A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Viewers learn about photography terms and concepts, waltzes, spring traditions around the world, and making homemade Halloween costumes.
Being creative when bored; problem-solving interpersonal dilemmas; working within limitations; working through disappointment; and the importance of teamwork.
Positive Role Models
Adults are engaged and present. Children have realistic dreams, concerns, goals, and problems. Though Angelina and her friends fall prey to squabbles, misunderstandings, jealousies, and attention-hogging, they are quick to admit their mistakes and try to fix them. Adults view children compassionately and give them space to repair their mistakes or mend relationships.
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Part of a series.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Angelina Ballerina: Spring Fling is a collection of art- and dance-centric tales focused on teamwork and problem solving. Angelina and friends must power through disappointments, cure their own boredom, solve problems, and work together, and in each story a lesson about dance, art, or music usually shows the way. Terrific for preschoolers who love fine art. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
These charming tales have the Mouselings tackling teamwork and problem solving with art, dance, and music pointing the way. In each story, viewers will learn more about a particular dance move or classical number while seeing how the kids translate their art lessons into everyday values. Angelina and her friends are realistic preschoolers who squabble and compete, but they also are well-intentioned and good-hearted and demonstrate a slew of good values, from conscientiousness to sensitivity and a love of art. For kids who love art and dance already, the show reinforces that working hard to be good at something is its own reward, and for those just becoming acquainted with the fine arts, there's a bounty of introductory material for art- and dance-related concepts that will pique curiosity.
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