Whether or not you let your toddler watch movies is a momentous decision. Once you do, there's no turning back. So it's up to you to choose flicks that your kids love — and that you can live with. Important things to consider include the type (cartoon, live-action, scary, funny), length, and content themes. Here are seven prescreened movies for toddlers that get the seal of approval from moms.
According to researcher Dimitri A Christakis, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine, a toddler who watches three hours of television per day is 30% more likely to have attention problems in school. There appears to be . Christakis maintains that there are a few factors that may be contributing to the attention problems. First, the baby/toddler brain is developing every moment of these first few years. Television watching is a very passive activity that does not allow for this brain to grow. The second factor is that the super fast, ever-changing pace of television shows is unnatural and the child may begin to see this rate as normal, which can cause quandaries when trying to encourage the child to sit still for a half-hour lesson on the letter "K".