Saturday, May 31, 2008

Musicals

Normally, when the we and the kids settle down in front of the TV it's always been their selection of kids shows. Lately we've actually been introducing them to watching some of the old musicals that we have on DVD and they seem utterly delighted by them. We've already watched The Sound of Music, Singing in the Rain and My Fair Lady and it's certainly captivated their attentions.

The kids are fascinated by the old costumes and the style of these movies. Event without the fancy CGI effects and animation in today's movies, the kids still enjoyed each of them. They get to know the songs and even singing them out loud. What's also good about these old musicals is that they are typically harmless fair and almost always are rated G. So, we don't have to worry too much about the content. We can just put the DVD on and the kids are happily humming or singing along to the tunes in no time.

Not too many kids nowadays appreciate these old movies. With all the pop rock and teen songstresses around, we think it's important to give the kids the appreciation for all sorts of music, specially Old School musicals.

2 comments:

Dominique said...

Starting them on geekdom early....

chaz said...

Oh yes, quite so. In between cartoons, comics and computers we want them to appreciate these old musicals. Now, if only I can get my hands on a rotary telephone and a typewriter then I can really get them into retro geekery. :)