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haele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:05 PM
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55. The childhood movies I remember are - Yellow Submarine, Bambi, Jungle Book
Edited on Mon Sep-05-11 07:12 PM by haele
The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, Song of the South, and Snow White. Fantasia.

What stuck with me, what really attracted me until I was about 7 or 8 (and had a bit more understanding of plot and interest in dialog) were bright colors, silly, quirky or happy characters that danced or moved "athletically" (bouncing, swinging, trotting gaits), and catchy songs. Scary didn't bother me so much except at the moment. It was scary, then it wasn't. What was more important was that Mom and Dad (or at least one of them) were with me and enjoying it too.

I've also had a bit of experiance with rentmates who had young (2 - 6 year old) children. Mind you, I'm not a child development expert, but from what I remember is that a five year old is not a little adult and tends to learn "culture" by mimicry; experiancing an artistic situation with someone they trust, like a parent, older sibling, or other caretaker. When you watch children in the toddler age group learning to "appreciate" something, be it food, art, music - you notice they watch what other, older people's reactions (not their peer reactions) are when faced with a new experiance.

On edit - I watched The Man of La Mancha, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, A funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, South Pacific, and a whole host of silent movie classics (including Nosferatu, Charlie Chaplin's "The Little Dictator", Metropolis, etc... when I was eight to ten. And yes, I asked questions.
But then, my parents had read me the Hobbit when I was 6, and I was reading regularly on my own by the time I was 8 - and fairly adult books, too.
Your kid will be able to let you know the level he or she is comfortable at. The trick is, let them watch it with you.

Haele
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  -Are movies at all useful in a child's development? RandySF  Sep-04-11 09:37 PM   #0 
  - What movies did you see growing up?  Brickbat   Sep-04-11 09:43 PM   #1 
  - Not many  RandySF   Sep-04-11 09:46 PM   #3 
     - Do you watch films now? We don't watch a lot of movies, but the kids manage to see a lot of  Brickbat   Sep-04-11 09:49 PM   #4 
        - I do plan to make him watch "Saving Private Ryan" when he's about 17.  RandySF   Sep-04-11 09:57 PM   #7 
           - What movies do you enjoy?  Brickbat   Sep-04-11 10:00 PM   #11 
           - Make it 15  Jkid   Sep-04-11 11:42 PM   #25 
           - Again, five is a difficult age since not all kids can follow a long plot -  hedgehog   Sep-05-11 09:35 AM   #37 
           - he won't sleep till he's 18  lame54   Sep-05-11 03:36 PM   #41 
  - I think they're virtually inescapable, but can be useful, I would recommend...  BNJMN   Sep-04-11 09:45 PM   #2 
  - My girl loved Matilda around that age  lunasun   Sep-04-11 09:51 PM   #5 
  - Oh yes, Matilda is great!  hedgehog   Sep-04-11 09:59 PM   #9 
  - aaaalllllll the roald dahl movies.  mopinko   Sep-06-11 11:10 AM   #60 
  - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  Zanzoobar   Sep-04-11 09:53 PM   #6 
  - also Dirty Harry  BOG PERSON   Sep-05-11 03:47 PM   #43 
  - I'm having a hard time thinking of movies for a 5 year old - there are a lot of historical  hedgehog   Sep-04-11 09:58 PM   #8 
  - Not just at five.  RandySF   Sep-04-11 09:59 PM   #10 
  - Is Planes, trains and automobiles too harsh for a kid?  hedgehog   Sep-04-11 10:01 PM   #12 
  - My kid loved The Princess Bride when she was five.  gkhouston   Sep-04-11 11:03 PM   #21 
     - That story was priceless  demwing   Sep-05-11 02:41 AM   #30 
  - The Red Balloon, old Disney, Brian's Song, Born Free, The Miracle Worker, Charlotte's Web...  WorseBeforeBetter   Sep-04-11 10:12 PM   #13 
  - I used to think so, but I no longer do. If I had a child, which I don't, I wouldn't let him/her  DrunkenBoat   Sep-04-11 10:14 PM   #14 
  - I know a fellow  blogslut   Sep-04-11 10:23 PM   #15 
  - land before time, little bear, magic school bus, veggie tales.  seabeyond   Sep-04-11 10:35 PM   #16 
  - just talked to 3 teenage boys. ah, that was fun. the classic disneys stayed with them  seabeyond   Sep-04-11 10:45 PM   #19 
  - No Veggie Tales unless you are for religious indoctrination.  MessiahRp   Sep-05-11 02:56 AM   #31 
     - i disagree  seabeyond   Sep-05-11 09:23 AM   #36 
        - Telling kids that fairy tales are real life and that faith in such is somehow going to help them is  MessiahRp   Sep-05-11 02:10 PM   #38 
           - leave the religion out and have a discussion on confidence. the video  seabeyond   Sep-05-11 02:30 PM   #39 
  - Yes. Nemo, Fantasia, Wizard of Oz, Babe, Babe, Pig in the City,  msanthrope   Sep-04-11 10:38 PM   #17 
  - I just watched my two year old nephew see StarWars. It was an utter delight..  Itchinjim   Sep-04-11 10:42 PM   #18 
  - Our three-year-old lives and breathes Star Wars.  Codeine   Sep-05-11 06:52 AM   #33 
  - I think so, absolutely.  InvisibleTouch   Sep-04-11 11:00 PM   #20 
  - maybe classic Disney stuff.  aikoaiko   Sep-04-11 11:08 PM   #22 
  - yes  BOG PERSON   Sep-05-11 04:05 PM   #45 
  - Dumbo is about bigotry and bullying. How to be happy being yourself instead.  uppityperson   Sep-05-11 04:18 PM   #47 
  - WallE is an amazing movie  proud patriot   Sep-05-11 07:09 PM   #58 
  - Yes. Definitely.  wickerwoman   Sep-04-11 11:18 PM   #23 
  - Rabbit Proof Fence and Billy Elliot -- excellent choices.  WorseBeforeBetter   Sep-04-11 11:39 PM   #24 
     - Billy Elliot is wonderful. You'll end up having to explain some, most likely, but it is just  uppityperson   Sep-05-11 04:19 PM   #48 
  - The Incredible Journey (1963)  MilesColtrane   Sep-04-11 11:47 PM   #26 
  - Star wars.  MissB   Sep-04-11 11:56 PM   #27 
  - My child's favorite movie from age 3 on  bengalherder   Sep-05-11 01:58 AM   #28 
  - some movies kick start the imagination  demwing   Sep-05-11 02:38 AM   #29 
  - I watched "Dementia 13", the first movie of Francis Ford Coppola at age 6.  no_hypocrisy   Sep-05-11 06:42 AM   #32 
  - I loved those goofy Supermarionette movies as a kid  Codeine   Sep-05-11 06:55 AM   #34 
  - I have two important points to add:  surrealAmerican   Sep-05-11 07:10 AM   #35 
  - Reading and conversations are a lot more useful.  LWolf   Sep-05-11 03:01 PM   #40 
  - I agree...books have been around  pipi_k   Sep-05-11 04:27 PM   #50 
     - Books are interactive.  LWolf   Sep-05-11 07:01 PM   #54 
  - Not much. nt  bemildred   Sep-05-11 03:37 PM   #42 
  - show your kid david lynch's The Straight Story  BOG PERSON   Sep-05-11 03:57 PM   #44 
  - this is just friendly advice, as i am no authority on parenting  BOG PERSON   Sep-05-11 04:12 PM   #46 
  - Can't agree at all with most of your first sentence. (Superman rules, though)  AverageJoe90   Sep-05-11 04:26 PM   #49 
     - i guess x-men are okay  BOG PERSON   Sep-05-11 05:54 PM   #52 
        - That may be true to a point, in the case of the latter..........  AverageJoe90   Sep-06-11 11:08 AM   #59 
  - I saw Star Wars...  a la izquierda   Sep-05-11 04:29 PM   #51 
  - My 5 yr old son really got into the Jurassic Park trilogy. It kicked off a love affair w/dinosaurs  aikoaiko   Sep-05-11 06:27 PM   #53 
  - They do love Dino's at that age  proud patriot   Sep-05-11 07:07 PM   #57 
  - The childhood movies I remember are - Yellow Submarine, Bambi, Jungle Book  haele   Sep-05-11 07:05 PM   #55 
  - If timed correctly yes  proud patriot   Sep-05-11 07:05 PM   #56 
  - kids need stories. from wherever. faves-  mopinko   Sep-06-11 11:13 AM   #61 
  - I was a movie geek when I was a kid and led me to a career in film...  Javaman   Sep-06-11 11:18 AM   #62 
  - Musicals.  Wait Wut   Sep-06-11 11:21 AM   #63 
 

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