Up until this point, Lucas has never watched an entire movie or television show. (He has watched football or an adult program if the television is on in the background- which it never is.. hardly ever do I turn the TV on during the day- except for football Saturday- but I mean he has never sat down and watched an actual kids show or kids movie.) The other day I let him watch 3 minutes of a train show on Nick Jr (it was an experiment) and he enjoyed it, but the noise was driving me crazy and I didn’t feel “right” about it.
Does it sound awful when I say that I’m actually looking forward to the day when we can snuggle on the bed and watch a movie together? Especially Toy Story… love that movie. I have visions of us all laying in bed this winter with the snow falling outside, cuddled on our big bed and watching a movie in blankets. Seriously! I’m asking for Toy Story for Christmas. Anyways, he has never really watched anything mostly because I’ve never thought about it and also because I don’t even know what he would watch or if he would watch something.
I don’t know if I’m going to need/want him to watch something this winter, but I thought just in case I should be prepared. I honestly don’t know anything about any of today’s popular tv shows, since I’ve never sat done to watch or listen to them. I think I’m more interested in movies anyways. I know about the Disney movies from when I was little, but I don’t know what is fun and good for a young toddler.
I know I’m not the only parent wondering this question, so in your opinion, what are some “good” programs and what are ones I should stay away from? I’m especially interested in 20-30 minute movies. I would prefer those over shows on television so we can stay away from commercials. We’re also getting rid of cable this winter…. so movies are the way to go.
What are your kids favorites that you feel comfortable letting them watch?
– In your response would you add the age of your child? Thanks!