the kids watch and when we do watch a movie I ensure that either my husband or I have seen it before or we watch it together.
Despite this, I still get it wrong and my son still watches things that he shouldn’t. We recently watched some derivation of a lego movie and it was awful.
As such I thought it would be helpful to put together a list of movies that we have found appropriate for our kids. Alongside the title I have also included the ages when our kids watched it and whether there is a review.
(where I can I have left a review, an asterisk means the review is in the pipeline)
- Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (3 years old and 1 year old)
- Frozen (3 years and 1 year old)
- The Jungle Book (4 years old)
- Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2 and 4 years old)*
- The Bee Movie (1 and 3 years old)
- Mary Poppins (1.5 and 4 years old)
- Nanny McPhee (4 years old)*
- Dennis the Menace (4.5 years old)*
- Thomas and Friends: Hero of the Rails (2 years old)
- Despicable Me (2 and 4)
If you have any suggestions or recommendation of your own, please be sure to leave a comment or email me at [email protected] so that I can check it out.