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Five Stocks for Your Kid's Portfolio

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Have you ever tried to look at the investment world through a child's eyes?

What would our kids buy if they were in our shoes? Not what stocks children should buy, but what they would buy. You might be shocked at some of the quality choices that come about.

It's almost a given to begin with Walt Disney (DIS). The House of Mouse is a company almost every kid knows. While the first thing that comes to mind is Disneyland in California or Disney World in Florida, the network shows and animated movies sure do hit home for most kids.

Just as investors and traders anxiously await the nonfarm payrolls report each month, children around the world await movie releases such Monsters University or Cars. Their dream is to go to Disneyland and meet the characters that have entertained them thus far through life.

Children would also appreciate the company's exuberant growth of recent years. Disney acquired Marvel in 2009 and most recently Lucasfilm in 2012 in an effort to boost its movie diversification beyond Disney and Pixar films.

The company also boasts impressive theme park numbers and has continually proved to the doubters that consumers will still take their children to theme parks despite the economic woes. Kids know this, and that's why they'd be buyers of Disney. There's even a dividend, albeit a small one.

Sticking with the entertainment theme, most kids love rollercoasters. So what better place to go than Cedar Point, owned by Cedar Fun Entertainment (FUN)?

Cedar Fun is regionally operated. Depending on where the kids are, they might opt instead for Six Flags (SIX). While the economy is not exactly robust, these two companies continue to see increased park traffic. With the summer about to start and a decent economy, expect to see sales continue to grow over the next six months.

Of course, the Cedar Fun and Six Flags dividend payout is nice, too, yields of 6.1% and 4.8%, respectively. While our kids look for fun, they can also consider the benefits of receiving distributed income in order to pay for those annual passes.

Stock quotes in this article: DIS, FUN, SIX, KRFT, MAT, HAS, MCD 

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