Families: Kid Vid Comes Of Age

Whether it's real to reel or Bach for babies, a new wave of children's videos offers kids and parents some healthy choices

In recent years, children's videos have gone from being a grab-what-you-can-from-the-video-store proposition to a carefully marketed and targeted business. Niche marketing in kids' videos has got more and more specific, and categories have expanded exponentially. To help you sort through it all, we've picked six current trends. When it comes to overseeing your kids' video choices, you're the one who should be in charge.

DIRECT HITS "Direct-to-video" movies used to mean "not good enough for theaters." But lately that hasn't been the case with children's films. Kids eager to see more of familiar characters from such hits as The Lion King...

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