Tips for Parents
"Toy Story 3": A Parenting Tale
This classic tale of a boy and the toys that love him grows up a bit, as the boy, "Andy," prepares to head to college. His toys are worried that they'll be forever forgotten. And his mother, despite being an animated character, tugs at every heartstring imaginable as she's hugging her boy goodbye.
"Toy Story 3" isn't just for kids. It's been the subject of Facebook and Twitter campaigns. Many traditional-aged college students who grew up with the original "Toy Story" movie in 1995 eagerly looked forward to the newest sequel. There was even a campus "cliffhanger" tour when the movie came out last year.
The storyline speaks to all of us, as we cling to the remembrances of childhood while navigating the adult world in front of us. It just might be a good summertime flick to share with your student.
Sources: The New York Times, 4/30/10; The Washington Post Campus Overload, 2/28/11
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