+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    4,573
    Thanks
    9,207
    Thanked
    4,453
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default What age did your kids watch movies?

    I've been so looking forward to the day I can snuggle with dd1 on a rainy or lazy or sick day to watch a Disney film - she's 3 next week but still struggles to watch a tv show without wanting to do something else let alone sit still and enjoy a whole movie....
    So what age did your kids start to sit and watch a movie?

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Little Miss Sunshine For This Useful Post:

    A-Squared  (21-01-2016)

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    4,189
    Thanks
    1,622
    Thanked
    2,180
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I'm 40 and I still struggle to sit down and watch a whole movie without doing something else at the same time! It drives DH mad!

    At the cinema, about 4 was when DD no longer needed to get up and walk the steps or play at the front for some part of the movie.

    At home, probably about 5-6 yo, but only if she's in that sort of mood (eg. after a few big days going out lots). It really does depend on the movie though.

    My 2.5yo has really good focus (even daycare comment on how much longer he focuses on a task than his age peers), but is 99% of the time doing something else at the same time as watching TV or a movie.

    It depends so much on the kids though. Their cousins both turn into zombies the minute the TV goes on and would happily sit and watch 3 movies back to back.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    in a wormhole
    Posts
    2,770
    Thanks
    4,604
    Thanked
    2,813
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Around 6 for my kids. I've always loved kids movies so I was looking forward to watching them as a family, but neither of mine were interested until about 6.

    They would happily have the tv on in the background while they played before that age, but that was about the age where they were actually interested in sitting down and watching the movie. They are both very sensitive so also struggled with the intensity and scary scenes of a lot of kids movies.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Mackay
    Posts
    6,280
    Thanks
    809
    Thanked
    2,405
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Around 2/3. Dd3 happily sits through a whole movie (sometimes a few movies) and has done for ages, she is 3.5. Dd1 and dd2 were the same.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,414
    Thanks
    838
    Thanked
    1,113
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    DS was around 2.5 years old I think. DD was older - maybe 4ish.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    10,339
    Thanks
    3,255
    Thanked
    6,281
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    My DS is almost 5 and he still won't sit for a whole movie.

    There are a few movies he likes, but he'll still play with his toys and do other things while they're on.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,973
    Thanks
    1,940
    Thanked
    1,493
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    DSS was about 2- he is one of those kids who falls into the tv when it is on, even if it's the news!

    DSD still doesn't really sit and focus for longer than 45 minutes- but she is like that with everything.

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    3,480
    Thanks
    1,026
    Thanked
    2,105
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Pretty young, younger than 2. My DS is a really hyperative child, but watching a movie seems to be really calming for him, one of the rare times he'll relax. He's 2.5 now and will request which movie he wants and snuggle on the lounge with me to watch the whole thing (with any particularly scary parts fast forwaded), he's done that for quite awhile.

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    4,481
    Thanks
    1,970
    Thanked
    1,164
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Sub

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,286
    Thanks
    477
    Thanked
    597
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Ds would have been about 3.5 but only the movies he really loved he would sit and watch uninterrupted.

    Dd is 22 months and still won't even watch a tv show. I don't think she has ever paid attention to a single thing on the TV. She won't be watching movies for a very long time I would say.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Books that are now movies
    By 2BlueBirds in forum Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-09-2015, 12:48
  2. Movies of 2015
    By Mellie29 in forum Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18-03-2015, 20:34
  3. Do you cry in movies?
    By Trusty Chords in forum General Chat
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 13-03-2015, 10:06

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Innovations Sports Physiotherapy
Women’s Health Physios who are able to assess and treat a wide range of Pregnancy and Post Natal Issues. We offer Post Natal Pilates Classes taken by our Physios. These classes help you rebuild strength through your Core and Pelvic Floor.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!