Movie Mom's Guide to Family Movies (Nell Minow)
As our children were growing up, we regularly referred to the Movie Mom's reviews. We appreciated her rating of the movie in terms of quality and in terms of age appropriateness.
Although our children are grown and gone now, I still occasionally turn to her reviews to find out what she thinks of a specific movie. You can find her reviews now on the website Beliefnet.com. I like knowing what to expect from a movie before I go to see it, particularly with respect to violent and sexual content.
I can still recommend Nell Minow's book for the reason I mentioned above. It contains reviews and information on older family-friendly movies.
The Best Old Movies for Families: A Guide to Watching Together (2007)
If you have young children, you will enjoy this movie resource. It's easy to read and helps you share old movies and the classics with your children.
What Kids Really Want to Ask: Using Movies to Start Meaningful Conversations (2007)
This book approached 1,100 middle-school aged children and asked them if they could ask their parents a question and receive an honest hour, what would they ask. The book addresses the answers by picking a classic movie for each question.
What resources do you use when choosing movies for your children?
at the movies!
Buy The Movie Mom's Guide to Family Movies.
Not Too Scary Movies for Tweens.
How to Have a Children's Movie-Themed Party.
Author's Note: Originally written elsewhere in 2009.
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