Media to the Max #StreamTeam

Kids now-a-days are exposed to so many forms of media … it’s Media to the Max! It’s hard to stop them considering they are constantly surrounded by it whether it be television, movies, video games, apps on their tablets or computers, websites etc so we look for outlets that help our children learn.

There are a lot of media sources out there that don’t have a positive influence on our kids which is why Netflix has great shows for kids that help shape their values and teach important life skills like empathy, patience and respect.

Here’s a little Netflix cheat guide of shows that help enforce the values we want to teach our kidsNetflix Media to the Max

Along these lines, Netflix made a social experiment video around the new Netflix show 13 Reasons Why (which might I add I absolutely LOVE and am totally addicted to) – make sure to check out the experiment video below, it’s very touching.

If you have any Netflix shows that your child love’s and teaches them great values, please let us know by commenting below.

Happy watching
T.

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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2. Netflix Lego

 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

 

Back to School with Netflix #StreamTeam

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The weather has spoken and summer is coming to an end. Camp is over, programs for the fall have been set and your child’s back to school backpack is almost ready to go. Hard to believe that this is the end, it’s just too short.

Now it’s time to start hyping up back-to-school and talking to your kids about appropriate classroom behaviour (well at least I do) and what to expect, but that is never an easy conversation especially with the little one’s because they just don’t get it. Sometimes our television friends do the best job explaining and with these new Netflix titles they just might understand the underlying message.

For the Little Guys 

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1. Curious George
2. Zoboomafoo
3. Yo Gabba Gabba! (my big guy has been watching the show for years and it’s amazing how many lessons he has picked up from this show)
4. Walking with Dinosaurs
5. Planet Earth: The Complete Collection
6. The Adventures of Chuck & Friends
7. Animal Mechanicals (teaches kids about working together to get the job done)
8. The Magic School Bus
9. The Cat in the Hat
10. Dinotrux (the new AMAZING series teaching kids to work together using their individual skills and problem solve)
11. Ever After High: Way too Wonderland

Best of luck with Back to School to you the parent (we need the luck … well I know I do) and of course the kiddies
T.
xo

Nothing is Better than Family! #StreamTeam

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Gone are the days of the traditional “nuclear” family and we welcome the “modern” family comprised of two moms or two dads, single moms or single dads, half siblings, step siblings, adopted siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents … did I miss anything?

My dad has always told me that “family is everything” and he is right! Every day I am reminded of how lucky I am to have the family I have: my husband and two little (crazy) boys, my mom, my dad, my sister, her husband, her two kids, my  brother, his wife, their two kids (our littlest one’s were born one day apart – we were in the hospital together) and that’s just my side of the family. My husband comes from a family of 4 kids and his siblings all have kids. In this large family of mine, each person is uniquely quirky and I love every single one of those quirks.

Want to know how quirky other families are and have a good laugh? Check out this new Netflix series Grace and Frankie staring Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen, Lily Tomlin and Sam Waterston. What a fabulous show, give it a shot you will not be disappointed.

Here are some titles for the little kids

Little Kids Netflix Shows

1. Curious George
2. Stellaluna
3. Lily’s Driftwood Bay
4. Pound Puppies: “The Yipper Caper”
5. Veggie Tales: “Pa Grape’s Son / Larry’s Cardboard  Thumb”
6. Baby Jake (this is a new one for us, my little guy loves watch baby Jake)

Some titles for the big kids

Big Kid Netflix Shows

1. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
2. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
3. Despicable Me (a fan fave – love how family is tied to this movie)
4. Kung Fu Panda
5. Full House (an oldie but a goodie – love rewatching these episodes)
6. Yours Mine and Ours

Titles for the teens and adults

teens and adults netflix shows

1. Fresh Prince of Bel Air
2. Wolfblood
3. The Addams Family
4. Raising Hope
5. Gilmore Girls
6. Party of Five

What are your favourite Netflix family shows?
Sit back and enjoy time with your loved one’s
T.
xo