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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
This short film is packed full of learning as Emily takes the viewer through numbers 1 to 100. Almost every number includes a lesson with, for example, the names of the planets, facts about money, how many letters are in the alphabet, and so on.
The many examples of Emily and her classmates helping others illustrate the importance of helping those in need.
Positive Role Models
Emily is shown helping others by making turkey sandwiches for the homeless at Thanksgiving, planting flowers for her elderly neighbor, and walking with a blind woman.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Emily's older sister Eloise (who is 13) recites "he loves me, he loves me not" but refuses to tell Emily who might love her.
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The cartoon is based on the characters of popular children's book author Rosemary Wells.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Emily's First 100 Days of School is an animated film based on the book by popular children's book author Rosemary Wells. The short and simple film is geared toward young preschoolers and is full of educational content such as learning numbers, the planets, the seasons, and more. With no iffy content and some positive messages about helping others, it's perfectly appropriate for very young children and up. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Although there's not really much of a plot to this short and simple cartoon, it does manage to be packed full of interesting facts and lessons, which parents will really appreciate. And fans of Rosemary Wells will certainly love seeing her beloved characters. Although some facts will definitely be over preschoolers' heads (such as the explanation of what a prime number is), many of the daily vignettes will help young kids learn basic things such as the names of the planets. But, though it's pretty short, the premise does start to wear a bit thin pretty quickly and the very simple animation isn't super engaging, which may cause some kids to lose interest before reaching Day 100.
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