Have you watched network TV recently with your kids? It can be pretty scary especially in the evening. There are so many shows with content that are inappropriate for young people. With all the garbage that our kids are subjected to on TV these days I am glad that Netflix offers many family friendly options. I am also glad to see that Netflix also allows me to set parental controls to insure my children’s viewing safety. I recently set up the parental controls on our Netflix account. I’m happy to say that it works so far and it requires a password to unlock questionable programs and movies. For example when I went to watch the Netflix original “House of Cards” the other night it asked for my password. This is a good thing. I do not want my children to be exposed to something that they do not understand.
Now even with parental controls on it is still important to check up on what your kids are watching. Netflix offers many appropriate choices for children of all ages. For example my 9yr old just loves “Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship.” Not only does she enjoy the show and characters she like, that fact that she has the Lego Friends toys to go along with the show. For boys there is “Lego Bionicle: The Journey to One”, and “Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered.” You can’t go wrong when it comes to Lego figures and animation fun. Now if Lego is not your kids thing they can always check out the Netflix original “Popples.” Season two is coming out on March 11th but until then they can watch all of Season 1. “Popples” is a hilarious animated series featuring adorable Best Popple Pals who love helping their friends and neighbors.
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If your kids are a bit older they may not be that interested in either Lego or Popples. Maybe they want to give a movie like “Mark and Russell’s Wild Ride” a try. My son and daughter were watching this movie the other day when I walked into the living room. I sat down for a few minutes to check it out and I have to say it was pretty entertaining. This one probably falls under the category of family night movies. It is about something that everyone can probably relate to and that is getting your drivers license. I remember from the age 14 all I could think about was getting my drivers license. I couldn’t wait until I turned 16 so I could start legally practicing with my father. This is a hilarious movie that the entire family will enjoy. Spending time together as a family with movie night has always been one of our favorite pastimes. Netflix makes it easy with their wide variety of shows and movies.
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