Watch These Top Movies for Kids in 2013! (with trailers)

Going to watch one of the top movies for kids is a great way to spend time with the whole family. It’s also a cool reward to give your child as they learn to read and develop other learning skills.

“The year has hardly begun and it already looks like it will be filled with awesomeness! Let’s begin with movies. 2012 was a good year for children’s movies that grown-ups loved too, Brave and Life of Pi topping the list. It looks like 2013 will keep up the good job, as several family movies are scheduled to release this year. Here are our top 5 (in release date order), which do you think will be your favorite?

1 – Oz: The Great and Powerful

This new Disney movie tells the story of what happened before The Wizard of Oz: the cast is great, the story seems fantastic and Oz, well, there isn’t any place quite as wonderful, is there? Release date should be on March 8th.

2 -The Croods

“My family has always survived by my dad’s one rule: never leave the cave.” The premise of DreamWorks’ new movie talks about a caveman being forced to leave his cave, and the story of all of us when we leave what we know behind – often, luckily, to find something amazing ahead of us. The movie release date is March 22nd.

3 – Monsters University

…AND THEY’RE BACK!

Save the date because June 21st Pixar’s Mike and Sulley are back to tell you the story of how they met. We think this is going to be the most exciting family movie this year and seriously cannot wait, this especially after seeing the brilliant website Pixar has created to promote the movie! The site says application for next fall at Monsters University aren’t being accepted yet, but you should definitely keep an eye – or three – on the page.

4 – The Little Mermaid 3D

A 3D version of a classic wouldn’t normally be such an excitement, but The Little Mermaid is one of the best Disney movies ever and the very idea of seeing these guys on the big screen again bring pure joy! Let’s dance under the sea!

The movie will be out on September 13th.

5 – Dorothy of Oz

After finding out what happened before The Wizard of Oz, we’ll see what happened after: Dorothy of Oz looks at what happens after Dorothy goes back to Kansas (only to get back to Oz right away). It’s a musical feature movie, and we are curious to see how it compares to the other amazing Oz movies: do you think it’s going to be good? The release date is not yet official but should be sometime this year.”

Movies are awesome fun. But as we all know, reading a great book can be even more fun as we let our own imaginations create the movie for us. Before reaping the reward of going to see a top movie for kids, it’s very important that children first learn to read and writeThe Reading Kingdom online learning program and game is designed to teach children the six skills needed for literacy success, up to a third grade reading level.  Read a few of our many parent and educator testimonials, then click here to sign up for a free 30 day trial of our interactive reading program..