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The Toys of Summer (Movies)

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Want to be a hero? Scoop up one of these toys and surprise your little ones with it after the show!

8 Netflix Films to Watch with Your Kids Before January 1

Today's Mama | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

Lots of films are being retired from NetFlix on January 1. Here's what to watch with your kids right now, and what to watch after they go to bed: Wit...

40 Movies You Might Regret Showing Your Kids

Common Sense Media | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Watch with your kids, and be ready to pause the movie to talk about why a scene was sad, scary or strange. And don't forget that, with the right context, facing "blindside" moments as a family can be important in helping kids develop a solid foundation for coping with life's inevitable ups and downs.

5 Tips to Make Family Movie Night a Success

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

What's a sure-fire way to stay involved with your kids' media picks and create an opportunity to discuss them? Host a family movie night!

Disney Hopes Little Mermaid Fans Will Embrace the Communal, Interactive Movie-going Experience that 'Second Screen Live' Offers

Jim Hill | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

While some cinema purists might tell you that this limited engagement of Second Screen Live: The Little Mermaid is the beginning of the end, I personally prefer to think of what Disney is doing in those 16 theaters around the country starting today as kind of a bold experiment.

Why Kids Should (Or Shouldn't) See The Croods

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 06.05.2013 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

You'll do better with this film if you don't think about it as offering meaningful messages at all. As entertainment, the film is a rip-snorting barn-burner.

12 Winter Break Movies for Kids of All Ages

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

When it's cold and dark outside and the kids need something to do, try one of our favorite winter break movies. Rally the whole family for a family movie night. Add a hot beverage and a few blankets to the mix and you'll never want to leave your couch!

Top 5 Holiday Movie Recommendations

David Aronchick | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
David Aronchick

Are you ready to snuggle in front of the fire with your family for a holiday film marathon? Get the popcorn and holiday treats ready. The holiday vacation is about to begin in earnest.

A Guide to Family Movies That Could Traumatize Your Kids

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Whether you're blindsided because a movie's ads conveniently "forgot" to mention that there was sad stuff amid the kid-friendly comedy or because you just didn't know that a certain plot twist was coming, you still have to deal with the aftermath. These tips will help:

A Parent's Guide to Disney's The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Kristen Howerton | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Kristen Howerton

The Odd Life of Timothy Green is not a kid's film that adults will tolerate, nor is it an adult film that children might sit through. It reminded me of Disney's Sunday Night Movies I watched with my parents as a child.