Netflix Kids Picks: September

I can’t believe Bunbun has been back to school for almost a month already! When I wrote my last post, we were getting ready for the start of school and totally binging on our Netflix. Lately, we haven’t been watching as much as a family due to school days and of course, homework. However, my little guy has been using his alone time very wisely, with some fresh picks for the month of September.

Puffin Rock: New to Netflix as of September 1st, Puffin Rock is perfect for my little preschooler. The series is set on an island, just off the coast of Ireland and follows a little puffin named, Oona and her curious brother, Baba. Oona and Baba explore the sea, sky land and underground creatures. I really love how the show embraces and teaches natural history along with incorporating preschool themes to my little guy. And now, we want a puffin…

Dinotrux: Also fairly new to Netflix, Dinotrux is a little boys dream; each character is part dinosaur and part construction vehicle. The series is based on Chris Gall’s illustrated children’s book series in a prehistoric world populated by Dinotrux and Reptools. Ty is a Tyrannosaurus Trux, and Revvit, a Reptool, must team up with other inhabitants of the world to defend their community and their work from an evil Tyrannosaurus Trux, named D-Structs. The show does not seem to offer much in education, but the messages are positive, they talk about being a good friend and to never judge something or someone by how they look. It definitely keeps my little guy entertained during my meetings and is action packed to keep him engaged, but I wish it had a little more educational value.

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest: I guess my little guy’s list wouldn’t be complete without George. He has loved him since a baby and can watch the movies over and over. Released in 2013, George is falling for fall and can’t wait for the festivities to begin. George wants to go to the Annual Boo Fest but must get a pumpkin first! When he and Allie visit the farm to choose the perfect pumpkin, they are told the Legend of No Noggin. Apparently, No Noggin is a scarecrow who appears on Halloween to haunt the countryside. Of course, George is determined to catch No Noggin in the act, but first, he needs to decide what he wants to be for Halloween so he can win the costume contest at the Boo Festival. With a run time of 57 minutes, this movie provides family friendly holiday entertainment for all. So grab some candy corn, maybe some popcorn and enjoy this one with the family!

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: If you grew up in the 70’s or 80’s, you absolutely have to know Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. When I found out this show was related, I had to sit down and watch with my little guy. Mister Rogers and Captain Kangaroo were a big part of my childhood. I used to wake up every morning and ask to watch them. I remember telling my grandmother that I needed to see my ‘friends’ on TV.

In this series; Daniel Tiger is the son of the original Daniel Tiger on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The show also features the children of the other characters as well, who were a part of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Are you getting all nostalgic yet? Geared toward preschoolers, ages 2-4; Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood engages children with stories, music and Fred Rogers’ social-emotional curriculum. With creativity, imagination and music, Daniel and his friends learn key social skills for school and life. I really love how this show is written, It’s positive and encourages children to explore and express their emotions, which I think is great! Netflix currently streams two seasons of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, with each episode running 26 mins. in length.
ages 2 to 4 which builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. This new series, for a new generation of children, tells its engaging stories about the life of a preschooler using musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life – See more at: http://www.fredrogers.org/media/daniel-tigers-neighborhood/#sthash.T5NUNDLx.dpuf
Those are our picks for the month. We certainly hope you enjoy them just as much as we do!

What are your children streaming this month?

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