Every day my kids are getting older and I keep thinking that I need to spend as much time with them as possible, before they get to that age where all they want to do is hang out with their friends. When the weather is warm and sunny there are plenty of things for us to do outside. We go to the park, play sports, hike, fish, travel, swim, and more. However when the weather is not so good or we are just tired we all enjoy watching a movie or playing a board game. For me quality family time spent together is very important. I am always trying to find kid friendly movies and TV shows that we all can enjoy together.
This usually consists of us sitting in front of the TV perusing through Netflix and seeing what works for all of us. Last week we started watching the Netflix original “The Adventures of Puss in Boots.” This is a series that stars Puss in Boots from Shrek. Being that he is our family’s favorite character next to donkey we were eager to check it out. Netflix certainly did not disappoint us, as this series is full of laughs and adventures. When it comes to movies we all enjoy “Spy Kids”. I know it’s been around for quite some time but it is still relevant and full of excitement. It is about two kids who have to rescue their parents who happen to be spies. What can be more exciting that that?
Another show that my daughter introduced us too is called “Life with Boys.” This show is about a teenage girl who struggles with being the only female in an all-male household. After watching a couple of episodes together I can see why my daughter likes the show. It is full of laughs, zany plot twists and interesting situations. Now to be fair while we were all watching I did catch my husband and son shaking their heads and looking a little bored. I guess my husband would rather be watching episodes of “Sons of Anarchy.” But then again I’ve seen some of those and lets just say they are not kid friendly.
When we all sit down together to watch a movie or TV series it is important that the content is suitable for everyone. With all of the content available on Netflix this usually isn’t a problem. Although my husband wishes they would offer versions of his favorite 80’s movies that are kids friendly. You know like the kid friendly versions made for TV that cut out or dub over all of the curses. It is surprising how many curses can be found in PG movies from the 80’s. I guess this is before they came out with the PG-13 ratings. Maybe someone from Netflix will read this post and add these movies to their catalog. I even came up with a name for this new category. It could be called, “Movies Made Safe.”
Spring/Summer 2015 New on Netflix for Kids and Families
1. All Hail King Julien (new episodes 4/3)
2. Littlest Pet Shop: Season 3 (4/21)
3. Lalaloopsy: Festival of Sugary Sweets (5/2)
4. Puss in Boots (new episodes 5/8)
5. H20 Mermaid Adventures (5/22)
6. Richie Rich: Season 2 (5/22)
7. Mako Mermaids: Season 3 (5/29)
Disclosure: This post is written on behalf of Netflix as a member of Netflix #StreamTeam. All stories and opinions are mine.