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Back-to-school season is a great time to reinforce the life lessons that are taught outside the classroom. Stuff like sharing, kindness, understanding and acceptance is what makes us who we are when we get older. Teaching the values of kindness and acceptance are as important as any academic learnings.
This month, we’re taking a cue from Derek – star of the Netflix original series, Derek. Emmy-nominated series creator and star Ricky Gervais is Derek Noakes, a loyal English nursing home caretaker who sees only the good in everyone. Derek’s sunny outlook comes in handy with his quirky coworkers, eccentric friends and the elderly residents who depend on him in this heartwarming, mockumentary style comedy-drama costarring Karl Pilkington and Kerry Godliman.
12 Netflix Titles to Promote Kindness and Acceptance
For your big kids:
Want even more titles about kindness and acceptance? Our friends at Common Sense Media have shared a list of TV and movie titles that teach empathy – check out the list here.
For your little ones:
1. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Vol. 1 Ep. 6: Friends Help Each Other
2. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Season 3, Ep. 4: One Bad Apple
3. Arthur, Season 15, Ep. 8: Muffy’s Classic Classy Club / Best Enemies
4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
5. Super Why, Season 1, Ep. 61: The Ugly Duckling: Becoming a Swan
6. The Fox and the Hound
Salted Caramel Monkey Bread
If you know Derek, you know that he loves many things and finds kindness in each and every one of them. In the spirit of celebrating some of those favorite things, we’re making Monkey Bread this month. Not only is this delicious treat named after one of Derek’s “favoritest animals,” but it’s also perfect to share with family and friends. Click here to learn how to make your own.