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The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that The Land Before Time III: The Time of Great Giving shows the dinosaur habitat threatened by reduced water supply, which leads to petty squabbles, in-fighting, and territorial intimidation. There is some peril throughout, recurring bullying, and poor communication; however, in each case, the conflict is used to demonstrate resolution.
What's the story?
Is it any good?
There's a lot here to entertain and inform: songs, dinosaurs, nature, playfulness, and a boatload of positive lessons about cooperation and communication.
Kids who like dinosaurs and nature will enjoy this tale of survival, and parents will appreciate these very relatable family lessons about how we express ourselves, and how we get along with people who are different than us or who simply have a different approach to problem-solving.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about living with fewer resources. Have you ever had to cut back on something and not use as much? How did it make you feel? How did you handle it?
Does your family ever yell when upset? How does it make you feel? Try working on using your words in a calm voice to express your feelings.
Have you ever had to work with someone you disagreed with? How did you put aside your differences? What was the outcome?
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