I have often come across parents who get worried when their kids watch too much of TV or cartoons. Now on normal days, I may suggest a time cut on the TV duration , but with the pandemic around, I’m suggesting quality over quantity. With this in mind, I list down 5 Disney movies all parents need to watch with their kids in order to gain a larger than life attitude without any boredom!
The era of the millennials (born between 1981-1996) has witnessed some of the best TV shows and Movies, and its only fair that it gets passed on to the Z generation (1997-2012) as well. Not only this, research shows that quality content to children at a young age has a deep impact on the phonetic skills of the child. It also makes them creative and pragmatic. Additionally, watching TV and movies with your kids, aka “co-viewing,” has a range of positive effects. It can support early literacy skills, boost empathy, and even help manage aggression after exposure to violent media.
To ease your worries, I list down 5 of the best Disney movies you and your child could watch together and be perfectly satisfied with your day.
One of the best and most forward movie of its name, Brave is nothing about the damsel in distress. Merida, an independent archer, disobeys an ancient custom which unleashes a dark force. After meeting an elderly witch, she journeys to reverse the curse and she discovers the real meaning of bravery. The movie has lessons about parent-kids relationships, self introspection and mother-daughter love.
A perfect treat of boys and girls alike, the story revolves around a boy who learns to make a harmony between his family wishes and his own creative passion. Coco’s rich visual pleasures are matched by a thoughtful narrative that takes a family-friendly — and deeply affecting — approach to questions of culture, family, life, and death.
Eleven-year-old Riley moves to San Francisco, leaving behind her life in Minnesota. She and her five core emotions, Fear, Anger, Joy, Disgust and Sadness, struggle to cope with her new life.Inside Out’ is very creative and touching at the same time. It makes you think about everything that could be going on inside the mind of a child when she’s going through difficult adjustments in her life, and more generally, what goes on inside all of us.
Remy, a rat, aspires to become a renowned French chef. However, he fails to realise that people despise rodents and will never enjoy a meal cooked by him, until he meets a friend who changes it. Ratatouille is delightfully unique and funny at the same time, with animation that will have you salivate over it, hungry for more.
Hiccup, a Viking, must kill a dragon to mark his passage into manhood and be initiated into his tribe. However, he ends up doing the exact opposite by befriending a deadly Night Fury (an adorable dragon). The movie has sequels to keep your little one glued for days. One of the few movies who combine fantasy with lessons on friendship and self confidence so beautifully.
Its an obvious fact that we learn a language, first we listen, then we speak, then we read and finally we write. Listening, speaking, reading and writing are the four language skills we need to develop for complete communication. With movie watching as one fun of learning, parents can hone their child’s listening skills and enhance learning capabilities. Effective listening ensures understanding and it helps improve accuracy when speaking, among other things. And Like we know, listening actively, i.e. paying attention to what is being said and how it is being said is the best way of improving communication skills.
We hope you give our lists of these five great movies a try this quarantine and pick up some valuable lessons of co-viewing with your excited toddlers. and share your experiences in the comments below!