With one week until schools open for 2018, you’re likely left stumped on how to keep the kids entertained for these last few days. As a budget-friendly alternative to going out, help them get into back-to-school mode with these inspiring and educational movies. They will likely see their lives and experiences reflected in these characters, and learn some valuable life lessons..
As a budget-friendly alternative to going out, help them get into back-to-school mode with these inspiring and educational movies.
How To Train Your Dragon
(Best for Children)
This movie teaches children of primary school age the importance of working as a team and being smart rather than relying on their looks. The lessons are wrapped in an age appropriate story which involves a young Viking named Hiccup should slay an injured dragon as is expected from him by his clan. Instead, he befriends the creature, and changes the destiny of his village.
Akeelah and the Bee
(Best for Tweens)
This is a heartwarming movie that the whole family can enjoy but particularly those closer to Akeelah's age. She's an 11-year-old girl who takes part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Her being from a disadvantaged background and the resulting success on her way to the finals makes for box-off gold. Tweens can expect to be inspired to push through despite difficult circumstances.
(Best for Teens)
Fourteen-year-old John Milton has to survive his first year at an all boys boarding school. Because he hasn't experienced puberty yet he experiences some bullying which he fights through an Oliver Twist-themed school play. The film deals with bullying, young love and triumphing through adversity.