8 Movies that you Must Watch with Your Children

Some of us are mostly looking for appropriate movies for our children, trying to figure out which ones they should be watching. While the rest of us worry over the mere fact that if kids watch too much TV it can have a negative effect on them. Movies can surprisingly have a good outcome. Some movies teach life lessons while others have hidden morals.

Toy story (1995)

When it comes to favorites, the toy story trilogy is on top of the list. These movies are a must watch for you and your children. They teach us that we should always protect our loved ones no matter what the consequences.

Ratatouille (2007)

An all time favorite. This movie gives out a very good message; in the movie they have a very motivating catch phrase ‘anyone can cook’. Though a rat is shown cooking but that’s not the point. The point is we can do anything we want to no matter where we come from or who we might be.

The incredibles (2004)

Pixar’s Incredibles is about superheroes, and that means big action and astonishing visuals. But it’s really about the importance of family and what yours can accomplish if you stick together. Even if the kids don’t get that part of the message, they might just end up wishing their mom and dad had superpowers.

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Kung Fu Panda is about believing in yourself and fighting for your dreams. But mostly, the story of an overweight panda learning how to Kung Fu. The action is brilliantly done and the characters are beautifully drawn. Po’s story is often affecting for adults but it’ll blow your child’s mind away.

Hook (1991)

In Hook, Peter Pan is all grown up and has forgotten about Neverland. This eye-popping movie is often dismissed but I’ve always thought it one of the best. Robin Williams is perfect as a man with the boy who never grew up inside him and Captain Hook is well, Captain Hook. It’s all about finding your true self and to never let your inner child die.

Honey, I shrunk the kids (1991)

The movie is all about kids getting shrunk and going on a grand adventure through their backyard, where ants are now monsters and Lego’s are appropriate housing. It’s an epic story perfectly told with pretty amazing special effects done in the days before computer animation made everything cheap and easy. It’s mostly about the fact that you should never underestimate yourself.

How to train your dragon (2010)

A nerdy Viking kid discovers his true calling when he befriends one of his villagers’ fire-breathing mortal enemies, names him Toothless, and learns to ride him. It’s a story of brilliant freedom and speed. If you’re looking to teach your kid how to care for a pet, I can’t think of a better way to do it. Toothless may be the biggest puppy ever seen on screen.

Up (2009)

Another one of Pixar’s brilliant masterpieces, this movie is all about fulfilling your dreams. Carl Frederickson, a 78-year-old balloon salesman, fulfills his lifelong dream and a promise he made to his late wife, Ellie. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. Watch this movie with your children to learn about their dreams. After Grandpa Carl reaches paradise falls, how happy he feels, in the movie he says ‘Ellie we’re finally here, it’s beautiful’. It’s has an adventurous yet a beautiful concept behind it.

Even though we should encourage our children to read books, watching movies can also be a good source of knowledge…it can be a effective way in which children can learn and enjoy at the same time. Watch movies with your children and you’ll surely have a wonderful time with them!

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