A child’s development does not depend on just schooling and books, playtime and movies help in their development too. Fun yet educational movies and shows can help in the overall development of kids as these movies represent important life lessons.
Top 15 Educational Movies for Kids
Here are the best films you should stream for your kids:
Adolescence is the time when the emotions take a roller-coaster ride inside a child’s mind. Eleven-year-old Riley is no exception and is guided by a lot of emotions like sadness, anger, distress, joy, and fear. It is a beautifully-made animated movie that portrays the storm of emotions in a young mind in a lighter vein and sends out a message of controlling your emotions and expressing yourself in a healthy way.
The Story of Mankind
An educational film, this movie takes the audience on a journey, right from the origin of the universe, through the development of civilizations, showing us how mankind evolved.
This 8-part documentary from the creators of “Planet Earth” provides a never-before-filmed look at the planet’s remaining wilderness areas and their animal inhabitants, filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world and is also narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
The story speaks about hope, optimism and passion that a child may have for the arts and to go after their dreams, despite all the odds.
The Last Man on the Moon
A documentary film about Gene Cernan — the last Apollo astronaut to foot on the Moon in December 1972. Cernan looks back on the history of NASA’s lunar landings and how being the last man to stand on the lunar surface changed his life.
The Sound of Music
This educational film for kids teaches the importance of love for one another and having a positive outlook towards life, despite the darkness.
Bill Nye Saves the World
TV’s famed Science Guy presents a show tackling topics from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims, while emphasizing the need to believe factual, proven information provided by science instead of falling to mass hysteria and bigotry.
Like Moana, kids will learn to always follow their heart, no matter what the situation demands. They will also learn to face their fears and go beyond. Each and every character has a different and interesting lesson to teach young watchers.
72 Dangerous Animals: Asia
This documentary series captures deadly wildlife in Asia that use more than poison, claws and fangs to survive.
Based on the story by Roald Dahl, the film teaches kids to not be prejudiced towards people based on how they look, that everyone deserves a chance and to never stop believing.
This movie envisions the destruction made by humans to their home planet Earth and how there is still a chance to reverse the damage. It follows the adventure of a garbage disposal
The story of a father looking for his lost son took the world by storm and soon became one of the top family movies of all time. The film establishes how important it is to listen to your parents and be careful about the dangers that surround your lives. As the story progresses, it also teaches kids to be brave and courageous even in the face of adversity. Valuing those friends who help you when you are in trouble is also a valuable lesson.
What’s On Your Plate?
This is the story of two eleven-year-old kids Sadie and Safiyah, who explore the food chain. They closely watch the food system in New York and show us how the foods that we eat comes to us. They talk to people who are related to the food industry and try to get answers to their questions on food processing and urban sustainability. This documentary creates awareness about food production practices and compounds the differences between healthy, nutritional foods vs fast foods.
The story revolves around a 10-year-old girl named Wadjda, who is set to break stereotypes of her society. She hails from Saudi Arabia and is brought up in a conservative society. Fun-loving and determined, Wadjda is ready to break all boundaries to achieve her dreams. The story is inspirational and teaches kids that determination helps turn their dreams into reality, in spite of all the odds.
Bridge To Terabithia
The movie, based on the novel by Katherine Paterson, encourages children to try every possibility to overcome their fears and to stay happy and positive in the face of challenges.