It's tough to explain. I have a four year old. She is really fragile emotionally. She can't handle when animals are hurt or when kids are separated from their parents or any kind of violence at all. I'm trying to work on it gently with her but in the meantime she's unable to handle anything intense without getting inconsolably upset whether it is a book or visual.
I'm starting to have a really really really hard time with what to read and watch with her. She's not reading on her own yet but her interests and maturity levels have moved far beyond "baby stuff".
The only thing that I've thought of doing for books is getting some non fiction ones about geography and weather and such from the library. She does actually sit for them and is somewhat interested but it really isn't enough to be all we do. She likes to be read to A LOT.
As far as shows and movies, it's the same thing. I think the only movie I've found she can handle is Mary Poppins. We'll watch shows about painting and cooking sometimes.
I guess what I'm looking for is something with an average pace and maturity level that isn't slow and boring enough to put me to sleep in the first minute but also not intense enough to upset her.
Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions?