Making friends is an important life skill for everyone. How to teach kids about friendships? How to teach them the skills of making and keeping friends? There are many things you can do, such as reading books, role modeling. Today we focus on educational movies for kids teaching friendships. Most these movies are available on Netflix, which is the app we use to watch movies and TV shows. For more information about Netflix, please visit Netflix offers good movies for kids.
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Educational Movies for Kids About Friendship
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For Kids Age 6 and Younger:
Toy Story : the friendships between Buzz and Woody and among all the toys are good role models for kids, that are relatable for them.
Charlotte’s Web: In this adaptation of E.B. White’s 1952 Newbery Award-winning book, kids learn how to win friendship and what it takes to be a good friends.
Sesame Street: Elmo and Friends: Elmo and his friends discover that a friend is one of the best things you can have, and one of the best things you can be!
Bo on the Go: Bo and her dragon friend Dezzy work together to get kids up and moving. Kids not only get active, but also learn how to work with friends.
Justin Time: Justin and his best pals Olive and Squidgy like to explore. It is a great series for preschoolers to learn about friendship, adventure and have fun!
Clifford: who doesn’t love the big red dog? Kids will learn so much about friendships: making friends, helping friends, and keeping friends.
For Kids Age 6 and Older:
Chicken Run: the story happens in a farm in the 1950’s. The story of Ginger’s refusal to escape without her friends is inspiring and heart-warming.
Phineas and Ferb: Phineas and Ferb work as a team to fight the evils.
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: a show series bringing new life to the old characters. Watch how Scooby-Doo and friends work together to solve mysteries.
My Girl: a comedy yet touching story of a girl experiencing love and loss.
Wild Kratts: kids follow the zoologists Chris and Martin to explore the wild nature, watch the two work with the team to overcome unexpected obstacles on their journey.
Adventure Time: Young Finn and his shape-shifting dog buddy, Jake, have a series of surreal adventures as they journey through the postapocalyptic Land of Ooo.
The Fox and the Hound: the unlikely friendship between a fox and a puppy will show kids it is possible to be good friends even when you are very different from each other.
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