We are going to watch the Amazing Spiderman today and Rayyan is super, duper excited!! He has his Brain Gym class in the morning and we have promised him that we will bring him to watch a movie after his class.
I still remember how afraid he was when he watched movie for the first time. He was afraid of the dark cinema, he was afraid of the loud sound system and we had to reassure him time and again that everything is going to be just fine. Nowadays, he enjoy movies so much that he will pull us towards the cinema!
Not too long ago, we watched The Avengers and he was very excited because he likes Captain America! After that day, he knew all the other super heroes! And nowadays, whenever we bring him to 7-11, he will go to the magazines section to look for the comics. The comics are not cheap ok! :P
And recently, we watched Madagascar. Before we watched the movie, we talked to him about the animals and taught him the song. He was so excited to see the animals come alive in the movie that he shouted a couple of times in the cinema! Luckily the other children were shouting in excitement in the cinema too! Phew!
Btw, some tips to those who want to bring their children to the cinema for the first time...
1) We love going to the FilmGarde Cinema at Leisure Park Kallang because there are not many people there. Sometimes there will only be a few people in the cinema! This is good because Rayyan don't get too overwhelmed by the crowd and even if he shouts or throw tantrums, we wouldn't feel too bad for disturbing the other people :)
2) Bring lots of snacks!!! Sometimes when Rayyan is super excited, can't sit still and is too noisy, we feed him with his favourite snacks to keep him busy! Hehehe
3) It is best to tell the kids what is going to happen inside so that they can anticipate and not be too scared. For Rayyan, when we were in the cinema for the first time, I held on to his hand, hugged him and kept on reassuring him. Loads of praises help a lot too ;)
We are looking forward to another great movie session! No shouting or tantrums, we hope!