Sharing a Part of My Childhood through #NetflixKids

Lord willing, I’m planning my first vacation in YEARS to go see some friends and loved ones in Ohio in July. Of course, every good trip with kids requires planning out some really awesome things to do that they otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to do. One of the things I was so eager to take my kids to see was Seaworld in Cleveland, Ohio. Much to my dismay and heartbreak, Seaworld are no longer open.I fi I can remember my trips to SeaWorld like it was yesterday because I wanted nothing more than to become a killer whale trainer myself when I was old enough to do it.

I don’t live close enough to Florida to do that by any means. I forgot all about that passion when I was in fact old enough to do it. However, it was something I always thought about when I would go there as a kid. I loved watching the sea animals. I still do! We love going to Aquariums when we go on family outings. I know my kids will not make it to Seaworld in Florida because we never head in that direction on our vacations, but I do hope that they will go when they get older. It’s an experience worth doing.

Well, in my search to find something for the kids to watch on Netflix while it’s storming here, I came across this show called Blackfish. It is a documentary about the killer whale who killed so many trainers. Granted, it doesn’t show a lot about what happens in Seaworld, but it shows enough for all of us to remain interested in the movie. As Jimmy gets older, he tends to appreciate things like this even more.

#NetflixKids is Educational

I find Netflix to be a great resource for teaching kids a wide range of things. Many of us have Science Projects we have to help our kids create coming up. I know I have a few projects that our boys are eager to dip their hands into do. (Especially Jimmy since he’s been itching to use his microscope!) Netflix is prepared with shows to help make our lives a bit easier.

Here is a list of 12 suggestions:
For your big kids:
1. How Stuff Works
2. How Do They Do It
3. Is It Possible?
4. Build It Bigger
5. How the Universe Works
6. Extreme Engineering
7. Mythbusters

And your little ones:

1. Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius
2. Peep and the Big Wide World
3. Magic School Bus: All Dried Up
4. Animal Mechanicals
5. Wild Kratts

As part of the Netflix Stream Team, I am totally loving having a reason to explore the streaming aspect of Netflix. I am sure next month I’ll have even more amazing things to share that I’ve found on there. (After all, they have new series coming out soon.)

What have you watched lately on Netflix that is worth sharing?





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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

18 comments on “Sharing a Part of My Childhood through #NetflixKids”

  1. I can’t bring myself to watch Blackfish since I feel it will make me want to head to Seaworld and rescue all the poor whales.

    • If you have time for watching movies/shows, it’s so worth having! We’ve had it for years now, and I can’t imagine NOT having it now. Of course, Del is a HUGE movie buff.

  2. We used to have a great time watching all of the documentaries on Netflix. I actually miss them, so perhaps it’s time to sign up again and enjoy.

    • Personally, I could almost do without our Directv if others in our family would agree to it. Netflix, Hulu, and the Internet really provides a good many ways for us to still watch our shows. However, because we don’t have UNLIMITED HIGH speed Internet that keeps us from doing it because we’d eat up all of allotted usage in entertainment. Then our homeschooling journey and blogging business would be no more. That wouldn’t make for a good compromise or situation.

    • The guys in our household really like How Stuff Works too. Of course, I have to admit I’m pretty interested in it myself.

    • My husband is a HUGE fan of watching the flash back shows. He was watching Doogie Howser the other day, and I had forgotten how much ‘adult content’ is really in that show.

    • I have to agree with you! I enjoy sharing different shows I find on it with you all each month because I know I personally don’t have time to go through the vast array of movie selections they have. So, I feel like I’m being a little movie/show reporter. 🙂

    • Oh my goodness. I feel like everyone should have Netflix by now. 🙂 This month I’ll be hosting a giveaway for it so keep your eyes peeled for it. I’m so happy that I’m getting to offer it.

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