Best Media Lists: Our Recommendations for Families

Need some fresh ideas for your next family movie night? In the market for apps and games that will entertain your kids and teach them a thing or two? Looking for a book to engage your reluctant reader? Our editors have hand-picked lists of their favorite titles in every category of media we cover -- movies, TV, books, music, websites, apps, and games (including learning ratings) -- to give you the information you need to make the best choices for your family. All of our picks are entertaining and rated to help you decide whether they're age-appropriate for your kids.
Paper Clips Movie Poster Image
Learning about the past has never been more interesting.
Born to Be Wild Movie Poster Image
Marvel at creatures big and small in their natural habitats.
Apollo 11 Movie Poster Image
These true stories are out of this world!
404Sight Game Poster Image
Put down the weapons and use your brain cells with this clever set of games.
Mario Sports Superstars Game Poster Image
Kids will love these hand-held games.
DragonBox Algebra 12+ App Poster Image
As teens move on to more complex math concepts, they can use these tools to keep pace.
Bookaboo TV Poster Image
Adventure into Amazon's jungle of original TV shows and movies.
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World Book Poster Image
Books celebrating women who broke barriers offer inspiring role models for girls (and boys).
Mulan Movie Poster Image
Great films for all ages with strong girls, sensitive boys, and other positive portrayals.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood TV Poster Image
Series for all ages that offer positive portrayals of girls and boys, men and women.
Finding Nemo Movie Poster Image
Move over, superheroes! These men and boys show a broader definition of masculinity.
Frozen Movie Poster Image
Gems with strong, clever, and awesome heroines.
Astroblast TV Poster Image
Gems that show strong, clever, or otherwise awesome females.
Ask the Storybots TV Poster Image
TV that avoids stereotypes and offers gender balance.
Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices TV Poster Image
From cartoons to dramas, these great shows were books first.
Bedtime Math Website Poster Image
Things just don't add up when your kid can't stand math, but these tools can help.
HOMER Learn & Grow App Poster Image
For some kids, picking up a book is like torture. Take the sting out of text and find a fun inroad with these apps.
BFT - Bear Focus Timer App Poster Image
From little kid to teen, all kids get distracted (adults, too!), so consider using some tech to keep them on track.
DRAWNIMAL by YATATOY App Poster Image
These apps are bizarre in the best ways -- and they offer learning opportunities.
codeSpark Academy App Poster Image
Though these tools are great for all kids, they have special appeal for kids who need an extra challenge.

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