When my children were 3-5yrs old in particular, I viewed things before letting them watch them. I would say, it may have been useful for there to be a suggested target age, but as a parent today- with all of the inappropriate televised programs, and the even more inappropriate commercials, and with issues that we want to explain and help our children to understand, we must all be proactive in determining what is suitable for our children to watch. Perhaps it is more appropriate for a 5yr old upwards, a child that can understand the concept of trials, obstacles, and plain old bummers.
I actually think this video was not only wonderful in every way, but could be useful as a learning tool. There are so many topics you could discuss with your child after viewing, assuming your child has the basic skills to talk about an issue, like thinking your going to get what you want, not getting what you expected or hoped for, understanding life is full of obstacles, and of course realizing that those that one loves and that love them, are certainly in the end *the most* important thing; something more realized and penetrating to the heart particularly during a holiday.
This was tearfully touching and I *would* suggest it for *any age* from 5yrs to 100yrs, although I do feel a 3yr old that has not been too sheltered from life’s common realities couldn't handle this movie. My kids watched Calliou when they were 3yrs old, and there were many sad episodes but that is what life is about - learning to deal with things that happen and feeling, feeling the emotions that come out of it, and I used each of the episodes they watched, to talk with and teach them. That is how our children will succeed, by feeling and learning to accept those feelings, feel those feelings, and then get over those feelings, to realize what is most valuable in life.
Sometimes that means experiencing a good cry, and getting some good hugs, love and talking to feel better.
This video is perfect for anyone who has children, or spends time with children and def a grammy or grandpa video. Enjoy and watch with someone you love!