Our hospital room had a DVD player and quite a list of movies and shows to watch for all ages. If you don’t have one, bring in a portable DVD player and let your child watch in bed to his or her heart’s content. I had fun laying on the bed with her watching the girly Princess Diaries and Ella Enchanted movies. You know movies we can’t watch as a family anymore because my son finds them icky. My husband watched Toy Story with my daughter since she didn’t remember it and it is one of his favorites. Don’t just turn on the movie for your child and go do something else. Sit and watch with them and their favorite stuffed animal. Find out why he or she loves certain parts of the movie.
Bring some old movies from home that you’ve been meaning to watch. Bring in an old classic movie that was your favorite as a child or is one of your favorite all time movies. We’ve slowly been rediscovering old movies together and here are some of our favorites. We watched the Apple Dumpling Gang last month and now a new generation loves Tim Conway and Don Knotts. My husband loves Singing in the Rain and when we watched it all together the kids thought it was hilarious. You can get these older films at Netflix or check your local library. Watching together in the hospital is a great time to share the movie and tell you kids why you love it.
Tomorrow, we’ll talk about Arts & Crafts with your kids, so check back.