There are SO many great classics out there and even new films that I love watching (and rewatching) with my kids. However, not all of them are realistic or portray the real world. I want my kids to know what it’s like for other kids that maybe aren’t are privileged, or just show them a movie that would deliver a positive message. So, I did a little research and found some movies that could inspire my kids, teach them about compassion, and educate them on the world. I thought these movies were great examples and age-appropriate.
Recommended for ages 4 and up
- Pixie Hollows Game: Teaches the importance of teamwork
- The Lorax (Dr. Suess): Is based around protecting nature
- March of the Penguins: Shows the intense conditions many animals have to endure to survive and educates them on the cycle of life.
- Dolphin Tale: Many positive messages based on the importance of family and friends, shows the bond between people and animals, and also shows that even if you are disabled in some way that you can accomplish your dreams
- Dear Dumb Diary: Shows how your words can hurt others, that you shouldn’t judge someone by the way they look, and all of the social things kids deal with in school.
Recommended for ages 8 and up
- A Place At The Table: A very powerful documentary about the hunger problems in America. A good message for kids to see the struggles others have to deal with on a daily basis.
- Living on One Dollar:Showing the realness, and struggles of kids living in rural poverty.
- Fed Up: Talks about the negative effects of eating sugar