Tech Tuesday: Using Technology to Guide Movie Choices for Children

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Selecting an appropriate movie for your child can be difficult or overwhelming for some parents.  Parenting Coach and writer, Chrissy Khachane, talks about the “look, listen, feel” method to selecting age-appropriate movies for your child.

Asking a parent to think about whether a movie looks appropriate requires a parent to consider what is seen on screen (is the movie violent? are there scary looking characters? etc.) While asking a parent to consider how a movie sounds means considering the language of the movie and volume (especially if you are going to a movie theatre).

Lastly, how will the movie make your child feel?  Will your child learn an important lesson or something about a particular topic?  Will they feel scared or happy about what occurred in the film?

Parents can also utilize online resources, such as www.commonsensemedia.org  and www.ParentPreviews.com , as well as apps like Kids-In-Mind to search age-appropriate media content and access reliable reviews.

For more information:  http://www.strongtots.com

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