Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Best Toddler Movies

In my opinion, Disney movies, and actually 99% of all kids movies are totally inappropriate for toddlers. It seems like almost all of them involve either scary villains or parents who die. I don't want my daughters exposed to either of those themes right now. Ideally, I would have liked to wait until Isla was three before introducing her to the television, but that wasn't our reality. We tried a couple of movies ("Finding Nemo" and "Dot and the Kangaroo") that ended up being much too scary for her, before I remembered an old favorite of mine: My Neighbor Totoro. By the same director we have my daughter's favorite: Ponyo. Totally appropriate for a 2.5 year-old, it is sweet and magical, and I can actually stand watching it more than once. Isla likes to snuggle a little felted wool version while she watches, and then uses it for imaginary play after.