I have a four year old (turning five in March) step son who loves dinosaurs, cars, and super heroes. So basically, he's a normal four year old. Any movie suggestions for me/him that aren't Pixar? I'm thinking stuff like The Shaggy D.A. but maybe kids don't like that stuff any more?? Help!
We don't watch a lot of movies or TV with him, try to limit it, but when we do we want to show him worthwhile stuff. Between us and his mother he has been exposed to all the current stuff (every Pixar movie ever, all the Disney stuff, all the Dreamworks stuff, etc) so I want to sort of take it in a different direction and do classics or off-the-beaten-path things. Personally I want to expose him to the movies I grew up with, like:
- The Shaggy Dog/The Shaggy DA
- The Love Bug/Herbie
- Honey I Shrunk the Kids
- Ernest movies (...goes to jail, ... goes to camp,... etc)
- Apple Dumpling Gang
My partner is of two minds - he seems to think the four year old in question may not like them because he is used to flashy contemporary stuff. He said, and I quote, "Kids have an interesting eye... and things over time change....". And then suggested "Condor Man
" so basically my partner is a little insane and not much help.
Has anyone tried showing their young children the movies they were brought up on with success?
Anyway, any movies that your young boy loved? Stuff that is relatively wholesome, not war/gun/fighting centric, no swearing, and not too scary is preferred. Bonus points if the movies could trigger important conversations and learning, but at some point a movie-for-entertainment-sake is pretty awesome.