By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media editor
Before you had kids, a trip to the movies was a no-brainer. You liked the actor or director or the movie poster was cool, so you went. Simple. But if you have little kids, you have to put a bit more thought into a visit to the multiplex, especially the first time you go. Here are some tips for making the first venture to the theater a success.
Determine whether your kid is really ready. What's the right age to take kids to their first movie? Well, it depends on your kid. Lots of kids see their first movie around the age of 3 or 4, but some parents wait until kids are a bit older, especially if they're sensitive to loud noises or scared of the dark.
Choose the right movie. Obviously, you want something kid-friendly -- usually, animation fits the bill. But also look for movies that are slower-paced or shorter than the average blockbuster. These kinds of movies aren't always playing in the theater, but keep your eye out for specialRead More »from 5 Tips for Your Kid's First Trip to the Movies