In British Columbia, it’s back to school week. While parents are doing the happy dance, kids are getting into new routines and turning their sharp brains back on. This September there are some great titles on Netflix to help both the little ones and the older kids learn. Whether it be the alphabet or social skills, there is an offering for everyone. And as usual – always accessible on your time schedule which is a HUGE plus!
I’m loving Netflix and the fact that I can sit down and watch a show with my boys anytime that works for us. And I have to say that my husband is addicted. He has a big list of things he wants to watch and every evening he winds down with an episode of a show or a movie. For me, I barely have time for tv, so I’m thankful for the huge amount of offerings and the ability to choose something when I find the time to sit down. While I’m very partial to Dr. Who, I like a romantic comedy, too and Ever After was just perfect!
This month we have watched a few things with the boys. Our favourite was The Lorax – The Dr. Seuss cautionary tale about the environment. My boys are well versed in how things change when trees come down as we’ve experienced changes where we live. This captured their attention and helped them to understand why it’s important to protect living things so that they remain with us, rather than become extinct. The story is a good one, and one that inspires empathy in us all. I highly recommend this for children 5 and up. Even as adults, my husband and I were moved by it.
Below are some of the great offerings from Netflix this month. I’ve seen most of these and recommend them, also. In the little kids section, Super Why was one of my boys’ favourites when they were younger.
- Thomas & Friends: Thomas & His Friends Help Out
- Monster Math Squad
- Curious George
- Super Why!
- My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
- Signing Time
- Animal ABCs
- LeapFrog: Numbers Ahoy
If you haven’t experienced Netflix yet, I highly recommend trying it out. So many of our friends and family are now subscribers and very happy that they are. It’s extremely affordable and provides an unending stream of entertainment, as well as educational programming for your kids, at your fingertips.
disclosure: compensation has been received in the form of product or service for this post. However, all opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way. These are my thoughts on the service.