“100 favorite movies you watched 10 years ago”, a playful guide that makes you grow –

“100 favorite movies you watched 10 years ago”, a playful guide that makes you grow –

Using movies and cartoons to address fear, autonomy, or friendship, that’s the goal of “100 Favorite Movies You Saw 10 Years Ago.” Written by two child psychologists and a film buff, this book serves as a guide to approach different topics through film.

Why not check out a great classic like “Mom, I Missed the Plane” this holiday season? This film by director Chris Colombus is about Kevin, a nine-year-old boy, forgotten in a big family house, who will have to live alone and face two not-so-smart burglars. In addition to the comic aspect, this fiction makes it possible to approach different concepts such as autonomy, courage and creativity, but also separation, family and loneliness, explains child psychologist Aurélie Callet for RTS.

With their colleague Clémence Prompsy and radio and television presenter Laurie Cholewa, they wanted to offer a playful guide for parents, allowing both to rediscover the great classics, while encouraging discussion and reflection with the family.

>> Watch: the trailer for the movie “Mom, I missed the plane”

For each selected film, the three authors recall the tone, themes covered and recommended age. They also explain why they chose this film, and give some cinematic references.

“As child psychologists, it’s very common for us to have people come out of the office with some sort of medical prescription like ‘watch this movie with your family on Sunday’, it will allow you to progress on certain topics, see your child’s feelings, or talk about super interesting family issues. discussions. Our guide goes in the same direction,” says Aurélie Callet.

Movies for all ages

The age of the child is not the only reference because some children are very sensitive, others much less. For more difficult topics, such as mourning, the authors have written several warnings. This especially applies to the cartoons “The Lion King” and “Bambi” in which one of the parents dies. Sensitive scenes, with their timing, are listed in the book. This allows parents to “close” a delicate passage or explain what will happen to de-dramatize the scene.

For young children who have never seen a cartoon before, Aurélie Callet recommends “Silly Symphonies,” short films of several minutes produced by the Disney studio in the 1930s.

If “Kiki’s Delivery Service” is normally recommended from the age of 6, for Aurélie Callet this Japanese animated film can be watched from the age of 3-4.

Kiki the little witch. [Hayao Miyazaki – AFP / Archives du 7e art / Photo12]

“At the age of three, we will only see a little girl who flies on a broomstick and makes a friend. While an eight-year-old child will see what adolescence is, will want to be independent, find his marks, his personality… Films are read differently according to the age of the child and some are already they can show to the little ones”. The main thing, says Aurélie Callet, is not to leave 3-4 year olds alone in front of the screen, but to make it a family activity. This allows for moments of exchange and at the same time creates strong memories.

Tip: delve into the classics

Recent films from the last five years have a lot of music, stimulation. The pace is very fast, analyzes the child psychologist. “They are a reflection of the current and exceptionally full life of our children; between school, extracurricular activities, friends’ birthdays”. Watching old movies, at a slower pace, also allows them to settle down and learn patience.

The interview was conducted by Coralie Claude

Web adaptation: Sarah Clement

“100 Favorite Movies You Saw 10 Years Ago”, published by Albin Michel

#favorite #movies #watched #years #playful #guide #grow

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also
Back to top button