I sat down with my 5 year old son to watch a wildlife documentary. Normaly he is interested in cars and trucks so I thought I'd try something different.
I picked the latest BBC David Attenborough film: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0009tt8/seven-worlds-one-planet-series-1-1-antarctica
He absolutely loved the scenary and animals, and was very interested in what was going on, asking questions etc.
He particuarly liked, perhaps identified with, the baby animals. Unfortunately this particular documentary seemed to focus on the "struggle for survival", particularly baby animals being abandoned and dying from cold. Finally, when a pengiun was eaten by a orca, and my son wondered what its children would now do, it became too much for him and we had to stop. He was in tears.
My question is whether there is resource where I can read reviews of wildlife films with young children in mind?
Or, perhaps you might think that at 5 he is old enough to start learning about the "struggle for survival" in the real world? My instinct is that he's too small, but I'd be interested to hear if people disagree.