How do they do it?

At the moment, my five-year-old sister is watching a movie of extremely low intelligence value (something along the lines of Frog Learns to Read). Do children tolerate this kind of movie because it’s easier for them to understand, or is it because they are still fascinated by the strangeness of moving pictures? Perhaps they still grasp the fancy of it all when we simply take the miracle for granted.

“Look at the screen!” they say. “It’s moving!”

“Yes,” we sigh at their ignorance. “It always does that.”