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post #41 of 43

I second Kipper and I also let him watch "Thomas", but only the older ones which are basically like book on video.

 

He's watched other popular kids shows maybe four or five times this year, but only because he was at a friends house. Afterwards, he was bouncing off the walls and wouldn't stop talking about the shows.

post #42 of 43

Our DD gets to watch a 15-20 min. episode off of a DVD every few nights. We get them from the library - we don't have cable. DH and I sit with her while she watches and comment/ask questions about what she sees.

 

So far she has seen: Curious George (DH and I love these - they are so cute! And DD already "knows" George from her books)

                               The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (she was also familiar with the characters on this from books that my mom gave her)

                               The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That

                               Spot (the little puppy from the board books)

                               The Poky Little Puppy and Friends (again, book characters)

 

We also have a pretty big collection of classic Disney movies (plus a few others like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Monsters Inc, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, etc), but she's not going to be allowed to watch those for a long time. But we wanted to get the Disney ones while they are "out of the vault" as they release them, so that she will have them when she is old enough to watch them.

 

She was with me when we purchased the Lion King (I LOVED that movie as a kid!), and she got to hold the DVD case and kept saying "movie about Lions!" But she took it just fine when I told her that we are saving it for when she is "a bigger kid".

post #43 of 43

DS didn't watch any tv or movies until he as 5.  He's 6 now and he watches one or sometimes two movies/shows a week (on the weekend).  Below are the things we've watched.

 

Miyazaki films (Totoro (excellent!!!), Ponyo, Kiki's Delivery Service) - these are all great and really fabulous messages for children.

 

The only Disney we've done are the original Winnie-the-Pooh, the Aristocats (DS loved this), and Finding Nemo.  Oh, and Wall-E, which DS loved! 

 

Wallace and Grommit and Shaun the Sheep!!!    Especially Season One of Shaun the Sheep.  SO good

 

You're a Good Sport Charlie Brown, and Charlie Brown Christmas and Halloween Specials

 

The Wind in the Willows (claymation BBC/A&E production).

 

Sound of Music (DS got a little bored with this --  "why are they always singing about everything?"  lol)

 

Hoppity Goes to Town - a really excellent animated film from the 40s.  I was able to find it on amazon

 

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory  (the original.  watched it after reading the book)

 

National Velvet  (the original with Elizabeth Taylor) - DS REALLY liked this, but I found i had to translate a lot of it because of the accents and also because some of the dialogue in these older films can be hard to hear/understand.

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