Attending a movie grill is a very exciting event for adults, let alone children. It can be particularly special for a parent to bring his or her child along for the first time. Sharing a movie experience often leaves a lasting, positive impression on the child for decades to come. In fact, many adults still remember, with fondness, their first visit to the movie theaters. As a parent, it can be equally memorable, either in a positive light, or, of course, in a negative one, depending upon how your child reacts. Take a look at the following signs to determine if your child is old enough to make that trek with you:
1. They can quietly sit through a movie at home.
A movie grill is a special type of cinematic experience wherein the audience is able to consume an entire meal while watching a film. Therefore, it is especially important that your child be able to devote his attention to quietly eating and watching a film. A good test for this is to serve dinner in front of the television one night and watch how your child reacts.
2. They can sit quietly and respectfully through a meal in a restaurant.
As a companion sign to number one, it is a good indicator that your child may be ready for a movie and dinner experience if he or she is able to publicly dine with you in a way that does not cause a disturbance to the other patrons. If you find that your child is still very active during a meal, then he may not be quite ready. Do not despair, as it could just take another few weeks or months.
3. They are not easily scared.
This is aimed more toward younger children, but even if you are not attending a scary movie, big theater screens and new atmospheres can be intimidating for children. Check the rating of the film, and explain ahead of time how there will be a large screen and food served while watching a movie.
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