Are you going for movies with the kids? Parents these are the points you should know right now!
Well, when you are going for watching a movie alone and when you are going with family, it’s easy to find differences between the two. However when you are going with your kids especially for the first time, and where your kids are completely unaware of the whole concept of theaters and movies then you should know some basic things. Choosing wrong stuff can effect on your kids and ruin their experience for their lifetime. So it’s better to make sure that you know what to do in advance.
# Make sure that your kids are ready for this
There is no right age when it comes to watching films in theaters. However it depends on the kid when they are feeling ready for experiencing this stuff, that’s why you need to re-confirm if they are ready or not. As you already know, the experience in home and theater is the polar opposite.
# Movie selection should be easy
You can’t show anything to your kids. Obviously, you get animations movies here. But again, there are a few movies which are good for the kids. However, when you are choosing the film, make sure that the length is too long and have slower paces too. There are lots of options that you can find online or also search as well as a book on London Theatre Direct too.
# Plan in advance everything
You don’t like to see kids standing up unnecessary without any reason when you watch a film in the theater. Same goes for your kids too; it’s important to make sure that your kids learn the etiquette to how they should behave in theaters. Also, tell them not to talk while they watch the film and don’t make noise too. Make sure to bring something to eat for them, so they don’t get hungry in the middle. If you are buying popcorn then also get water as popcorn is salty too.
# Skip the starting stuff like trailers and ads
Usually, the ads in starting and trailers are loud and sometimes not appropriate for kids. It’s also difficult to differentiate what is what for kids as for them everything looks same. If you are going with kids who are below age 8, then you can avoid the trailers and ads that the theater show in starting of films. Along with that, you should make sure that whatever you are choosing is good enough for the kids to watch.
# Try again
Well, you are not going to be the first parents whose kid is leaving theater crying and screaming. So there is no need to feel embarrassed as its normal to have such reactions. Not just that, you can simply try next time when you are a kid is ready for the film. Along with that, it’s important to understand that kids have a different level of understanding so sometimes they don’t really get what you want them to understand. Watching something for hours is not usually kids like.