New-age movies are great! It's so much fun standing in line at the theater, breathing in the buttery popcorn smell, giddy with anticipation when a new movie is released. My kids get their fair share of Netflix and the new releases, but it warms my heart to hear them singing songs from movies back in the day like – “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” or “Tomorrow”. Hearing their little off-key renditions is the best music to my ears.
Have you introduced your children to the movies you enjoyed when you were younger?
5 Classic Movies You Should Share With Your Kids
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
The Robinson family gets shipwrecked near an island. With hard work and togetherness, they build a majestic tree house. They are faced with many trials – wild animals, weather, and pirates, but their ingenuity carries them through. Great family values!
The Parent Trap (My favorite is the 1998 version)
Twin daughters are raised not knowing about each other, each living with one parent. They unexpectedly bump into each other at summer camp, put two and two together, and work out a scheme to get their parents back together again. This movie is just plain good fun.
Mary Poppins (1964)
Mr. and Mrs. Banks are both so preoccupied with their interests that their children, Jane and Michael are unhappy. When the magical nanny, Mary Poppins enters their lives, she brings the family closer. Between the penguin scene, the chimney sweep dance, and the magic, your children will be entranced.
The Sound of Music (1965)
The hills are alive with the sound of music. Your home will be alive with the sound of music once your kids watch this one.
Oh, how we love Annie! The music, the dancing, the wealthy Mr. Warbucks, and a happy ending. It doesn't get much better than that!
These five movies are a must in every family library. Share the memories, and sing the tunes. It's ok if you're a little off-key. I won't tell. Just don't hate me when you can't get “A Spoonful of Sugar” out of your head!
What movie would you add to the list?