Movies, like any other platform, can become a perfectly resourceful medium for your kids to learn and grow everyday. This means that they can have massive influence over your kids in all ways possible.
However, as a parent, it is your responsibility to guide them in the right direction even when it comes to consuming the kind of content that they watch.
This means that you can use different “movies” as another whole new platform to educate them while they have fun! It’s a win-win for both parties, so why not use it right?
That said, here are some of the movies for your kids that should be right up their alley for an educational yet entertaining episode with you by their side.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Christmas is just around the corner, so what better way to educate your kids than in a fun Christmas way. In this way, you can interact with them, educate them and while at it, have fun too!
That said, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ is the perfect movie to introduce your kids to all the grinches that will come in their life, basically the challenges that they will face throughout their life.
What’s more, you can ask them to recognise the traditions that the people in the movie follow for Christmas, learn from it and order your own Christmas decorations at home to imitate the characters. This ensures that they are having fun while also learning to celebrate the occasion in its true element and pass on the same to the generations to come.
Lastly, from a literature point of view, you can educate them about Christmas themed books, for instance Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, for adding more value to their knowledge.
- Beauty and the Beast
Although the OG princesses like Snow White, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty came way before Belle, the protagonist of Beauty and the Beast can still become an ideal kind of idol your kids can look forward to.
Belle, in this movie, is fiercely independent, loved by many and loves her family and most importantly, has a great love for books. This means, if your daughter is being molded in the Disney Princesses marketing machine, why not choose to show her the character of Belle so that she can actually learn something while at it?
Additionally, this movie not only introduces the animation world to your kids, but also makes for a great base to introduce the beautiful world of musicals to them.
This masterpiece-esque creation by Pixar stands alone to check many necessary lessons that the new generation kids need to be introduced to.
Put simply, Wall-E has served the purpose by creating a true package filled with a heartwarming story of love, hope and a bleaking peek of a dystopian future by their trash-collecting robot.
However, while the movie might appear daunting to you kids for the first 30 minutes, most kids stick through the entire movie because the character of Wall-E makes them curious.
Most importantly, the movie teaches them about the harm caused by waste, endurance and has an extraordinarily rigid truth at its core.
- Home Alone
Being left behind is every kid’s nightmare but when you introduce them to plots such as one in the ‘Home Alone’ series, they will have different perspectives on how to deal with being left behind.
In this movie, a young boy’s parents mistakenly leave him behind and go on a Paris trip. However, while at home, this boy comes up with hilarious ways to deal with uninvited guests who try to steal from his house.
A movie like this can help your kids to fear less in unfavourable conditions, come out with the best solutions and play their cards according to the situation they’re presented with.
To Sum Up…
Visual aids are a better source for easy grasping of knowledge and movies, and in that matter, serve the rightful purpose.
All you have to do is play your cards correctly at the right time; meaning, choose appropriate movies for your kid’s mental and physical development and maybe, when you wish to introduce them to classic hollywood, make them watch the iconic ‘Titanic’ with you.
It is up to you how you choose to make your kids grow, so choose your content wisely and once in a while, give them the task to choose a movie so that they feel involved too!