Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Netflix: It's my Summer Saviour!

For the last four summers I have watched parents with children of school going age tear their hair our trying to entertain their little ones and keep the frustration and boredom at bay. It was something I never understood until this summer! Our eldest son got his first taste of "freedom" when he began pre-school last September and trying to keep him entertained has become more difficult :-( Now for the remaining weeks of the summer holidays before he begins "big" school, I'm looking at ways to keep both himself and his little sister entertained and not only stop myself from pulling my hair out but from them pulling at each others! So thanks to Netflix, we are covered for those rainy days and calm can be restored ;-)

So far this is what's been tops on our Summer list! 

Paw Patrol

I think for many parents Paw Patrol really has been the life saver and now with Season 2 available on Netflix there is more Paw Patrol loving across the land ;-)
For those of you who are not familiar with Paw Patrol ....where have you been? Paw Patrol is about Ryder and his Team of Pups and they are there to take care of anyone in trouble in Venture Bay. when someone "yelps for help" in Venture Bay, Ryder is there to delegate what needs to be done to each of the dogs and that are best suited to their skills. The dogs are called Chase (a favourite in our home), Marshall, Skye, Rocky, Rubble and Zuma. 

If you haven't already taken a trip to Venture Bay, its time you stopped by! Paw Patrol has calmed many a crazy day in our coup ;-)

Word Party

Word Party is a recent launch on Netflix and is going down very well with our 2 year old and her big brother too who's 5, likes to join in on the fun!  
It is a vocabulary building show created by The Jim Henson Company and follows 4 cute baby animals as they sing, dance and play. 
The show invites younger viewers to join them and help teach the baby animals new words, practice these new words themselves, and celebrate these achievements with a "Word Party!"

Check out the link below for a little taste as to what Word Party is all about! 

Masha & the Bear

This is so loved by both our kids. They have watched series one numerous times and I've no doubt they will be the same with Season 2 which is due to stream from August 1st. 

Masha and the Bear is a Russian cartoon series and is based on the oral children's folk story of the same name. The cartoon is about a mischievous little girl Masha who is kept out of trouble by the "fatherly" figure Bear. As our son would say "she is very naughty" which I agree with, Masha is also very lovable too. Poor Bear has his heart broken at times minding and hiding from her but you can see the love they also have for each other.  

Some extras you might like .... & not just for the kids! 

For the Kids
        Peppa Pig - Now Streaming
        The Magical School Bus: Seasons 1-4 - Now Streaming
        Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh - Available on July 29th
        Project Mc2 -  Available on August 12th
        Glitter Force: Season 2 - Available on August 26th
        Dawn of the Croods: Season 2 - Available on August 26th

For the Family
        Charlotte’s Web - Now Streaming
        Chicken Run - Now Streaming
        The Addams Family - Now Streaming
        Gilmore Girls: Seasons 1-7 - Now Streaming
        The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland - Now Streaming
        Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After - Now Streaming
        Beat Bugs - Available on August 3rd

For Mum & Dad

        Orange is The New Black: Seasons 1 - 4 - Now Streaming
        Pretty Little Liars: Seasons 1-6 available in full now  Season 7, Episode 3 is available NOW, with each further episode available weekly
        Grace and Frankie: Seasons 1-2 - Now Streaming
        Stranger Things - Now Streaming
        Power: Season 3, Episode 1 - Now Streaming, each episode available weekly                                                    David Cross: Making America Great Again - Available on August 5th
        The Get Down - Available on August 12th