Feb 15

Love is in the air this week, but kids aren’t associating Valentine’s Day with romance. Love to kids is how they feel about their friends and family. If you’re planning a movie night this weekend, check out these great family movies around friendship.


Jan 8

If you love to take your kids to the movies and you’re wondering what’s coming out this year, check out this great guide to 2012 kids’s movies.  From The Lorax to The Secret World of Arrietty, there’s something for everyone this year.


Dec 25

If you’re looking for a great way to wrap up a wonderful day, check out this list of 10 great Christmas movies to watch with the kids. You won’t be able to run out to the store to get them today, but check your cable’s “on demand” program, Netflix Instant Watch and even your local TV listings if you see one you’d like to watch.


Dec 18

When it comes to movies and pop culture, dads often get a bad rap. Some are absent, some play stupid, and some overly mean and aggressive. But sometimes, a good guy pops up in the mix. Check out these great movie dads.  Do any of you dads out there use these guys as role models?


Nov 19

The new Muppets movie will be hitting theaters soon, and it’s sure to be a big family favorite this holiday season. Like with any big movie, your kids may be talking about it for days, weeks and even months afterwards, and what better way to help foster their pleasure than shopping for some Muppets gear?  Check out this great list of Muppets gifts for kids from Lil Sugar.


Nov 7

Few things beat family movie night: kids and parents all snuggled up around the TV, watching a favorite movie and eating your favorite snacks. But when you’ve seen all the movies or you decide you’re just watching too much TV, family game night is a fun alternative. If your kids aren’t quite ready for Monopoly, check out these great board games for kids. They’re fun for the whole family.


Oct 20

Planning a family movie night or looking for something to show at your child’s Halloween party? Look no further than iVillage’s Best Halloween Movies for Kids. Movies are scary (but not too scary) and broken down age by age.


Oct 13

Looking for a fun, education way to spend a family weekend?  Check out Family Education’s idea for an Animal Kingdom Weekend. It starts with a trip to a local zoo or aquarium and ends at home, where you’ll participate in fun animal-related activities, make fun animal crafts, watch movies with animal themes and make animal-related recipes.


Sep 30

The weather is starting to get a little cooler and with school in session, your weeks are probably a little busier. So, what better way to spend the weekend than planning some cozy fall family time at home? Family Education has compiled a list of things you and your kids can do, including activities such as a fall scavenger hunt or a scrapbook of leaves; recipes such as harvest soup and a smooth apple smoothie; and much more.


Sep 10

Summer may almost be over but that doesn’t stop kids from reliving some of their favorite moments.  Usually, that includes a big summer blockbuster or two.  With this in mind, Indianapolis’s Fox 59 has put together a list of some of the hottest toys inspired by summer movies.  It’s never too early to do a little Christmas shopping!


Aug 25

There’s no better way to spend a Friday night than cuddled up on the sofa with your family, enjoying a movie and a big bowl of popcorn, but how do you decide which movies to watch when your old favorites get boring?  Your kids are probably coming home from school, reporting what their friends thought of the latest blockbusters, but are those movies kid-friendly?  Are they full of sex and violence?  Are they even any good?  If you’re looking for some ideas of what to choose for your next family movie night, you might want to check out this article.


Aug 10

With school being just around the corner (if your kids are not back already), you’re probably looking for something fun to do to unwind on the weekends.  Why not a family movie night?  Check out this list of the 20 Best Family Movies for some ideas!  You’ll find old favorites and some new releases.


Jul 29

The Smurfs movie is all the rage this summer, and it’s bringing the classic cartoon to a younger generation as well.  The movie isn’t the only way people are enjoy the Smurfs this summer though; check out this great Smurfs gear, including costumes, lunchboxes toys, t-shirts, games and more.


Jul 3

Violent films and TV shows are often aimed at the younger members of the family, but a new study from Indiana University shows that kids do not enjoy the violence.  According to the study, 70% of children’s TV shows feature some sort of violence.  The kids who took part in the study (both boys and girls, ages five to eleven) were actually turned off by the violent programming.


Jun 28

The Toy Story movie franchise from Pixar has become quite popular over the last decade, but with the last storyline in Toy Story 3, many believed it would be the last sequel.  Guess again.  Actor Tom Hanks, who provides a voice for the character “Woody” in the films, says he hears there’s a fourth one coming our way in the future.   Pixar hasn’t confirmed the rumor, but it will certainly be interesting to keep an eye out for!


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