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15 Preschool Movies That Are Educational and Fun

Movies are fun to watch, especially for younger children. They are colorful, have funny characters, and have interesting stories. To go along with the stories and fun characters, many of the preschool movies available to watch also have important educational lessons children can learn just by watching the movie.

From learning their alphabet and numbers to other important life skills, these preschool movies are educational and fun. The kids will love watching them over and over and many include their favorite characters to make watching and learning even more fun.

You can use these movies to keep the kids entertained while learning or present them as gifts for special occasions!

Preschool Movies

Are you a parent or educator searching for a delightful and enriching way to introduce your little ones to the world of learning? Look no further! In this post, we're about to embark on a journey through the magical realm of educational preschool movies. These films are more than just a source of entertainment; they're engaging tools that help young children explore new concepts, build essential skills, and ignite their curiosity.

Join us as we explore a selection of preschool movies that make learning a joyous adventure, captivating the hearts and minds of our youngest learners. Get ready to discover the power of educational cinema for your preschoolers!

Clifford's Really Big Movie [DVD]
  • John Ritter, Wayne Brady, Grey DeLisle (Actors)
  • Robert Ramirez (Director) - Rhett Reese (Writer) - Deborah Forte (Producer)

Clifford’s Really Big Movie

Clifford the Big Red Dog stars in his own movie as he sets off on his biggest adventure yet and learns many lessons throughout his journey.

Sesame Street: Sing It, Elmo! [DVD]
  • Various (Actor)
  • Various (Director)

Sing It, Elmo

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Sing along with Elmo and everyone at Sesame Street as they sing and dance until it is time to help with dinner.

The Secret Life of Pets [DVD]
  • Brand New in box. The product ships with all relevant accessories
  • Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart (Actors)

The Secret Life of Pets

We all wonder what our pets do throughout the day while we are gone, and this movie gives you a little glimpse of what COULD be happening while we aren’t home.

Thomas & Friends: Dinos & Discoveries [DVD]
  • Ben Small, Bob Golding, David Bedella (Actors)
  • Don Spencer (Director) - Andrew Brenner (Writer) - Ian McCue (Producer)

Dinos and Discoveries

Thomas and his train friends are off on an adventure to see the volcanos and dinosaurs in this fun preschool movie.

VeggieTales: 25th Anniversary 10-Movie Collection [DVD]
  • Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer, Dave Anderson (Actors)
  • Mike Nawrocki (Director) - Mark Steele (Writer) - Phil Vischer (Producer)

VeggieTales Movie Collection

This collection has 10 different movies based on the VeggieTales series and includes an activity book for the kids to work on.

Let's Learn: S.T.E.M.
  • LET'S LEARN: S.T.E.M. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Let’s Learn STEM

With a variety of different characters, the movie focuses on different STEM learning techniques that the kids will find fun.

Hotel Transylvania: 3-Movie DVD Collection
  • 3 Movies in 2 Disc
  • Number of discs 2

Hotel Transylvania Movie Collection

This is a great movie about acceptance and friendship and includes some seriously funny moments. Kids will love following the funny not so spooky characters.

Let's Learn 3 Pack: 123s & Abcs & Colors
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • LET'S LEARN 3 PACK: 123S & ABCS & COLORS (Author)

Let’s Learn Pack

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A fun movie that is all about the kids’ favorite characters coming together to help them learn their ABCs, numbers, and 123s.

Preschool Phonics DVD by Rock 'N Learn
  • Sold as 1 Each.
  • DVD focused on the skills fundamental for reading. Developed by educators working in the classroom.

Preschool Phonics

A fun way to get your preschooler excited about early reading, this musical phonics movie is fun and educational.

  • Wayne Allwine/Bret Iwan, Tony Anselmo, Russi Taylor (Actors)
  • Spanish, French, English (Subtitles)

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Movie Collection

Two fun Mickey Mouse Clubhouse movies are included in this set and the kids will love following Mickey and his friends as they learn and have fun.

PBS KIDS: 20 Music Tales
  • n/a (Actor)
  • n/a (Director)

PBS Kids Music Tales

This fun movie is all about the kids getting up and moving as they sing and dance to the various songs within the movie.

Sesame Street: Elmo Loves Animals [DVD]
  • Various (Actor)
  • Various (Director)

Elmo Loves Animals

The kids will love going on an adventure with Elmo as he visits and learns about different animals.

The Brave Little Toaster
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Jon Lovitz, Timothy E. Day, Phil Hartman (Actors)

The Brave Little Toaster

Full of fun and adventure, kids will love following along with the little toaster as he goes on an exciting adventure.

Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Darcy Rose Byrnes, Ariel Winter, Jennifer Hale (Actors)

Once Upon a Princess

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Sofia the First is a lovable character and this is a full-length movie that takes her on a journey of being a princess.

The Star [DVD]
  • Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
  • Language: English

The Star

A tale of faith and friendship, The Star is a fun and educational movie that the kids will love watching and singing along to.

If you enjoyed this list of movies, I have a monthly membership for parents and educators that want to teach or supplement lessons with shows and movies.

“I love introducing my little ones to preschool movies because it's like giving them a magical ticket to a world of colors, songs, and adorable characters. These movies are not just entertaining; they're sneaky little teachers, subtly weaving in basic concepts like sharing, kindness, and the alphabet. Plus, the joy on their faces as they sing along or giggle at the characters is pure parenting gold – it's like wrapping education in a big, cuddly blanket of fun!” –a Homeschooling parent

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  • List of This Month’s Suggested Themes
  • List of Monthly Observances
  • List Of Movies for Unit Study
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  • (BONUSES) Resources for you, the teacher

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What themes are found in educational movies for preschoolers?

Educational movies for preschoolers often revolve around foundational themes like colors, shapes, numbers, and the alphabet, helping kids grasp these basics in a fun and engaging way. They also explore social and emotional learning, teaching valuable lessons about sharing, empathy, and problem-solving.

Additionally, you'll find nature and science-themed movies that introduce little ones to animals, plants, and the wonders of the natural world, fostering a sense of curiosity and wonder.

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