Movies That Are Appropriate For Kids

by Kathy Sykes on May 15, 2013 · 0 comments

 

 

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As a Mom and having an almost six year old, I am now in the space trying to determine which movies (theatre and DVD’s) are appropriate for my son to watch. This can be difficult because the marketing for movies are so enticing during television commercial. All kids get excited about seeing these shows. BUT, it is our responsibility as parents to research and review which shows are appropriate for our kids.

This is how I am going about it:

1. I am using Commonsense Media to see which movies they recommend for my son. This site does a review based on content that is age appropriate for movies, DVD’s, apps, websites, TV shows, books and music.

2. I get reviews and recommendations from other parents about how they feel about certain films

3. I know my child and his comprehension level and ability to be influenced by media to determine if that is something for him

4. I have learned what the movie ratings really mean (see below)

 G means ‘General Audiences. All ages admitted.’ These movies are considered suitable for all ages. However, young children are often not ready to watch full movies and should watch material that is recommended for their ages.

PG means ‘Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.’ A movie that is rated PG may have some swear words, violence and/or tense moments.

PG-13 means ‘Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.’ A movie that bears this rating will have stronger language, nudity and sexual references and/or violence. PG-13 movies can cover a lot of ground; one may be suitable for your child and the next not. You need to be especially careful with this category of movies.

 5. Watch the movies with him and if I find it inappropriate, either explain some things or TURN IT OFF!
This is what I am doing right now, but if you have other site recommendations for me….I would love it!
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