Family Movies that Encourage Kindness

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If you have a visual learner, movies are a wonderful way to teach them about kindness and compassion. There are some really great movies out there, but it can be difficult to find them amongst all the...well, not so great ones.

My kids love to watch movies, and we've discovered some real gems.

Movies that Encourage Kindness at LifeInTheNerddom.com
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Here are some of our favorite movies and TV shows that promote and demonstrate kindness and compassion.

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#1 - Lyle the Kindly Viking (VeggieTales)
We love VeggieTales and have been watching the videos in our home for years. This one is a real gem and has some great lessons in being kind and standing up for what you believe.
Review from Common Sense Media

#2 - Beauty & the Beast
Review from Common Sense Media
Note: I do not recommend small children watching the 2017 version. It has some very parts that would be very scary for little ones.

#3 - Inside Out
This is such a beautiful movie about dealing with BIG emotions! One of our favorites.
Review from Common Sense Media

 

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#4 - Pollyanna
An oldie, but still a very good movie.
Common Sense Media Review

#5 - The BFG
This is one of our all-time favorite family movies!
Common Sense Media Review

#6 - The Neverending Story
I have loved this movie since I was a little girl, and now my children love it too! Not recommended for small children as there are some scary parts.
Common Sense Media Review

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#7 - Kindness is Contagious
This is a documentary style film that explores the answers various people give to the question: What is the nicest thing anyone ever did for you?
Common Sense Media Review

#8 - Up
This is such a sweet movie that is a wonderful example of being kind, even when others aren't so kind to you!
Common Sense Media Review

#9 - Wonder
If you have an Amazon Prime membership you can watch this one for FREE. Stream it here. Don't have a Prime membership? You can sign up for a 30-day Free Trial here.
Common Sense Media Review

 

For Young Children

 

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#10 - Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
My little boy really loved Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood when he was younger. It's such a sweet show. You may also want to explore the TV show website.
Common Sense Media Review

#11 - Arthur
Arthur spends each episode learning about friendship, kindness, diversity, family relationships, and much more. If your kids really like the show, you can also explore all of the fun resources at their Arthur Website.
Common Sense Media Review

#12 - Super Why
My kids learned so much from this little show, not the least of which is how to be kind to others. And of course, they have a website for this show as well!
Common Sense Media Review

 

 

Today's post is the last in my Random Acts of Kindness Every Day Series. If you missed one, you can find them all here.

 

Do you have a favorite movie or TV show that teaches kindness to children? I'd love to know about it! Drop your suggestion in the comments below.

 

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