How to Choose the Best Movies for Kids

By Ruth on February 14, 2015 in kids, movie

How to Choose the Best Movies for Kids (2)
There has been a lot of debate about letting kids watch TV. Some parents think that watching TV can only be a negative experience for kids and it is best to be avoided at all costs. Additionally, there are a lot of parents who think watching TV can be a great activity for their children. Every parent will have their own views on the subject, but there are a lot more parents today who think that watching TV can be good for their kids in some circumstances.
There are a lot of great options for kid’s movies that parents will approve of and kids will enjoy. Parents can search for the right movies to show their kids that everyone in the family will love. Parents can feel good about letting their children watch movies that they have hand selected. Here are some tips on choosing the best movies for kids.
Find channels to trust
There are a lot more options for great kids TV channels than their used to be. Parents can use sites like to find channels that they can always trust to have something good on for their kids. This is a great last-minute tool for every parent to have on hand.
Read reviews and watch previews
When a parent wants to know more about a specific movie without spending all of their time watching it, they can read movie reviews or watch the previews to see what the movie will be like. There are a lot of sites that even have reviews of movies given by parents, so other parents can see their opinions and know about the movie for kids.
Stick with a series
It can be difficult for parents to find a new movie or TV show for their kids to watch regularly. When in doubt, parents can go with a series that they can trust. There are a lot of good kid’s movies that have sequels. If parents have seen and enjoyed the first movie, chances are they will approve of the next one as well.
Use the local library
Parents who are trying to save money or find a better way to find a great kid’s movie without surfing the web for hours can check out their local library. Parents can take their kids to pick out their own educational movies to check out and watch. This is a great way for parents to give their kids educational movies to watch and maybe even get their kids to check out a book as well.

Ask a friend

Another great way to find a movie that parents can count on being OK for their kids is to ask a friend. Parents can rely on their trusted friends to give them a recommendation that they have also shown to their own kids. Parents can even host a movie night with their friends and their kids to make a fun family evening for everyone to enjoy.


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43-year-old single mother of an active 14-year-old girl Born in Tacoma, WA; lives in Yelm, WA Entertainment Writer Available For Interviews and Reviews Substitute Teacher


  1. Kelly February 16, 2015 Reply

    Great tips. I am saddened by how trashy TV has become. It is mostly too “adult” for me and I am 42, I cannot imagine watching with kids. Ugh.

  2. marla king March 7, 2015 Reply

    I am a teacher & I tried to play the Disney movie Huck Finn. I had to turn off the movie because of all the bad words. I could not believe that a Disney movie was that bad.

  3. Maria Malaveci March 19, 2015 Reply

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful tips!

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