Michael Moore . . . My email newsletter from Michael Moore, founder of the Traverse City Film Festival, arrived today. I live in Traverse City, Michigan where we are so fortunate to have The State Theater and The Bijou as venues for film, for the Metropolitan Opera streaming live from the Met, and the Saturday Children's Matinee. Twenty-five cents! This reminds me a little of being a kid a long time ago . . . and of my parents sending us to the matinee at the little theater down the street. Twelve cents for admission. Michael Moore makes movies affordable for families, especially in the summer and during long school holidays. The theaters offer free admission for service members and their families. It's all good.
Thanks to Michael's email today, I discovered a resource for families I had never seen. It is a website with fantastic content to help parents with enrichment through reading and film, and with healthy family living and parenting. That website is www.commonsensemedia.org. Using the search tools on this website, parents can choose movies that are appropriate for children, books that are appropriate, and healthy life choices. Parents can explore cellular telephone apps and counsel about healthy smart phone use. I wish that resources like this had been available when my kids were kids.
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