This Holiday Netflix has you Covered #StreamTeam

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Whether you are changing your location (some like to call it “vacation” however with children it is no vacation so I prefer to call it a change of location) or having a staycation, there is always a moment of child boredom due to bad weather of any kind so that’s the moment you cuddle up on the couch with your mini’s and turn on the newest show Trollhunters which launched on December 23rd

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Want to hear the best news EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! You can now download … yes DOWNLOAD some of your child’s (or your) favourite shows for on-the-go. This actually couldn’t make me any happier because this big launch happened right before I was heading on a flight with my kids. I tested out this new download and they watched some of their favourite shows on the flight. Just a heads up though … not every show is available for download :(

Happy Holidays and a very happy and healthy New Year from both myself and Netflix

T.
xo

 

Enter to Win 4 Tickets (per winner) to an Exclusive Screening of Kung Fu Panda 3 at the Toronto Zoo!

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ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO A SCREENING OF
KUNG FU PANDA 3 AT THE TORONTO ZOO!

After reuniting with his long-lost father, Po travels to a secret village and meets tons of hilarious new panda friends and family members. But when the supernatural villain Kai challenges all the Kung Fu masters across China, Po must discover the teacher within himself and train his clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
Time:  1 pm arrival, 2 pm screening
Location: Toronto Zoo: 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7, Canada. Screening will take place in the Wildlife Marquee, Discovery Zone

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SWEEPSTAKES RULES:
1. Sweepstakes is open only to those in the Toronto area who can travel to the Toronto Zoo for the event on June 24
2. Only one sweeps entry per follower
3. Entries will be accepted up to Tuesday June 21, 2016 until 11:59pm
4. (2) winners will be drawn via random electronic selection process
5. Winner is only eligible to win one prize, which must be accepted as awarded.
6. Prizes cannot be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash. By entering this sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these sweepstakes rules which are final and binding.

The winners will be drawn on Wednesday June 22, 2016 and will be notified by email immediately.

The winners must make their way to the Toronto Zoo to pick up their passes (the day of the screening only, passes will not be available beforehand). Passes will allow full entry to the zoo before and after the screening.

IMPORTANT Notes:
– Please bring ID to obtain passes
– Winners must arrive early to the screening
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Netflix Resolves Sibling Rivalry #StreamTeam

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After I had my second son, someone once told me that at some point I will no longer be a mother, but a referee. Well … I am most certainly still a mother (whatever that meant), but I now get the whole referee thing. My boys actually fight over everything and it is sooooo frustrating: “that’s my seat” “that’s my toy” “I want to listen to my music” “that’s my mommy” “I want to watch my show” and the list goes on … and on … and on!!!!!

Netflix has come up with their own way to help with sibling rivalry with sibling playlists:

A Tale of Two Distant Ages Playlist:
this one is for your 5 year old and your 14 year old
Netflix 1
1. Antz
2. Fuller House
3. How to Train Your Dragon: 2

Sugar and Spice Playlist:
got one sassy kid and one sweet kid? This one is for you!

Netflix 2
1. Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship
2. Dawn of the Croods
3. Project MC2

“Meet in the Middle” Playlist: (this is ours)
comedy meets action for this one!

netflix 3
1. All Hail King Julien
2. Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday
3. The Adventures of Puss in Boots

Looking to bring your kids together to watch a communal Netflix show, try King Julien! Something about that opening song (it’s catchy, I’m singing it in my head as I write this) gets both my boys up off the couch (typically from their fighting) dancing and laughing their heads off … try it!!!

 Happy Kids = Happy Parents
T.
xo

Netflix Lego Madness #StreamTeam

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Your kids get to a certain age where they discover Lego and then that’s it, all they want is Lego Lego and more Lego which was awesome for me because in some weird way I found building the Lego kits calming and quite addicting if I might say so myself. Then comes the moment you step on a piece and HOLY S*%!T you just wish Lego didn’t exist and then you look over and your little one is building the kit all by themselves and you just feel so proud!

We live for Lego in my house: we build Lego, we play with Lego and watch Lego movies. Thanks to Netflix, we just introduced my oldest guy to Lego Bionicle and it’s not just a Lego kit, but a Lego show! We built the Bionicle over March break and I foresee many Bionicles being built in my future.

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 What’s Streaming? 

1. Lego Bionicle: The Journey to One

2. Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship

3. Lego DC Comics: Batman De-Leagued

4. Lego: City

5. Lego: Elves

So what did you watch this March break? 

T. xo

 

The Saturday Night Dream #StreamTeam

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Ahhh a cold, wintery Saturday night where everyone is in their pi’s sitting on the couch under a blanket eating popcorn and watching a movie peacefully together and then all of a sudden one of my kids whips a hard plastic toy at my head (no this doesn’t only happen in the movies) and then I am  back to my reality where my boys are fighting over which movie to watch while screaming at me because one of them dropped their popcorn bowl on the floor and somehow that became my problem and I am mean for just being there when it happened! You know what I am talking about don’t you <sigh> !!! I am hopeful though that I can one day live my very own fairytale of a Saturday night hanging with my kids watching a movie on Netflix … I will let you know when that happens.

What’s great on Netflix for your kids right now?

Netflix Routines

1. Inside Out (love this movie)
2. Mr Peabody & Sherman
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
4. Fuller House (not afraid to admit this but I loved the memories)
5. Care Bears & Cousins
6. Turbo Fast
7. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip wrecked (been watching this one on repeat)
8. Home (another family favourite – I cry near the end EVERY TIME)
9. Penguins: The Movie
10. The Pacifier (yet to see this one but it’s on our list)
11. How to Train your Dragon 2

What are your Saturday night rituals?

T. xo

A Different Kind of New Years Resolution #StreamTeam #NewYearNewView

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For years I had lists of New Years resolutions and i’m pretty sure I never kept them. One year, I am pretty sure  that one of my New Years resolutions was to keep one of my New Years resolutions … sound familiar?

Well this year I was given a great idea to change up my New Years resolutions to something that I can actually accomplish and therefore can cross off my list … are you ready … wait for it … watch more Netflix shows (ME time).  You will be happy to know that only one month in I have been doing a really great job and started some great shows ummm like Making a Murderer. Here are some inspiring titles to watch that could help you with your New Years resolutions (well for next year then …)

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1. The Short Game

2. McFarland

3. Generation Earth

4. On the Way to School

5. Patch Adams (loved this movie)

6. Soul Surfer

7. My Lucky Elephant

8. Mission Blue

9. Planet Earth: The Complete Collection

I bet you wish you had my resolution don’t you!!!

T.
xo

Celebrating the Holidays with Netflix – Enter to WIN!!! #NetfliXmas #StreamTeam

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December is one of my favourite months of the year: Hanukkah, Christmas, Christmas Music (my absolute favourite), lights on neighbourhood houses and trees, Christmas movies and the smell of baking in friends houses. To be quite honest, the only smell of baked goods in my house is the purchased kind or even the pre-made cookie dough kind. I have seen so many amazing cookie recipes via #streamteam bloggers, however my best recipe is going to the grocery store and picking up those pre-made cookie dough rolls, roll them into balls and put them on the cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes creating the perfect, delicious cookies for all my family members to enjoy for their late afternoon movie chill. Netflix has an amazing lineup for the month of December!

December Netflix

1. Casper’s Haunted Christmas

2. Cat in the Hat knows a lot about Christmas

3. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

4. Dreamworks Happy Holidays from Madagascar

5. My Little Pony: A very Minty Christmas

6. Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: Christmas Special

7. The Search for Santa Paws

8. The Swan Princess Christmas

9. Thomas & Friends: Merry Christmas Thomas

10. Christmas with the Kranks

11. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

12. A Nightmare before Christmas (somehow this is my kids favourite Christmas movie – how are they not more scared of this movie)

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Are you going to see Disney Pixar Inside Out?

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I have always been a huge fan of animated movies, but Inside Out could be just the cutest! I mean, what a great concept for a movie. It enlightens kids about all the different emotions they feel in a dramatic yet funny way. I’m definitely not a movie critic, but I had high expectations going in to see the pre-screening and walked out very pleased (and so did my big guy), in fact he now explains how is feeling based on the characters he saw (anger, fear, sadness, disgust and joy).

The one thing I do have to say, is that it is a very hard concept for the little one’s to understand. After explaining to my mini me that these emotions are not in your “stomach” (his words), that they are in your head, he seemed to get it, but that didn’t seem to bother him because he laughed out loud and well so did the rest of the audience (comprised of mostly adults).

In a very creative way, the different emotions inside Riley’s head (anger, fear, sadness, disgust and joy) all work together at Headquarters to help guide her through the up’s and down’s of her life. While Riley is trying to adjust to a family up route to San Francisco, turmoil begins at Headquarters and Sadness and Joy get separated from the group leaving Fear, Disgust and Anger in charge. Trying to find their way back, they watch as Riley’s favourite memories start to disappear and run into a few of her favourite old memories who help them through the maze of her mind seeing unfamiliar places like Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions to get back to turn things around (make sure to bring some tissues because there are some parts that are a real tear jerker).

In theatres NOW!

Inside Out

Enjoy making new memories with your little one
T.
xo

 

 

 

We are ringing in the New Year with the Netflix Original Series ‘All Hail King Julien’ #StreamTeam


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We are new to the whole Madagascar world, but recently my big guy watched it and LOVED it, so much so for days he was singing “I want a pond, I want a song” for days … I am pretty sure those are not the right words has a catchy tune so i’m into it and it makes him laugh.

Next up, All Hail King Julien who is a fan favourite from the Madagascar franchise is ready to make all your little one’s laugh with his new Netflix original series coming to your Netflix box on December 19th (I saw the trailer and it looks so cute).

What better way to kick off the new year than with King Julien and his friends Maurice and Mort. Lucky for my kiddies and his friends, we are hosting a New Years party and now we are set with an All Hail King Julien kit full of streamers, 2015 glasses, party hats and more to help us ring in 2015 and what will be playing the background … you got it … All Hail King Julien to keep them all entertained … we’re pretty excited!

Are your kids Madagascar obsessed? Check out some other great Madagascar titles now available for streaming and are perfect for those snowy, cold days over the holidays.

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Have a happy and healthy New Year … jungle style 😉
T.
xo

November’s Guide to a Good Laugh with Netflix #StreamTeam

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Technically, it’s not even winter yet (at least not for another few weeks) and my household has already gone through the flu (yes my ENTIRE household) and multiple colds (after 2 back-to-back colds, I stopped counting), looks like it is going to be a looong winter. The two best things to cure the common cold for adults or kids .. homemade chicken soup and a cuddling up on the couch in a big fuzzy blanket watching a comedy. Nothing like a good laugh to make you feel better :) Our household heavily relies on Gru and his adorable minions antics to give us a good chuckle.

To perk up your little one when they are feeling down, here are some other great titles to check out

Big Kid

Netflix Big Kid November Titles

1. Shrek Forever After
2. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
3. Despicable me
4. Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
5. Kung Fu Panda 2
6. Mr. Poppers Penguins

Little Kids

Little Kid Netflix November Titles

1. VeggieTales in the House
2. SpongeBob Square Pants: The Movie
3. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
4. Noddy in Toyland
5. Horrid Henry
6. Tom and Jerry: The Movie

We all know that they won’t lie down on the couch and watch TV all day, so try out this fun craft to match your movie choice

Feel better
T.
xo