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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Teaches about the moon and a few fun facts about space.
Use your imagination, dream big, and follow your dreams. Everything is better when you share it with friends. It's always better to tell the truth, no matter what.
Positive Role Models
Barney encourages kids to be honest and confident and use their imaginations. He's supportive but lets kids figure out the right thing to do on their own without being pushy.
Products & Purchases
Lots of Barney tie-ins and products available.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Barney: Let's Go to the Moon is a short movie about space and using your imagination starring Barney, preschoolers' favorite purple dinosaur. Barney shares a few fun facts about the moon but mostly encourages kids to use their imaginations and be anything they want to be. There also are some great lessons about the dangers of bragging and the importance of being truthful. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This probably won't appeal to anyone but the preschool crowd. But Barney does a great job encouraging kids to be confident and use their imaginations with silly songs (a mix of old favorites and new numbers) that are easy to sing along to. BARNEY: LET'S GO TO THE MOON also does a great job of showing some uncomfortable situations (such as getting stuck in a lie) and how to gracefully find your way out of them in a way that's understandable and relatable to very young kids.
Young space aficionados may be disappointed that the movie really doesn't have a whole lot about space in it beyond the short-lived rocket trip and a lot of talk about the moon, but they'll most likely be encouraged to imagine their own rocket trips to space. And parents will love the message that you can accomplish anything if you just keep trying.
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