Family movie night doesn’t have to be for fictional tales only–we love a good documentary or documentary series in our house! With so many kids spending more time at home these days–and even learning remotely–we thought we’d round up a list of good documentaries for preschoolers through tweens and teens. Join us!
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls
This episode is sponsored by Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls, the best-selling book and podcast (now in its third season!). Look for the podcast wherever you like to listen, and thanks to Rebel Girls for sponsoring our show!
Links we discussed:
Documentaries we discussed (and a few more we forgot to mention!)
- March Of The Penguins
- Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
- Pick Of The Litter (film, series)
- Walking With Dinosaurs
- He Named Me Malala
- PBS Great Performances: Hamilton’s America
- Disney+’s documentaries (also includes National Geographic)
- Bricks In Motion
- Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable
- Free Solo
- The Dawn Wall
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What we’re reading:
- Sarah isn’t reading much right now, but recently binge-listened to the true crime podcast Your Own Backyard
- Allegra has discovered a new genre she likes: “realistic fiction set in high school”. She loved Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli, and has already read two more by the same author: The Upside to Unrequited and Yes No Maybe So
- Sarah finished The Chicken Sisters, by KJ Dell’Antonia (out in June, but pre-order available now)
- Allegra is reading Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan
What you’re reading:
- Cora, age 7, is reading Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Volume 2
- Lucy, age 5, is reading a Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth book
- Alice, age 4, loves Amanda Pig stories right now
- They are all into chapter book series like Rainbow Magic Fairies, Never Girls, Magic Tree House, and Whatever After
- Mom Erin just started The Searcher by Tana French
- Clara, age 11, recommends Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix, and The Strangers (#1 in the Greystone Secrets series) by the same author
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