Magazine article Work & Family Life

Choosing the Best Movies for Children

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Choosing the Best Movies for Children

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Q We read about Common Sense Media for the first time in this newsletter. Thank you! Our kids are in middle school now, and we've used this online guide since they were in preschool. Because there's such a glut of products out there, it helps a lot to have other parents and experts who understand child development weigh in on the best ones.

You should tell your readers that now there's a Common Sense for Families seal of approval for family-friendly movies.

-H. T, Seattle

A Thank you for telling us about this important new effort on the part of Common Sense Media. The aim of the seal is to give parents and others very clear signals as to what's in a film-and perhaps to increase the availability of family fare in the future.

"We're basically saying we want the film industry to think more about families," says James P. Steyer, chief executive of Common Sense Media. They expect to grant the seal to as many as 10 family-oriented movies a year.

Steyer notes that last summer was not a great season for family films. "If we help them sell more great stuff, that's good," he says.

The first Common Sense for Families seal-a green, black and white circle, with a check mark- went to the Walt Disney movie "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner. …

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