A Down-To-Earth Movie Guide to Our Planet

by Samantha on April 26, 2014

DISCLAIMER: As part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, I will be providing monthly thoughts and suggestions about movies currently showing on Netflix. As with all content on this blog, opinions are completely my own. - See more at: http://www.multiplemayhemmamma.com/2014/03/kids-movies.html#sthash.U8v1NHMp.dpuf
DISCLAIMER: As part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, I will be providing monthly thoughts and suggestions about movies currently showing on Netflix. As with all content on this blog, opinions are completely my own. - See more at: http://www.multiplemayhemmamma.com/2014/03/kids-movies.html#sthash.U8v1NHMp.dpuf
DISCLAIMER: As part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, I will be providing monthly thoughts and suggestions about movies currently showing on Netflix. As with all content on this blog, opinions are completely my own. - See more at: http://www.multiplemayhemmamma.com/2014/03/kids-movies.html#sthash.U8v1NHMp.dpuf
DISCLAIMER: As part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, I will be providing monthly thoughts and suggestions about movies currently showing on Netflix. As with all content on this blog, opinions are completely my own. - See more at: http://www.multiplemayhemmamma.com/2014/03/kids-movies.html#sthash.wzdPOECY.dpuf

DISCLAIMER: As part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, I will be providing monthly thoughts and suggestions about movies currently showing on Netflix. As with all content on this blog, opinions are completely my own.

What on earth is going on? Really?

The state of our planet is an important topic and thankfully there’s been more of a push in the last 40 years or so towards not only understanding it but protecting it as well.

The hippie and “free love” era may have ended in the ’60′s but the dawn of a new decade shepherded in a love of a different and more compelling kind. Earth Day was born on March 22, 1970.

Since that time, society has changed considerably and the importance of our planet’s health and well-being has been realized as critical to our long-term existence - literally. In 2007, the first celebration of Earth Hour was realized in Sydney, Australia on March 31st of that year.

So what does this mean for the average person? Depending on whom you speak with, not much, sadly.

earth from space

There is still a complacency amongst many of us about our roles in keeping our planet’s healthy and sustainable for the future generations. I must grudgingly admit that I’m not as eco-friendly as I could be, or would like to be. It’s more difficult to make an effort in some instances and easier to maintain the status quo.

One thing I can and will do, however, is educate my kids on the importance of saving our planet in as simply as I can. What easier way than integrating family movie night with “Save Our Planet 101?”

Netflix has a number of great options for parents who want to both entertain and educate their children about our earth. As a lover of documentaries, I have a number of must-view items on the agenda. For the kids, I’ll throw in some family-friendly choices that will keep them both entertained and curious about our planet. Here are my selections below. All of them are now streaming and available on Netflix:

For older kids:


   
   

 

  1. The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans
  2. Moving Art: Oceans
  3. A Sea Change
  4. Chasing Ice
  5. Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
  6. Addicted to Plastic
  7. David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials
  8. The Hole Story

For the younger ones:

 
   
  1. Curious George: Mulch Ado About Nothing / Gets a Trophy
  2. Go Diego Go: Rescue of Red-Eyed Tree Frogs
  3. Bubble Guppies: Boy Meets Squirrel
  4. Dinosaur Train: Stargazing on the Night Train / Get Into Nature
  5. Sesame Street: The Camouflage Challenge
  6. Wild Animal Baby Explorers: Beaks and Bills / The Mighty Oak Tree

How are you teaching your kids about the planet? Leave me a comment in the section below.

Image courtesy of NASA

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