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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:05 PM
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56. If timed correctly yes
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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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