I am happy to be telling you about one of our favorite ways to have a family movie night, sponsored by NETFLIX.
We have been Netflix customers since almost the beginning when their main draw was the DVD’s in the mail. The streaming stuff was a lot of unheard of shows and movies with one or two things thrown in that you might have seen at an obscure film festival.
I may be exaggerating a little, but the streaming has come SO FAR! Now there are so many great TV shows, movies and my personal favorite a whole dedicated kids section. The streaming selection is incredible and totally worth the price per month!
We have satellite for our TV downstairs in our family room, and when they asked me if I wanted a receiver up in the kids play room I immediately said no. They have a Wii and I have the Netflix channel set to the just for kids section.
Everything on there is appropriate for ages 2-12! I don’t have to worry about them accidentally watching something they shouldn’t. All content is selected with help from Common Sense Media to provide ratings, reviews and information so parents can easily make choices for their kids! I love that! It has all the shows they love from Disney Jr., Cartoon Network, PBS and others, so I don’t feel like they need anything else. I haven’t heard any complaints yet!
For summer, I totally recommend stop paying for your TV service and just subscribe to Netflix to save some money if you can. All the shows are ending or have ended that my husband and I watch, and Netflix has everything we need for a fun family movie night, or to catch up on some of the shows we may have missed.
I am not exaggerating when I say that I recommend Netflix to absolutely all of my family and friends. Everyone who knows me knows that I love Netflix, especially for my kids.
My kids don’t just watch it on their playroom TV through the Wii either. I have a couple older smart phones that I don’t use anymore that my older boys watch shows like Transformers Prime and my baby boy would watch Jake and The Neverland Pirates pretty much non stop if he could. My daughter has a Nook and whenever she takes a break from reading it’s to watch shows like The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. It’s also on our Blu-Ray player, on my husband’s tablet, on our laptops and on our phones. We literally sometimes have Netflix streaming in 6 different places to 6 different people sometimes! Haha.
I used to be a lot more strict on set screen time, but now, as long as their rooms are clean, their jobs are done, their schoolwork is done and they have read for the day…they can watch Netflix. It’s worked out for us.
We also have family movie nights at least once a week. Usually Friday nights. The kids take turns picking the movie. Most of the time it’s something from Netflix. A couple weeks ago we watched Curious George (my 4 year olds choice) and this week we are watching ParaNorman (my 7 year olds choice). We haven’t seen ParaNorman yet, so I’m excited. Popping some corn, grabbing some fave movie candy and cuddling on the couch are some of my favorite family times. My kids love to make a big deal of movie night with banners and tickets and everyone’s own treats. It makes it a little more fun and exciting.
Family Movie Night with Netflix
What are you watching on TV with your family? Netflix has family favorites from Disney, Disney Jr., Hasbro, Cartoon Network and Dreamworks that are available to stream anytime, anywhere. And streaming is easier than you think! Download the free app on your iPad, click on the Netflix app on any gaming device, go to the website on your computer – and you’re in business. Check it out here!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX.