This was our evening a couple nights ago.
A family movie night watching My Neighbor Totoro (one of our favorites!) from the camping tent set up in the living room.
It was the perfect combination of cozy and novel and a good way to spend a holiday evening together.
The large tent took up the entire floor space of our small living room. And, of course, the kids LOVED playing in and around it before we started our movie. Half the doll and animal population in our home was soon moved in as well as any pillow they could pilfer from the beds and sofa.
By the way, we are on the look out for other family movie recommendations!
Ideally we’d like really good kiddo movies that Maia, age 7, and Daphne, age 3, can both watch. Maia likes a good story with some complexity whereas Daphne doesn’t like anything scary. If we watch a movie, its usually all together, so we need to choose something they can both enjoy.
We love the other Studio Ghibli films (such as Kiki’s Delivery Service), but other than that, haven’t watched too many movies. Stellaluna, Mary Poppins, and Tangled are all that are coming to mind, although I’m sure I’m missing some.
Anyway, we could use some recommendations!!
UPDATE Oct 2014 :: Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the wonderful recommendations, both here and on facebook!
We have been enjoying weekly family movie nights thanks to your suggestions and I wanted to come back and list those recommendations as a reference for others to use as well. I’ll note which ones we’ve watched with the kids with an asterisk…
52 Family Movie Recommendations
A year’s worth of weekly family movies!
(To read more about the movies listed, including rating, age, reviews, etc, I’ve included links to the Amazon listings.)
Studio Ghibli Films
Princesses and Fairytales
Movies about Animals
Movies about Family Dynamics
Adventure and Other Movies