Monday, August 14, 2006

Quality Music, TV Shows, Books & Movies for Children

I found an interesting request through Blogher courtesy of The Lovely Mrs. Davis:

She is asking parent bloggers to share the following...

What television, music, movie or book from your childhood are you excited about sharing with your own children?


I love these types of questions so of course I am happy to share mine!

Movie:

E.T.
--This is the first movie I remember truly enjoying as a child. I recently saw parts of it and was amazed at the wonderment I still have while watching this movie. I'm sure many of my generation will agree that this was a defining movie from our childhood and one we would want our children to see.

Music:

Banana Slug String Band--Although it is a little obscure, I loved this band when I was a child. The messages in their songs are wonderful...all about treading lightly on the earth and protecting our environment. "Dirt Made My Lunch" was my favorite song of theirs.

T.V. Show:

Punky Brewster--Although this tv show is sadly outdated (especially the 80s outfits!) this was my absolute favorite tv show as a child. Punky is a great role model for young girls, I know she was for me. She is independent, family oriented and a good friend. I hope my daughter will be able to enjoy this show when she gets a little older. I'm so thrilled it's out on dvd!

Books:


Ramona Quimby Series--Ramona was a fictional character by Beverly Clearly, written to be such a pest, especially to her older sister and to various teachers/adult figures. I never looked at her that way, though. To me she was always misunderstood, curious about the world, and a lot of run to read about.

Are You There God, It's Me Margaret--Hands down the defining book of my adolescence. I must have read this book over 100 times. I hope my daughter will find it as wonderful as I did. In fact, I would read this book again, right now. I would also recommend any other Judy Blume book to my daughter, she is a fantastic writer and grossly underappreciated in our culture.

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2 comments:

Reel Fanatic said...

If I may suggest a kids movie that I didn't get to see until I was an adult, I highly recommend John Sayles' "The Secret of Roan Inish" .. it's not as heavy-handed as some of his flicks, and just tells a great little story

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