Lingokids Recommends: Best Films to Watch with Kids at Home!

One of the best ways to while away the hours at home is to watch some excellent movies with kids!  

Table of contents:

  • Movies for 3 and 4 Year Olds
    • Winnie the Pooh
    • The Gruffalo
    • Horton Hears a Who!
  • Movies for 5 and 6 Year Olds
    • The Peanuts Movie
    • My Neighbor Totoro
    • Happy Feet
  • Movies for 7+ Year Olds
    • Inside out
    • Paddington
    • Coco
  • Ageless films: The Frozen Saga
    • Frozen
    • Frozen 2
  • Lingokids Episodes

Movies are a great way to spend some time together as a family and they can help teach children cooperation, as you all settle down together to experience the movie together. They can also be used as a helpful learning moment, as movies often have great subjects to be used as springboards for bigger conversations, an ideal way to broach trickier themes. 

There are so many kids movies out there, it can be tricky to know where to start. Here at Lingokids we’ve had a little think and have come up with a list of the best kids’ movies.

Movies for 3 and 4 Year Olds

Winnie the Pooh

Step into the magical Hundred Acre Wood and join in with the famous characters: Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Christopher Robin, and the whole gang! With beautiful animation and excellent voice acting, your 3-4 year olds will adore this gorgeous film. 

WATCH IT HERE (Rakuten TV)

The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson´s superb children´s book has been adapted into a 40-minute film and is a wonderful introduction to this bestselling author, with its clever rhymes and a heart-warming story. Why not follow up with a reading session after watching the film? 

WATCH IT HERE (Rakuten TV)

Horton Hears a Who!

Kids will love this vibrant Dr. Seuss story, telling the story of the loveable Horton and the magical world of ´Whos’. With important messages about inclusion and protecting those that are more vulnerable, kids will certainly enjoy this mad adventure! 

WATCH IT HERE (Rakuten TV)

Movies for 5 and 6 Year Olds

The Peanuts Movie

Enjoy a trip down memory lane and introduce your kids to Charlie Brown and Snoopy in this excellent, nostalgic film. With many positive messages about being yourself and liking people for who they are, kids will fall in love with this sweet film, its excellent animation and, of course, Charlie Brown and Snoopy. 

WATCH IT HERE (Rakuten TV)

My Neighbour Totoro 

From the famous Studio Ghibli, My Neighbour Totoro is a beautiful film about friendship and sisterhood , with lush animation and a beautiful score, as you would expect! Released in English, this empowering, beautiful film is the perfect introduction to the spell-binding world of this powerhouse of Japanese cinema.

WATCH IT HERE (Netflix)

Happy Feet 

Mumble is an Emperor Penguin who sadly lacks the talent to sing. It’s okay, though, because he can tap dance! Join in with this light-hearted film, with a famous array of actors lending their voices to the parts and an engaging storyline. Kids will love watching the escapades of Mumble as he learns to embrace his difference and be proud of himself. Just be prepared that the kids might decide to practice their tap dancing themselves! 

WATCH IT HERE  (Rakuten TV)

Movies for 7 + Year Olds

Inside out 

The perfect film for kids and adults alike, enjoy this story of Riley, a soon to be teenager and her ‘gang’ of emotions. Offering a nuanced depiction of sadness, anger and the power of joy, this is a brilliant film to show kids the importance of being in touch with your emotions!

WATCH IT HERE (Rakuten TV)

Paddington

A Peruvian bear with Brit-Mania? Of course! Enjoy this gorgeous film adapted of the Michael Bond books of the bear lost in Bond Street station , who is taken in by the Brown family. A family classic, this film will soon become one of your favorites!

WATCH IT HERE (Rakuten TV)

Coco

This one might need a bit more caution, but it is a stunning film all about family, tradition, and memory. With gorgeous animation and a superb score, kids will love joining in on this poignant adventure, all about Mexico's 'Day of the Dead’ festival. 

WATCH IT HERE  (Rakuten TV)

AGELESS FILMS: THE FROZEN SAGA

Frozen 

A film that needs NO introduction, Frozen is perfect for all ages. Lean into the magical animation, the catchy music and celebrate this story of sisterhood and family, the power of accepting yourself and also allowing others into your life. You should also probably accept that you´ll be singing ‘Let it Go’ for weeks afterward! 

WATCH IT HERE (Rakuten TV)

Frozen 2 

If you’re hungry for more, then Frozen II is great! Featuring even more beautiful songs and your favorite characters, follow Elsa as she uses her powers to try to save the kingdom of Arendelle. Check out our blog post about "5 Life lessons and hidden values of Frozen 2"!

 WATCH IT HERE (Rakuten TV)

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Lingokids Episodes

If you are looking for something a little shorter than why not watch our Lingoworld episodes on Youtube? We recommend you start with the Robot Contest!

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