I’m a self professed TV junkie. Growing up I had the TV schedule memorized, and I’ve definitely secured my share of favorite programs over the years.That is why I was so excited when Netflix asked me to write a sponsored post on their behalf.
I always knew when I had kids of my own that I would share TV with them. I don’t allow my kids to watch an unlimited amount of television (except maybe a tad too much on weekends), and I know that there are proponents of not allowing children to watch any TV, but I believe that there are benefits to a limited viewing schedule:
- It teaches them about a variety of subjects. How many kids have learned about different types of jobs on Sesame Street or about the environment from the Lorax? Lessons that can be reinforced and discussed in more depth at home.
- Studies have shown that certain programs can reduce aggression and increase empathy.
- It can fuel their imagination. How many of you have found your kids pretend playing their favorite show? I know one of James’ favorites was Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
Not to mention TV can be really entertaining and a great way to spend time together as a family.
Cady and I’ll crawl up in my bed and watch a movie. Netflix streaming makes it super easy. I don’t even have to go to the store to pick up a movie, or worse, take it back. And they always have great titles like The Adventures of Tintin and ParaNorman.
I love it so much I’ve made sure that we have it on all of our televisions, mine with internet access, the living room television streams Netflix through the Wii, and the kids’ TV is connected to a Roku. I also really like that they have a “just for kids” option. This makes it easy because I can set it up and then let the kids pick what they want to watch without having to worry about it being inappropriate. Netflix works with Common Sense Media to provide ratings, reviews and information so parents can easily make choices for their kids.
I also like that the Netflix apps allow us to stream content on our various electronic devices like the iPad or my iPhone. I’ve used the app on my phone more than once when we were out and about and I needed a distraction (like when we are waiting for an appointment that seems to be taking forever).
Have you tried Netflix streaming or the Netflix Just for Kids channel?
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. All thoughts and opinions are my own.