A New Year calls for New Shows #StreamTeam

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Television show endings these days are not all fuzzy peaches and roses. They seem to be more controversial or they leave you with lots of questions and of course for us (adults) we like that, but children (well up to a certain age) they think endings should all be happy ever after which as we all know is certainly not real life?! So is it time to let them in on our little secret? Netflix is reinventing family television with these new showNetflix New Years

Lemony Snickers A Series of Unfortunate Events
Dreamworks Trollhunters
Voltron: Legendary Defender
Tarzan and Jane
Home: Adventures of Tip & Oh
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So are your kids ready for the anti-fairytale?
T.
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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

 

Try Explaining it with Netflix #StreamTeam

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These days I find that I am having one way conversations with my kids, I am talking and nobody is listening. They either are running around the house hyper as can be, fighting with each other over g-d knows what or they have their heads dug into some tech device.

I have found that I can teach my kids a thousand lessons, but truly they couldn’t care less or they just tune me out, but if their favorite Netflix show teaches them the same lesson they somehow find it very interesting and repeat it to me as if I haven’t previously said the same thing!!!!

Looking for some show recommendations?

May Netflix

  1. The Hive – teaching you about sibling rivalry
    2. Veggietales: in the house – teaching about responsibility
    3. Puffin Rock – following the rules
    4. The Adventures of Puss in Boots – teach about self-love
    5. Project MC2 – all about teamwork
    6. Fuller House – Peer Pressure
    7. The Fosters – Actions have Consequences
    8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Self-Improvement
    9. Glee – Body Image (one of my most favorite shows)

If your kids aren’t listening to you, try tackling some real life issues with some of these Netflix shows and see if that works for you.

T.
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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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Get Cozy with Netflix – #StreamTeam

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Officially I can say it feels like Fall! The temperatures have drastically dropped, you have retired your summer wardrobe and brought out all your favourite fleece slippers and most importantly, your cozy sweatpants.

Truly, what is better than getting home from work (or a full day’s worth of errands in some cases), slipping on those comfy sweats (or pj’s in my case) and a big, baggy sweatshirt, popping fresh popcorn with some sprinkled chocolates in it (to satisfy the sweet and salty of course) and sitting down on the couch with your kids to watch a movie or favourite television show. Ok so let’s be real, in my house it doesn’t quite go down like that since I have two very rambunctious boys who don’t sit for a mere second (well at least until 7:00pm), but when they do settle down and want to want to watch television, I truly thank G-d for Netflix. There is always one (or six or seven) shows on there that they both want to watch and then there is peace and quiet that comes over the room … ahhhhh SUCCESS!!!

New on Netflix 

Netflix September Shows

1. Lilo & Stitch
2. Nanny McPhee Returns
3. The Muppets
4. Shark Tale
5. Meet the Robinsons
6. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
7. Freaky Friday
8. Homeward Bound
9. The Princess and the Frog
10. The Lizzie McGuire movie
11. The Aristocats
12. The Rescuers

Oh and don’t forget about yourself, the kids bedtime means it’s your time to kick your feet up and get your Netflix on … I sure did!

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T.
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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

Science Madness with Netflix #StreamTeam

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All of a sudden out of nowhere my 4 year old became interested in Science!! What happens when you mix oil and water; what happens when you mix water, red food colouring and blue food colouring and the list goes on. It’s fun to find things around the house to create Science experiments out of, though I am running low on ideas these days.

When I told my son that Netflix was has shows about Science, he got all excited and wanted me to show him some. For those of you who want to get your children Science-inspired check out these new interesting titles.

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Science-inspired Netflix titles

 

1. The Magic School Bus Gains Weight
2. Fetch! with Ruff
3. Animal Mechanicals, Balloon Volcano Island (Go Go MechanaStretch – we are a fan of this show)
4. Sid the Science Kid

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Netflix Science Titles

1. Nova: Hunting the Elements
2. Cosmos
3. Deadliest Volcanos: Nova
4. Let Your Mind Wonder

Looking for something fun to do with your kids to get them excited about Science while watching one of these great shows? Make your own volcano using staple ingredients in your house. Click here to learn how to create it.

The world is your child’s oyster
T.
xo

Your Child’s Destiny is their’s to Choose #StreamTeam

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Over the last few years, with every birthday, I ask my oldest son what he wants to be when he grows up and every year it has changed. He started off saying he wanted to be a “vegetarian” which I am pretty sure he meant “veterinarian” as my dad and brother are both veterinarians and we spend a lot of time at their offices (vegetarian is possible though since he won’t go near any meat product), then it changed to a doctor and this year he wants to be a lawyer and a skating instructor. Through a few giggles, we tell him he can be anything he wants to be when he grows up and will always encourage him to choose his own path.

New to Netflix this February is Ever After High: Spring Unsprung which celebrates the idea that the story of your life is not written in permanent ink and have the power to create your own destiny. Here’s a peek:

Following the Create Your own Destiny theme, here are a few other great, fun titles for your kids

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1. Ever After High
2. Richie Rich
3. Mako Mermaids

Looking for more great shows to get your little one’s wheel’s turning?

Titles for the little kids

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1. Sid the Science Kid
2. SciGirls
3. Fireman Sam: To the Rescue (a household favourite)
4. Bob the Builder: Building from Scratch

These are titles for the big kids

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1. The Art of Flight: The Series
2. The Mind of a Chef
3. Richard Hammond’s Top Gear Uncovered
4. Dragon’s Den (my favourite)

Cold, snowy day? Check out this great “Reach for the Stars” craft

Happy Streaming
T.
xo

What’s Coming up for Disney Junior, Disney XD and Family Channel?

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We all know that with the new year, comes new TV shows and premier’s for the old shows we love and Family, Disney Jr and Disney XD have a great 2015 lineup for your little one’s!!! Here’s what is coming up … I promise you, there is something for everyone:

What’s New on Family?
1. Jessie (Disney Channel Original Series) Season 4 Premiere: January 9 at 7 p.m.

Jessie travels to Africa to retrieve the Ross kids and comes face-to-face with Brooks and his new fiancée.

2. Austin & Ally (Disney Channel Original Series) Season 4 Premiere: January 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Also returning for its fourth season this month is the music-filled series Austin & Ally. The comedy follows the improbable partnership between Austin (Ross Lynch), a nationwide musical sensation, and Ally (Laura Marano), a multi-talented singer and songwriter, and their two best friends, Trish (Raini Rodriguez) and Dez (Calum Worthy). After an emotional season finale that left the gang’s future unclear, the four friends reunite at Ally’s homecoming concert. But, when Austin realizes that the reunion is only temporary he contemplates enrolling in military school.

3. K.C. Undercover (Disney Channel Original Series) Series Premiere: January 23 at 7:40 p.m.
The live-action comedy follows K.C. Cooper, a high school math whiz and martial arts expert, who discovers her parents are spies when they enlist her to join The Organization. Now, K.C. must learn to balance life as an everyday teenager while training to be a super spy.

4. Star Vs. The Forces of Evil Sneak Peek: January 23 at 8 p.m.
Immediately following the K.C. Undercover premiere viewers will be given a sneak peek at the upcoming animated Disney XD series Star Vs. The Forces of Evil, an animated comedy introducing a fiercely awesome teen princess from another dimension. In the first-look “Star Comes to Earth,” Star (voiced by Eden Sher, The Middle) celebrates her 14th birthday and receives “the royal magic wand” as dictated by tradition. Worried that she is not ready for the responsibility, Star’s parents send her to Earth in an attempt to keep her safe. 

5. Girl Meets World (Disney Channel Original Series) New Episode Guest Starring Rider Strong as Shawn Hunter:  January 30 at 7 p.m.
Maya is celebrating her 14th birthday with Riley and the Matthews but is struggling with the fact that her mom probably won’t be able to join them. Meanwhile, Corey and Riley devise a plan to setup Maya’s mom with Shawn when he pays a visit.

Coming to Family in February:
I Didn’t Do It (Disney Channel Original Series) Season Two Premiere
Liv and Maddie (Disney Channel Original Series) Hosted Marathon
Radio Disney Family Birthday
Night of Premieres

What’s New on Disney Jr?
1. Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show – January 17 at 6 p.m.
Set in Lalaloopsy Land, the magical movie introduces a whole new group of friends as the Lalaloopsy girls discover their new pen pals are talking ponies. In preparation for the big night, Disney Junior hosts Lalaloopsy Week where fan-favourite episodes air daily at 6 p.m. from Monday, January 12 to Friday, January 16.

2. On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! – January 25 beginning at 9 a.m.
Disney Junior races to the finish line with a morning full of obstacle courses, rallies and fun. The festivities begin with a special one-hour episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse followed by an all-new Henry Hugglemonster where Henry competes in athletic events with his scout troop. The magnificent marathon also includes race-themed episodes of Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Sheriff Callie’s Wild West.

3. One Very Special Week: January 26 to January 30 beginning at 5 p.m.
Back-to-back, one-hour episodes from the network’s top series airing every weekday. Among the loveable lineup includes the Sofia The First special “The Curse of Princess Ivy,” Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’s holiday episode “Minnie’s Winter Bow Show” and Jake and the Never Land Pirates’ musical special “Jake’s Never Land Rescue.”

What’s New on Disney XD?
1. Mighty Med (Disney XD Original Series) Marathon and One-Hour Special: January 11 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The action begins with three back-to-back episodes leading into an explosive one-hour special at 7 p.m. titled “Do You Want to Build A Lava- Man?” In the extended episode, Kaz and Oliver travel to Caldera in search of the Hapax, the only hero with the ability to drain the Annihilator of his powers. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Optimo pretends he’s visiting the hospital about a ‘rash’ but Horace discovers it is much more serious than Optimo thinks.

2. Super Charged Sunday: January 18 starting at 7 p.m.
The night begins with a new Kirby Buckets titled “Killer Puppies,” where Kirby fakes an illness to avoid a cooking project. But when the school nurse takes his over-the-top symptoms seriously, everyone begins to shower Kirby with sympathy and gifts, leaving him worried that his secret will be exposed. The not-to-be- missed lineup also features brand new episodes of Mighty Med and Star Wars Rebels.

3. Animated Super Charged Sunday: January 25 beginning at 7 p.m.
Disney XD’s Super Charged Sunday lineup is overtaken by an animation domination! Episodes of Phineas and Ferb, Pac Man and the Ghostly Adventures and a brand new Star Wars Rebelswhere the Ghost crew plots to save an exiled dignitary from the Imperial Army, make the network fans’ ultimate Sunday destination.

Coming to Disney XD in February
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (Disney XD Original Series) Series Premiere
Fantastic Four (Feature Film) Network Premiere
Cars 2 (Feature Film) Network Premiere
Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage) (Disney XD Canada Original Series) New Episodes Return

So there you have it, time for you to get your kids excited for their 2015 shows
Happy viewing
T.
xo

 

The Last Drop of Summer #Netflix #StreamTeam

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How it is already the first week of August is beyond me?!!! With all this cold weather the last few weeks, I feel like we skipped right over  Summer and went straight to Fall (tear sniff). So, while the weather is cooperating and there are only a few weeks left until September, now is the time to get inspired and squeeze out the last little drop of summer that is left. This month, Netflix has titles which will help inspire you to get out and cross off the last few things on your “to do” summer list.

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Big Kid Netflix Titles1. The Adventures of Tintin
2. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
3. Tad: The Lost Explorer
4. The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure
5. National Treasure
6. Labou and the Quest for the Lost Treasure

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Little Kid Netflix Titles

1. Dora the Explorer
2. Wild Animal Baby Explorers
3. Tree Fu Tom
4. Rubbadubbers: Tubb’s Pirate Treasure
5. A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures
6. The Hive

Dora the Explorer is always a staple in our house. It is a great, educational show where she has your little one come along on her outdoor adventures and encourages participation by repeating her Spanish words, asking questions and giving the little one’s a few seconds to answer and best of all, has the kids moving around.

Sticking with the Dora the Explorer theme, here’s a great craft that will be a lot of fun for the little explorers with big imaginations out there

Enjoy the last drop of summer and try to make the most of it!!!
T.
xo