Don’t Forget about Family Time #StreamTeam

So you blinked and it somehow turned into fall! The kids went back to school, the after school programs started, the weekend programs started which means in my house one parent takes the older and one person takes the younger and after a crazy week of running around you realize that you have spent little to no time with two members of your group of 4 and there is no time to catch up.

Welcome to my life! So what do I do? I find Netflix television shows and movies that we can all agree on (that is no easy task these days), sit down on the couch in our pjs and make a bag of popcorn and just hang out together. It’s pretty much my favourite part of the day.

Where to Start? Check out these great family titles

September Netflix Titles– Maleficent
– Zootopia (The kids LOVE this one and frankly so do I)
– Planes: Fire & Rescue
– Tangled
– The Princess and the Frog
– Treasure Planet
– Cool Runnings
– Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Don’t forget to take some time out of your busy schedules to sit down as a crew and put on some of the newest Netflix shows on.

T.
xo

 

Netflix Helps with Back-to-School #StreamTeam

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Having an “almost” four year old who for the first time went to day camp all summer and then was going to big boy school for the first time (JK) he was SOOOO confused. When camp ended there was one week in-between the ending and school where I thought bringing out the “Getting Ready for JK booklet” which I bought from his school last year, was a great idea and WRONGGG! Huge strike out!! He had zero interest in it and just coloured the pages. So what did I turn to, trusty Netflix and their recommended back-to-school educational shows like Animal ABC’s and Super Why (his fave show) just to get him back into the groove and he was shouting answers out and repeating which was a good start.

One of my biggest fears about big boy school is bullying (him being a bully or him being bullied) and my husband decided to put on Karate Kid  (thanks Netflix for the suggestion) to show him that it’s not nice to be mean to other kids and since there was a little boy learning Karate, he really liked the movie.

For the month of September, there are other great back-to-school shows that are great for little one’s and big one’s like Glee (one of my absolute favourite shows) helping to build kids self esteem and social skills. Here are lists of titles that you should all check out in back-to-school spirit.

Titles for Big Kids

Netflix Back-to-School Titles

1. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
2. Ever After: A Cinderella Story
3. Glee
4. Radio
5. The Pursuit of Happyness
6. The Karate Kid
7. Turbo
8. Shrek

Titles for the Little One’s

Netflix Back-to-School Titles

1. Thomas & Friends: Thomas & His Friends Help Out
2. Monster Math Squad
3. Curious George
4. Super Why!
5. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
6. Signing Time
7. Animal ABC’s
8. LeapFrog: Numbers Ahoy

If you are looking for a great Back-to-School activity, check out how to make your own adorable pencil/pen holder thanks to Sweet Potato Chronicles.

I hope everyone’s kids had a successful first week of school
T.
xo