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What's the right age to bring my kid to her first movie?

Topics: Screen Time

It totally depends on your kid. Lots of kids are ready for the movie theater around age 3, while whereas others will be better off waiting until they're 5 or 6. You'll want to make sure your kid can handle the amplified sights and sounds and has the attention span to last through a feature film.

Beyond that, look for a movie that's targeted to your child's age. You won't necessarily know from the MPAA rating whether the movie is OK for your kid, so you also can check our reviews and watch trailers. Get more tips for taking your kid to her first movie.

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