Parents' Guide to

Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales

By C. Connor, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

A watch-and-grow-sleepy experience.

Movie NR 2000 26 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 2+

Narration of books is good, one book is about monsters in the dark

I have watched some of this movie. We fast forwarded to good night moon. The Good night moon part is great. Thank goodness I watched this with my son because there are kids talking about being scared and a book about being scared of monsters in the dark.
age 5+

Scary Stories Not for Toddlers

I didn't understand why this got through the Common Sense rankings to be approved for a toddler. There are scary stories in here that could be traumatizing for a 2-year old. Appropriate for a child who can understand that the scary things are imaginary.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (1 ):

GOODNIGHT MOON is a comforting multicultural stroll with the Sandman through the realm of sleep. The video, tenuously linked to the ever-popular children's book Goodnight Moon, features gorgeous animation, cute and funny real-kid segments, and rich musical offerings from the likes of Aaron Neville and Patti LaBelle. Parents may find themselves watching the video for the celebrity performances even after the wee ones are tucked away.

A lot of the bedtime bases get covered here, from nightmares to blankies. And while a lot of the musical segments might be somewhat frivolous, the interviews with real kids deal with important issues. The segment with a blind boy and his sister is particularly affecting, addressing disability without being in the least condescending.

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