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Good Movies for Kids – Educational and Fun

Good movies can be used as educational tools for kids. Kids can learn so much from good educational movies: morals, social values, histories, science, storytelling, … Over time, iGameMom has put together many recommendations on good educational movies for kids of different ages, and tips on how to help kids learn with movies. Here you will find our most popular posts on good educational movies for kids and family, as well as movie related tips.Educational Movies for Kids on iGameMom - good kids movie ideas by subjects and seasons, tips on teaching with movies, plus resources for Free educational movies

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Good Movies for Kids on Netflix
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Good Themed Movies for Kids

Musical Movies for Kids
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10 Movies for Kids about Real Scientists
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Educational Movies for Kids about Friendship
6 Kids Movies about Lying and Telling Truth
18 Movies Building Resilience in Children
Family Friendly Movies about Brothers and Sisters
7 Family Friendly Movies Teaching Kids Family Values
Movies for Kids to Improve Academic Performance

Seasonal Movies for Kids

Most Favorite Movies to Watch with Kids on New Year’s Eve
Christmas Entertainment for Kids On The Go: Movies Games Books
Christmas Movies for Kids on Netflix
Halloween Movies for Kids That Are Not So Scary

Free Educational Movies for Kids

10 ways to watch good movies for kids for free anytime
Free documentary Movies for Kids from Docurama
Free Movies for Kids from Smithsonian
Short Educational Movies for Kids from BrainPop
Short Educational Movies for Kids Age 10 and Younger
Free Educational Videos and Movies on MagicFlix
Watch Full Length Nick Jr Shows On the Go for Free with Nick Jr App

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  • Holly Storm-Burge

    We love Netflix and have a family movie night every Saturday where I let the kids pick a movie to watch together. I think the last one was SantaBuddies? With the puppies? We will continue our tradition in the coming year. Thanks!

  • Linda Bradshaw

    My nieces love Mickey Mouse and The Magic Schoolbus. They watch them all the time.

  • shirley

    We would watch The Magic School Bus and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

  • Melanie

    We begin homeschooling this year, so we would use it to watch educational shows like the magic school bus and any type of documentary!

  • Tina

    We would watch Hey Arnold, Rugrats, and the Magic School Bus.

  • janetfaye

    We will watch Turbo, The Boxcar Children and Disney movies.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Ronalee

    I would find the Little Rascals to watch with the kids.

  • Tina W

    Oh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! I loved that movie!

  • Barbara Blanton

    The first movie we would watch would be Hugo

  • Teresa

    So many to pick from. I love the old fashion movies with good family values like Little Women and Shirley Temple movies.

  • kittyfrog

    The Lorax!

  • rene chartier

    We will watch some family movies for New Years with our children.Mary Poppins is always popular among others. It’s a fun time with an imp message.

  • Connie

    We’ll probably watch movies like Monsters, Inc. Thanks for this giveaway. It would be great to win NetFlix for a year!

  • Tara O.

    My daughter and I would love to watch the Disney movies Mulan and Hercules!

  • Yona Williams

    My nephew and I find a lot of good movies on Netflix. We like to watch Paranorman, and I would like to see the Lorax for the first time.

  • Barbara Adams

    Watching movies is the one way my grandson, who is a tween, can get away with a cuddle without sacrificing his street cred. We enjoy watching wildlife documentaries together.

  • Christy Maurer

    Since my kids are older, we would watch the documentaries on real life events for educational things. We really love Netflix. Thanks for sharing!

  • LaTanya

    We will watch Lorax

  • Trish

    If we won the Netflix membership we would enjoy classic movies like The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz.

  • Mary Beth Elderton

    We love to watch documentaries–dinosaurs, animals in nature, solar system and space. A great way to learn.

  • Jackie

    I’d like to watch The Muppet Movie. I think everyone would enjoy it.
    Thank you!

  • Mandy

    Magic school bus is a must!

  • Elizabeth Newsome

    I want to watch Holes with my 3rd grader because she’s reading the book in her class!

  • Naomie

    We’ll be watching the Magic School Bus together

  • Tara

    If I won, we’d watch Magic Schoolbus and HGTV shows (my 6 year old son loves watching The Property Brothers lol)

  • Edie C

    We love The Magic Schoolbus and SciGirls.

  • Thomas Murphy

    we would watch the magic school bus.

  • debra daigle

    We would watch VeggieTales and I would watch the seasons of Bones all over again!

  • Melissa C.

    If we won the giveaway we would enjoy the Muppets movies. They are classics!

  • 1stopmom

    If we won a Netflix membership, I would watch Walking with the Dinosaurs with my kids.

  • Kelly D

    We would watch history shows on the Smithsonian channel.

  • Gena

    Musicals – like The Sound of Music & Annie. I believe music is vital for development!

  • kathy dalton

    we would watch frozen over and over and over again

  • Amanda Sakovitz

    I would love to watch Annie with my kids!

  • JenniferB

    Definitely want to watch James and the Giant Peach and Charlottes Web- thanks for the chance to win Netflix

  • Emily A.

    We will watch The Magic School Bus, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (kids love this show!), and How It’s Made documentaries.

  • chris

    Would love to win the Netflix prize! If we won, we would probably start with some of their awesome nature documentaries – there’s some great ones on there.

  • Deb S

    We will watch a lot of animal shows and National Geographic.

  • shaunie

    We would love to watch Phineas and Ferb

  • Jodi Kershuk

    We will be watching The Magic Schoolbus.

  • Cori Westphal

    We’d watch a Muppet Christmas Carol and maybe Grease! Fun!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  • Nichole

    If I won, I would let my kids watch age appropriate programming. My daughter loves Bubble Guppies! Thank you!

  • Kathy Anderson

    I’d be watching The Croods if i won!

  • Tara

    We will be watching Cars and Planes!

  • Chalene Alic

    If we win, we will watch Disney movies just like I did when I was little.

  • Heidi S.

    We will be watching Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, How to Train your Dragon, and all the Disney movies!

  • Toni Marquardt

    If we win, we are going to watch The Velveteen Rabbit.

  • Kate B

    We would watch Charlottes Web (we just finished reading the book) or magic school bus. We haven’t seen the little engine that could so we would probably watch that one too! Lots of great options on netflix!

  • Emma

    We love watching Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – not technically a movie, but a great one all the same! 😉

  • Michelle J.

    We love The Magic School Bus!

  • Jessibeth Vicenty

    We watch a lot of Disney Movies and the magic school bus!

  • Leah Shumack

    My daughter has been watching a lot of Monster High and Winx-Club on Netflix recently!

  • Gennie Lancaster

    We would probably start with Arthur and Martha Speaks.

  • audrey griffis

    we’d love to have family movie nights so this would be a big help and my daughter would love to watch the lego friends episodes 🙂

  • Wendy Rozema

    we’d be watching the magic school bus!

  • Julie Waldron

    We would watch a lot of PBS kids.

  • lissa crane

    I would love to watch Escape to Witch Mountain with my children! Even my younger kiddos would love the adventure in this one! I saw the original when I was a child, so it would be neat to watch it again with my kids!

  • Kathleen

    My daughter and I would be watching lots of Disney movies since Netflix has a ton to choose from!

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  • Holly Mitkowski

    We would watch a lot of Disney movies!

  • fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin)

    My youngest loves Mickey Mouse.

  • Rachelle

    We would watch Mickey Movies

  • Elizabeth

    I’d go for PBS travel documentaries. My whole family enjoys those.

  • Connie Tillman

    all the sitcoms that I grew up with in the 80s with my kids — 🙂

  • stephanie mcfarland

    we have been watching a lot of Barny movies on netflix. my boys love them and i find they learn

  • natalie yeoman

    we would be watching the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

  • Lisa Aliperti

    I will be watching all the Charlie Brown movies and the 80’s and 90’s sitcoms.

  • Judith B

    I plan to watch Annie with my grandson

  • Carolsue

    We would watch Jazzy 123 and Jamaroos Musical ABC because my kids are really interested in music and these movies would thrill them because of that!

  • nicki

    Sesame street!

  • Denise Taylor-Dennis

    I would like to watch Magic School Bus with my son.

  • Stacy Melendez

    I would like to watch the old episodes of Roseanne and other 90’s sitcoms!

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  • Megan C

    I want to watch Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 for our next family movie night.

  • Sarah L

    It would be fun to watch Sleepless in Seattle.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • Amanda Baker

    I love that there are so many options of things to watch with my daughter on Netflix!! She absolutely adores shows like The Magic School Bus and I love it when she watches cartoons like that because she gets to watch something that interests her and is learning at the same time. It’s amazing!!

  • Sean

    Mary Poppins!

  • Alina

    Oh, we’d love to watch Finding Nemo and Ice Age with our child if we’d win.

  • golden storm

    we would watch Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return with our grandkids

  • Jennifer Juenke

    if I win I would watch the Magic school bus

  • Maureen

    This is a wonderful resource to utilize in our homeschool. I appreciate the categories to make it even easier to find shows to view on particular subjects.

  • tabitha

    if i won we’d watch beethoven
    and veggietales.

  • natasha

    If I won the contest I would watch Charlotte’s Web with my son – such a great movie!

  • Alina Hahn

    Our son loves anything PBS – especially Daniel Tiger!

  • Meghan

    we love peep and the big wide world

  • Katy M

    We love The Magic School Bus here at our house! My husband is a science teacher and he even loves Magic School Bus movies and books!

  • Austin Baroudi

    I’d love to watch Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return with my daughter!

  • Teresa Moore

    My daughter loves the Magic School Bus. Well, I have seen a few episodes and I like it too. 🙂

  • Missy

    We’d be watching Escape to Witch Mountain, I love that movie.

  • Missy

    This is so nice to have a guide for kids viewing.

  • Tara R.

    The Magic School Bus is one of our favorites!

  • SueSueper

    I think The Magic School Bus is my favorite to watch with the kids.

  • deanna

    We will for sure watch The Muppet Movie and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.

  • Susan Christy

    We’ve seen Ghostbusters, but not Ghostbusters 2, so I think we will watch that on New Year’s Eve.

  • Nancy Loring

    Looking at some of the movies that Netflix has brings back a lot of memories Escape to witch mountain was the first movie that I ever saw. It was my mom’s favorite. I would love to watch it with my daughter.

  • Gina M

    We will be watching the series “How Stuff Works”, and “The Magic School” bus if we win! Thanks so much for the chance!!!

  • Denise Konkel

    The magic schoolbus was my fav!! I would love my kids to see that.

  • MaryAnn

    My son loves Mickey Mouse club house. He has learned so much from it.

  • Lyndsey Lancaster

    Stuart Little! I loved that movie, and my boys have yet to see it!

  • allyson tice

    we would watch Happy New Year Charlie Brown:…The Little Engine That Could

  • Birdiebee

    I will be watching the Magic School bus with the grandkids as well as family friendly movies such as Disney, etc.

  • Serge B

    I would watch Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

  • Jenna Wood

    I have so many great memories of the magic school bus and Ms Frizzle that would be our first pick! askandilltell86 at aol

  • Jess Buckley

    I would definitely be showing my kids The Magic School Bus, I love miss frizzle! Mickey Mouse is always great for us too!

    Much love

  • Soo

    We love watching Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

  • HS

    We’ll be watching holiday movies such as Elf and Disney movies.

  • Soha MOlina

    I’d watch The Sound Of Music.

  • Shannon

    Liberty Kids!

  • Jacob

    I think we would watch some documentaries from Docurama – my boy has really been into reading biographies and we could find one of somebody he’s read about as a companion piece

  • Betsy

    we love watching mickey mouse club house!

  • livivua

    we will be watching a lot of mickey mouse clubhouse

  • MARY

    I like that there are also family fun movies. also each one of my kids has the movies customized for them based on their watching preferences

  • Ashley K

    We would watch the Magic School Bus and any of the Disney movies!

  • Lisa

    We love the Magic School bus series! It’s so great when learning can be fun

  • Barbara Montag

    We’d be watching Escape to Witch Mountain & Stuart Little.
    thank you

  • Meghan Finley

    We would be watching lots of baby genius, jem and the holograms and Mulan

  • Kim Reid

    We would love to watch the Velveteen Rabbit and The Magic School Bus with the entire family, thanks!

  • Angela

    My son and I both LOVE Netflix! This time of year we love to watch all the Christmas movies. My favorite is Frosty the Snowman. And of course we end up watching Mickey’s Christmas all year long! Lol.

  • Annie

    As a mother of an autistic boy, we are always toting around a mp3, dvd players, notebooks and phones to occupy our son during “waiting” times. Having Netflix would be great as we could link him to so many great movies.

  • Jordan

    We would probably watch some of the Disney movies that are on Netflix like Mulan and Winnie the Pooh! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Kathleen Daugherty

    I am an educator and a grandma. As both, I use your site quite frequently. Both of my grandchildren are under 4 but love animated movies. Daniel Tiger is a favorite along with Sesame St. and Sprouts. We will also watch movies from Disney, along with movies from National Geographic and animal planet.

  • Susan G

    We would LOVE Netflix for a year and would probably start with the great movies from the Smithsonian!

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