While not all of the movies featured at the Cineworld chain of theaters are suitable for children, you will find that taking your kids to the movies will serve several purposes, aside from being a treat for the whole family. You will find that taking your kids to the movies will matter in their socialization skills, emotional stability, and mental acuity, as well as in your loving bond as a family.
Jumpstart Difficult Conversations
The beauty of contemporary cinema is the wide range of topics that its movies tackle – life and death, joy and sorrow, and health and sickness. You can use the appropriate movies to jumpstart difficult discussions with your children especially on topics that are close to their hearts, such as the death of a beloved pet. You can take them to an age-appropriate movie wherein the characters face similar issues or situations.
You can make the lessons or messages of the movie as your starting point for deeper conversations with your children. You will find that using the characters as examples will make it easier to talk about more challenging issues, in a way that fairy tales and fables did in their younger years.
Yet another benefit of watching movies with your kids is the opportunity to make them appreciate the lives and cultures of other people, perhaps even gain an appreciation of historic and contemporary events.
Your adventures in cinema may not compare with actual adventures in actual places but it comes close – the right compromise between exposing your children to other cultures without the risks of travel, for example.
You can then discuss the movie’s merits, answer your children’s questions, and address their concerns after it ends. You essentially become their teacher albeit one without a pen and blackboard with the theatre as your classroom.
Plus, watching movies with your kids is one of the best ways to spend time with them – truly, a priceless bonus!