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Kids Movies about Lying and Telling Truth

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Summer is a good time to catch up on good movies with kids. Today we share with you ideas of good movies for kids to watch in the summer, and how to build in educational elements into the movie experience. If you want to know how do we use movies as part of parenting and learning experience, you can visit How to Teach by Movies. Today we share kids movies about lying and being honest. Almost everyone lies at some point, some are deliberate, some are white lies, some are to protect ourselves, some are to intentionally to get someone else into trouble. When talking with kids about lying, we often simplify the message to “don’t lie”. But there are times, lies are good. How to tell the difference between good lies and bad lies? Stories from movies and TV shows probably will make that explanation a lot easier.

Movies for Kids about Lying and Telling Truth – Summer Movies for Kids Series

How to teach kids about lying and telling the truth? Using movies is a great way -- with the stories kids can see the consequence and come to the judgement themselves. For the next family movie night, why not pick some good movies for kids, not just have a good time, but also have some meaningful parenting chat.

Movies and TV Shows about Lying and Honesty for Preschool Kids

The Gruffalo is based on the classic children’s picture book. It tells the magical tale of a mouse who takes a walk though the woods in search of a nut. Encountering animals who all wish to eat him, and he has to use his wits to survive. He announces that he is meeting a monster with terrible features, a ‘Gruffalo’, until he comes face-to-face with the terrible creature of his imagination: the Gruffalo himself!

Little Princess: a series of TV shows based on the best-selling children’s books by author-illustrator Tony Ross. The season 1 episode 9 “I didn’t do it” tells a story of owning your mistakes.

Care Bears is another series for young children. All stories happen in a rainbow-colored world called Care-a-Lot, home to the magical Care Bears who each have a special talent. One of the episodes is called Untruth and Consequence.

Movies and TV Shows about Lying and Honesty for School Age Kids

How to Train My Dragon 2 has the main story line that the insane conqueror Drago Bludvist pretending to offer other chiefs his service and then murdered them all except one. It provides the basis to talk about means to achieve goals, and serving others.

A.N.T Farm is a series about Chyna, a gifted young singer who skips ahead to the high school Advanced Natural Talent program, much to the annoyance of fellow prodigies. The Season 3 Episode 9 Pants on Fire is story about what happens after Chyna accidentally injects Dixon’s truth serum that forces her always tell the truth.

Spy School is the story of a twelve year old boy known for telling tall tales who overhears a plot to kidnap the President’s daughter. When he tells his friends to seek help, no one believes him, and he is forced to save her on his own.

Do you have a movie for kids that is about lying and telling the truth?

If you like this list of movies for kids, you may also want to check out 18 movies to build resilience in kids.
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This is part of the series Summer Movies for Kids — bring you ideas of learning with movies. Hope this will help you come up fun and relaxed learning for kids this summer. More great kids movie recommendations from this series.

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