Toddlers have short attention spans, so it’s challenging to find a movie that really captures their interest for extended periods of time. All three of my children are big Disney fans and have their personal favourites. Some of these movies have remained on their top list since they were tots, while others have been added to their list. I’ve found that my toddlers preferred movies with interesting shapes and super bright colors. A great soundtrack helps as well and gets them dancing!
If you’re looking for a fun family movie that is great for little ones, you may want to check out the ones mentioned below. They’ve been tried-and-true favourites for capturing the attention span of my busy toddlers, and as with all Disney movies, these are timeless.
These are my personal picks for toddlers. What are yours?
He’s cute, cuddly and loves his honey! Babies and toddlers love Winnie the Pooh, thanks to his gentle manner, soft voice, and sweet personality. Pooh’s friends are just as charming and each come with a drastically different personality. I think that could also play into the huge appeal. Follow along with Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Eeyore and Christopher Robin as they join Winnie the Pooh on his exciting adventures.
This movie offers huge appeal to toddlers and kids of all ages. Nemo and his friends swim around, solve problems, and embark on an adventure that captures you from the very beginning. The colourful fish and quick movements prevent tots from getting bored.
Everything that has anything to do with Little Mermaid is a win with all three of my kids. My son dances to the music, the girls are in love with Ariel, and the talking sea creatures just make it that much more fun. The bright colours and fun soundtrack keep them happy and entertained.
Toy Story 1, 2 and 3
The idea of toys and dolls coming to life is essentially a child’s dream come true. These are my son’s favourite movies and his sisters offer no objection when he asks to watch them. Warning: if you have never seen Toy Story 3 before, have a box of Kleenex ready. Yes, I cried!
This movie had my girls the moment the stork started flying across the sky holding a bundle. The “Awwwwws” and “Oohhhhs!” that come out of their mouths every time baby Dumbo is revealed is just one of the sweetest things. The story is heartbreaking in a way, but offers an important message that I think is so important for kids of all ages. My son loves elephants, so this is an appealing flick for him as well.