Netflix and Educate - 5 Family Friendly Movies
By Dianely Luis, Arlington Parks & Recreation
Posted on March 25, 2020, March 25, 2020

two young boys watching Netflix on a tablet

With all schools closed and kids spending all their time at home, you may be concerned about your child’s education. If you are finding it difficult to get your kids excited about learning, here are some fantastic educational movies you can enjoy with the family:

The Little Prince – A modern adaptation of the iconic story originally by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, this movie brings a new spin to a familiar story. If your family has not read this best-selling story before, encourage them to read it and then enjoy watching the story come to life!

  • Synopsis: When and overscheduled girl befriends an eccentric aviator, he regales her with tales about the adventures of an unusual boy who lives on an asteroid.
  • Length: 1hr 46m
  • Rating: PG

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – Based on a true story, this inspirational movie is a wonderful watch for anyone interested in STEAM.

  • Synopsis: Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine.
  • Length: 1hr 53m
  • Rating: TV-PG

A Wrinkle In Time – A Disney film based on the classic book written by Madeleine L’Engle. This film is a great way to encourage you and you family to do some reading! Ask you family to read the book and then have a fun family movie night!

  • Synopsis: Years after their father disappears, Meg and her younger brother Charles Wallace cross galaxies on a quest to save him from the heart of darkness.
  • Length: 1hr 49m
  • Rating: PG

Waterschool – This documentary can help kids understand the important of water conservation

  • Synopsis: Six young women, who each live near one of Earth’s major Rivers, share how the Waterschool environmental education program has impacted their lives. .
  • Length: 1hr 7m
  • Rating: TV-G

LEGO House: Home of the Brick – This short documentary shows how the minds behind LEGO House divided the house into different zones that showcase the overlap between learning and play. This may leave you and your little ones feeling inspired to create, so be ready to make an afternoon of it by building some fun LEGO structures with the whole family!

  • Synopsis: In Billund, Denmark, a nearly 130,000-square-foot house inspired by the iconic Lego bricks is constructed, capturing the awe of kids of all ages.
  • Length: 47m
  • Rating: TV-G
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