Movies for adults are a perfect way to kick-start the weekend for some and a welcome distraction for many others. And those Children’s movie classics for your kids, is a ticket which transports them to a far off imaginary land. Preschoolers watching television and films are often frowned upon. Childhood learning shouldnot be always about learning programs or creative activities. Once you learn of the various benefits of watching movies, your reaction wouldn’t be the same .
What you and the academic program keep trying to teach kids about the art of interaction is best demonstrated through TV series and films, specially made for kids. Apart from that, it exposes a child to varied geographies, cultures, and animal species. All in all, movies contribute to enhancing their vocabulary and making them creative.
How about bonding with your preschooler by revisiting these children’s movie classics? Microwave a bowl of popcorn, fluff up the couch, and cuddle up with your munchkin. Listed below, are 5 Classic Children’s Movies that your preschooler is sure to love.
1. Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo entices kids with its compelling story and introduces them to the wonders of the aquatic world. It’s a heart-warming tale of a father fish Marlin who sets out on a quest to hunt his son, Nemo. Both Marlin and Nemo’s adventures teach a child invaluable lessons on friendship, empathy, and family bonding.
Our Favorite Moment– Haven’t we all regretted those quarrels with our parents? But what’s priceless is the patch-ups after those heated discussions. When Marlin and Nemo, finally meet and Nemo tells him, “I love you Daddy”and Marlin responds saying, “I love you too, Son”, it’s best that you keep a tissue handy.
2. The Lion King (1994)
The journey from toddlerhood, to adolescence to adulthood is beautifully portrayed in this film. It’s a thought-provoking depiction of a cub, Simba growing up and avenging his father Mufasa’s death. This story is packed in with powerful messages for kids. From brushing aside worries to practicing the virtues of friendship, it gives your preschooler a lot to learn.
Our Favorite moment – The movie has several scenes, which are worth rewinding. But one scene, which leaves an imprint is when Mufasa and Simba share a conversation just a little before Mufasa dies. The manner in Mufasa says, ‘Look Simba, everything the light touches is our kingdom’ has a profound impact on viewers.
3. Aladdin (1992)
The film has all the ingredients of a blockbuster. It is a perfect love story with a fairy-tale ending and a whole lot of magic, mostly brought about by the legendary Robin William’s voice wizardry for the Genie. It’s thoroughly endearing to witness the courage and loyalty that Aladdin exhibits in his journey to convincing the Sultan that he is well-suited for Jasmine. Apart from the genie and magical carpet which fascinates your little one, there’s a lot to learn from this movie. The power of love, the importance of being good and respecting elders are a few lessons to take back from this film.
Our Favorite Moment- One can’t argue about Princess Jasmine’s kind-heartedness. The scene in which she frees up the caged birds is indeed beautiful. It might just inspire your little one to practice similar acts of kindness.
4. Frozen (2013)
Little girls, repeatedly watch this Disney classic fantasizing what it would be like to actually be a princess. It is a story of magic, power, and love. It beautifully depicts the bond between two sisters. Elsa and Anna go to great lengths to protect each other. Wouldn’t you want your preschooler to love his/her sibling in the same way? Love can heal anything. So fill your child’s life with as much love as that you possibly can.
Our Favorite Moment – One wouldn’t get any prizes for guessing this one. The selfless way in which Anna flung herself between Elsa and Prince Hans, and gets frozen in the process is sure to leave you teary-eyed. There’s no love greater, than the love of a sister.
5. Up (2013)
Up is the story of a couple, Carl and Ellie who are unified by their fixation for Charles Muntz. Eventually heading into marriage, it’s thoroughly saddening when old age gets the better of Ellie and she dies. Carl is wallowing in misery after her death. In the midst of all this, life throws a new adventure in Carl’s life and gives him direction. Cutting the long story short, the film is an excellent way to show preschoolers, that no matter what don’t give up on those dreams.
Our Favorite Moment – Everyone loves reading and watching ‘ happily ever after.’ Carl and Ellie’s wedding is thoroughly heart-warming.
What does a movie do? Even if it’s just for a short duration of time, it takes you to a parallel world. A film educates, inspires, saddens and cheers up viewers. In short, a good film is like a stroke of magic that illuminates one’s life. Don’t you still fondly recall your favorite childhood film? Give your preschooler also beautiful memories to dwell on with these all-time Children’s Movie Classics. What are you waiting for? It’s showtime!