Although reading books is a beautiful pastime, that lets the imagination jump up and go wild, watching a film and its story unfolding in front of our eyes can also fire the imagination in a different way.
We have selected a few videos about the ocean and some of its creatures that we hope you will enjoy watching.
Info about killer whales for very young children.
Kids videos. Preschool learning
"I think of the ocean as the blue heart of the planet. Well, how much of your heart do you want to protect...?" asks oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Earle urges us to think about how much we depend on the oceans, and to protect them from pollution and overfishing.
"After forty years of captivity, 'Perchance to Dream' offers a new perspective in the life of Miami Sea Aquarium's star performer, Lolita the Killer Whale. She dazzles and she amazes; but what happens when the lights go off and the audience departs?"
"A girl meets a whale in captivity and through their experience she realizes it needs to be free".
From the WDC (Whales and Dolphins Conservation)
"This is a 3-minute film depicting the real drive hunts that take place every day in Taiji, Japan. While the film is entirely animated and there is no real footage, please be aware that it may be too sad for young children."
In this enchanting new story from the Academy Award-nominated director of The Secret of Kells, Ben and his little sister Saoirse - the last Seal-child - must embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.
It does what it says on the tin!
"Nurdles are the tiny, factory-made pellets that form the raw material for every plastic product that we use, from toys to toothbrushes. And while they look pretty harmless on land, they can really wreak havoc on our oceans."
A powerful documentary for the whole family about the ocean and mankind's relationship with the sea. Amazing footage and eye opening facts about the threats facing the ocean and ultimately life on earth.
If you get the chance, watch this powerful documentary that took the world by storm. The film examines the captivity of orcas aka killer whales. Although there are no gory scenes in the documentary, some scenes depicting the capture of orcas from the wild may be upsetting for young children and sensitive souls (adults included).
A powerful film about the hunt of dolphins in Taiji - Japan.