Intentional Parenting Family Movies
Talking and Playing for Growth with . . .
The Adventures of Milo and Otis
Social-Emotional Learning — Friendship; Courage.
Moral-Ethical Emphasis — Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Caring.
At a Glance — Age: 5 - 8; MPAA Rating -- G; Drama; 1989; 76 minutes; Color.
Description — Milo is a farmyard kitten. Otis, his best friend, is a farmyard puppy. Milo and Otis love to play near the river that runs by the farm and, one day, Milo hides from Otis in a box floating near the dock. He is carried away downstream and Otis follows, trying to save his friend. They have many adventures before they return safely to the farm.
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Each Guide helps parents and teachers use family movies to enhance verbal development, increase social-emotional learning, and foster character education.
Benefits of the Movie — "The Adventures of Milo and Otis" is a delightful film that will stretch a youngster's vocabulary.
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For a more complete explanation of how to use movies to foster development through talk and play, see Ideas for Talking and Playing Using Family Movies. Babysitters can better serve their charges by talking with children about the movies children watch and organizing games based on situations in the films. See How Babysitters Can Enhance Verbal Development and Social-Emotional Learning.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against putting children age 2 or younger in front of a screen. For children 3 and above it recommends no more than 1 to 2 hours of educational, nonviolent programs each day. For these children family movies are a great way for intentional parents to use entertainment to enhance a child's verbal skills, social and emotional learning and character education.
Kids will love "The Adventures of Milo and Otis". With this Guide parents and teachers can make it a learning experience.
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