movies at nursery!!

(26 Posts)
jaabaar Wed 03-Jul-13 10:51:48

Hi

Am I being unreasonable to think that PG rated movies (90 min) should not be shown at nursery to 2 and 3 year olds?

Im not anti tv - im pro educational age related and in smalldoses tv

At least it should be U rated if they have to show full lenghtmovies?

Which again I do not think children should go to nursery and watch 90 minutes tv in one session.

What do you think?

Bproud Wed 03-Jul-13 10:53:05

Absolutely, sounds like a lazy cop out to me.

mrsjay Wed 03-Jul-13 10:55:05

is the film on in a different room that the children can walk in and watch if they like or are they expecting them to sit down for all that time which is maddness what film was it ?

jaabaar Wed 03-Jul-13 10:58:01

Yes they all have to seat and watch (except babies).
It is ice age 4.

jaabaar Wed 03-Jul-13 10:59:38

I am so tempted to say something to nursery, Iin a nice way...

mrsjay Wed 03-Jul-13 11:00:09

ice age 4 is great it is fine for little kids but to expect them to sit and watch is a bit off imo is it a special movie day or something?

mrsjay Wed 03-Jul-13 11:00:59

it does seem really lazy of the nursery

YANBU

Actually laughing at this. Do the nursery actually get the kids to sit still???? My 2.7 yr old woudl stay still for about 20 - 30 minutes before he got bored.

Daisypod Wed 03-Jul-13 11:04:35

My DD had a sleep over at school to celebrate the end of yr 6 and they were told as parents were not present they were only allowed to watch U certificate films. I would say that as you had not been pre-warned they should absolutely not have it on.

MrsMook Wed 03-Jul-13 11:09:05

I wouldn't be impressed.

Aside from it being lazy, it is very hard picking a film appropriate for young children. We take the Brownies to the cinema and picking something that entertains one child without risking scaring the pants off another is quite hard. PG isn' often suitable for a large group (hence Parental Guidence) and you still can't assume U is appropriate.

I think Ice Age 4 is fine, and even if I hadn't seen it I would be happy with nursery making a decision as to whether it is suitable for a child.

Also, who told you they had to sit and watch? Because I would be taking it with a pinch of salt if my three year old told me that tbh.

My 4 and a half year olds still aren't great at sitting still through full-length films so I think 'forcing' smaller children to sit still throughout would be more hassle than it's worth!

kim147 Wed 03-Jul-13 11:10:45

Is Ice Age 4 a PG?

I'm surprised seeing as its core audience must be under 8s.

But I'd be surprised children so young could sit still for a long time watching it.

YouTheCat Wed 03-Jul-13 11:13:04

Our nursery will wheel out the tv if the weather is crap - but it's half hour stuff like Babar the Elephant. I really don't think they could expect children of that age to sit still through a film (hence why I don't think it's generally appropriate to take a 3 year old to the cinema).

Nurseries shouldn't be showing films or TV. I wouldn't be happy to pay for a nursery to be doing this.

I think I'd be more cheesed off about paying someplace more per month than my mortgage to look after/educate my kid, only to find out that my kiddo's been watching a few hours of TV for the price. I'm not anti-TV either, but that's definitely something that can be taken care of at home, for free. Or at Grandma's for free.

Probably wouldn't think twice about playing Ice Age 4 for a 3 year-old, myself. blush

DeWe Wed 03-Jul-13 11:33:53

I assume it's a one off as you've mentioned the film.
Wouldn't bother me as a one off, my older ones would probably have sat and watched it at that age. Ds wouldn't have as he wouldn't have found it interesting.
If they anounced they were doing it every week then I would object.

jaabaar Wed 03-Jul-13 11:38:47

probablyjustgas
That is my thought exactly!

jackieTheFart
I know it because I saw it. I took dd in as film was starting. One child got up and was told to seat down in no uncertain way.

mrsMook
Does PG really mean it must be guided by a parent only and not just an adult for a group?? (Strictly speaking)

LadyBryan Wed 03-Jul-13 11:44:42

It depends.

Daughter's school has movies available on treat afternoon - they can either go watch a movie, play sports/games/do crafts. I think as a one off it is actually fine and fun.

Every day as a babysitting tool - not fine

jaabaar Wed 03-Jul-13 11:58:18

LadyBryan
I agree as a treat fine. But not daikt for nursery...
I let her watch tv at home as well but max 15 min at a time

Googled and found that some sites rate it as U .
At least better then PG

StuntGirl Wed 03-Jul-13 12:03:37

I wouldn't be happy and would ask them what their reasoning is.

aldiwhore Wed 03-Jul-13 12:06:33

If it's a treat I don't see the problem (though I agree all films should be a U simply because they're no brainers and least likely to cause anyone any concern).

If it's all the time, it's a cop out.

My boys' nursery (holiday club and after school for them, but also has many babies and up) often does a 'cinema afternoon' when the children spend the morning baking, one of the staff doles out ice cream and it's generally a pleasant experience.

peanutMD Wed 03-Jul-13 12:09:03

I work in a nursery.

We have a marble jar reward system for the 2-5 year olds, when its full the children put forward ideas for a treat and then we have a class vote to choose the most popular.

Once or twice we've had popcorn and a movie, although should only be U rating unless permission slips are issued to parents, could it be as part of a treat?

catgirl1976 Wed 03-Jul-13 12:12:30

YANBU

If it was a one off for some reason I would be not too bothered although I would be surprised if they got them to sit still and of course the film should be a U

If it was a regular occurrence I would be very unhappy. I can lazy parent myself perfectly well. I wouldn't won't to be paying £50ish a day for someone else to do it.

catgirl1976 Wed 03-Jul-13 12:12:44

*want

ThisWayForCrazy Wed 03-Jul-13 12:12:55

I'd be fucking furious if my DCs were stuck in front of a 90 minute film by people who I am paying to care for my kids!! Mind you, I'd be impressed if they actually watched it.

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