This year I’m a little luckier because my mom took my kiddos on vacation to Europe and they are not coming back until the end of August. Oh how I miss them right now! They are currently exploring Estonia, Sweden, Baltic sea, pools and spas, pick-nicks, camp fires, barbecues, playgrounds and so much more. I know they are having a great time. Our school this year starts on September 9th.
If you’re not so lucky as me, the first day of school is so close you can taste it. Sure, your babies are growing up, but it’s been a long, hot summer (Boo! Where did the summer go??) and you’re counting down the days until you can lovingly wave goodbye as those kiddos get on the bus.
As you wipe the single tear from your cheek, you think to yourself: no more backyard bickering, coming up with creative things for them to do or crowdsourced grocery shopping. Clouds part and angels sing — your life is yours again… right?
But there’s still some time left to make sure everyone’s brains still work after a summer of…whatever you’ve been letting them get away with.
A little help from our friends at Netflix
A little help from some awesome Netflix TV shows and movies can help to ease them back into the education mindset while disguised as fun.
Need Some Inspiration? Check out our list of kids movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix.
For older kids, put a fun spin on the stuff they’re dreading — math homework, spelling tests, science reports — the brand new Project Mc² Netflix Original Series, premiering on August 7 provessmart is the hottest BTS trend. The show features four supercool teen spies who show how girls can use their science smarts and math problem-solving skills to save the world. Total #SmartGirl inspo!
And the offspring of favorite fairytale characters in Ever After High’s new Way Too Wonderland adventure (debuting Aug. 14) empower kids to write their own life stories. Whether Royal or Rebel, your actions, behaviors and choices are your own to make.
Netflix Original: Ever After High: Way Too Wonderland
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
How the State Got Their Shapes
Get the little ones ready for new experiences with shows like the Netflix original Dinotrux from DreamWorks, premiering Aug. 14 — prehistoric hybrid dinosaur-construction vehicles team-up to use their different skills to solve problems and show that even the most uncommon of duos, like Ty-Rux and Revvit, can form friendships of a lifetime.
They can also go anywhere and be anything by letting their imaginations soar on a Reading Rainbow journey, now available to stream.
Magic School Bus
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
Tell us about your countdown to freedom, er, how you’re getting your family set for a new school year?
Disclosure: I shared this post on behalf of Netflix as a member of Netflix #StreamTeam.