NETFLIX for Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX... something my family enjoys on a daily basis.

How do you get all of these projects done with 2 kids around? The question I get most often. And I'm guessing, from the name of this blog... you figured out part of my secret. I do a lot while they snooze. But, my kids are getting older and the glorious days of 2-hour duel naps while mommy crafted and ate chocolate in peace are way behind me (now I hide in the closet to eat chocolate). The "While They Snooze" part means 11pm now. And I'm cool with that. However, I also have to do a lot during the day in order to have semi-decent photos for you to look at. So what's my new secret? Netflix for kids!

At 5 and 3, my kids rarely nap anymore. But, they still very much need downtime in the late afternoon. After a full day of soccer, swimming, and bike riding in the Florida heat, I love seeing him just relax for a while. Late afternoon has become the kids' TV time. We downloaded the Netflix free app on our iPad and stream all of our kid shows. It's great to be able to give a 3 year old the iPad to take into his bed, cozy up with his bankies, and watch 30 minutes of Jake and the Never Land Pirates any time we want. (A lot of times, I can't resist the snuggle time and end up watching with him for a while.) We just open up the dedicated kids section which has family favorites appropriate for children ages 2- 12. Everything is rated and he navigates everything himself.

(Sleepin' n snugglin' time)

At 5 years old, my daughter loves it too. Her current favorites are Pingu and My Little Pony. As a special treat, sometimes on the weekends we set up a "movie theater" in the living room. We stream the movies through our Apple TV, but you could also go to Netflix.com on your computer or click on the app from any gaming device. We move the coffee table, set up some chairs, the old crib mattress, and try to make different levels for all of us to sit at. And believe it or not, it's taught them a lot about compromise. The rules are, we don't watch a movie unless they both have agreed on one. That's not easy when you've got the girliest of girls and the super-hero-loving boy of boys! It's a nice family-time activity complete with snacks and snugglin'.

(Move theater in progress)

So there ya have it. One of my "secrets" revealed. 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 but my opinions are always my own. :)

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