Of course, when considering adding movies to your educational diet, age suitability of any given film is important to consider. Not every film is appropriate for every age group. Furthermore, each parent might deem certain topics or film styles as inappropriate. When selecting a film, you should carefully consider the film relative to your children age, emotional maturity, and your educational goals. Each family has a different standard as to what they feel is appropriate to view in regards to language, violence and sexual content. It is wise to check out relevant film reviews, clips and more before committing to a particular film. There are many resources on the web that offer insightful reviews for families.
Where to Get Films
Films are available from a variety of sources for free or for low cost. Here are a few places that you might consider in place of purchasing a film:
- Your local library typically offers a wide range of films that may be borrowed at no cost.
- Movies can be found at a variety of websites on the web for free viewing. YouTube, Hulu and other sites offer differing catalogs of movies for online viewing.
- Movie services including Netflix and Amazon offer streaming film rentals.
You should always preview films or material before presenting them to your children to ensure that they are suitable and will meet your educational goals.