*Winner: Wreck-It Ralph
See any good movies as a family last year? Take a look at the 2012 Movie Calendar if you need to refresh your memory, and then submit your nominations for the Best Kids/Family Movie from 2012.
The nominees for Oscars this year are: Brave, ParaNorman, Wreck-It Ralph, Frankenweenie, and The Pirates! Band of Misfits. You can submit up to three nominations in the About.com Readers Choice Awards. Let's see if your nominations are in line with the Oscar judges, or if you think movies like Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted deserve more credit.
*Winner: The BackyardigansAh, TV shows for preschoolers. So innocent. So educational. So cute! But which one is your favorite? My preschooler and I differ on which show for preschoolers is the best, but really, I think she'd watch pretty much any one I put on for her. Nominate you and your preschoolers' favorite shows using the link below, and we'll soon find out which shows About.com readers love the most.
*Winner: My Little Pony: Friendship Is MagicHere's the fun thing about kids' cartoons: some of them have just as many adult viewers as they do kids! SpongeBob SquarePants has survived over 10 seasons, and it's not just 2-11 year-olds that are watching it. And, the show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has it's own fan club of adults who call themselves "Bronies." But to clarify, this award is really supposed to go the show parents think is best for kids. So, if you are a closet cartoon watcher after your kids go to bed, don't nominate that show (unless you let your kids watch it too). Nominate the cartoons you think are the best for kids ages 5-12.
*Winner: Good Luck CharlieKid sit-coms are all the rage these days. Kids love them, but parents have different opinions on which shows are okay for kids, and which ones send the wrong message. Which live-action shows do you think are best for kids ages 5-12?
*Winner: PBSKIDS.orgWebsites related to kids' movies and TV shows offer everything from games and online interactions to educational activities and printable crafts and party ideas. My preschooler loves watching shows on Disney.go.com, and I like it when she plays games on PBSKIDS.org. We also visit movie sites sometimes to find related activities. Using their favorite characters to encourage additional learning is a fun way to help kids get some hands-on practice with the concepts they've seen on educational TV shows or learn more about the subject matter presented in movies. Which TV/movie related websites do you and your kids go to most often?