By Nicole Dean
Brand new movies are great! It’s so much fun standing in line
at the theater, breathing in the buttery popcorn smell, giddy
with anticipation when a new movie is released.
My children love watching the latest and greatest movies, but
just grin when I hear my children singing the songs I used to
sing as a kid – “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” or
“Tomorrow”. Hearing their little off-key renditions is the
music to my ears.
Have you introduced your children to the movies you enjoyed
when you were younger?
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
The Robinson family gets shipwrecked near an island. With hard
work and togetherness, they build a majestic tree house. They
are faced with many trials - wild animals, weather, and
pirates, but their ingenuity carries them through. Great
The Parent Trap (1961)
Twin daughters are raised not knowing about each other, each
living with one parent. They unexpectedly bump into each other
at summer camp, put two and two together, and work out a
to get their parents back together again. This movie is just
plain good fun.
Mary Poppins (1964)
Mr. and Mrs. Banks are both so preoccupied with their own
interests that their children, Jane and Michael are unhappy.
When the magical nanny, Mary Poppins enters their lives, she
brings the family closer. Between the penguin scene, the
chimney sweep dance, and the magic, your children will be
The Sound of Music (1965)
The hills are alive with the sound of music. Your home will be
alive with the sound of music once your kids watch this one.
Oh, how we love Annie! The music, the dancing, the wealthy Mr.
Warbucks, and a happy ending. It doesn’t get much better than
These five movies are a must in every family library. Share
memories, and sing the tunes. It’s ok if you’re a little
off-key. I won’t tell.