I’m not at all ashamed to admit that one of the things my family does for “quality time” is sitting down to watch the TV together. Whether it be a series, a movie, a special- whatever, we just love not always being on the GO GO GO and television really helps us all wind down,
and not want to throttle each other so much and relax.
December and January have made that hard! With everything on hiatus, or just having finaled- there’s nothing left to watch but re-runs, and re-runs do NOT keep my kids occupied (even though they’ll watch the same thing a bajillion times when I’m the one complaining about it). That’s one reason I love Netflix so much. There’s ALWAYS something on we haven’t watched yet, or have wanted to see but somehow missed on TV or in the theaters.
Netflix’s Stream Team theme of the month is ANIMALS, in preparation of their new series (which I seriously cannot wait for) “The Adventures of Puss in Boots” (Dreamworks) premiering January 16th. Since we already binge-watched all the episodes of their animal-fun filled new series “All Hail King Julien” (seriously, watch it) we’ve gotta get our Netflix animal fix another way, and man do they have a lot to choose from!
I gave the wee ones the choice. We’re an animal filled house (two BIG dogs and a little bunny) so it was hard to narrow it down, but let me tell you the proud Mom-moment I had when out of ALL the films, they picked Jumanji. Little tear of joy. Also, if they’d made me watch anything with talking dogs (I’m looking at you, Snow Buddies), I may have torn out my hair. I wasn’t just happy because Jumanji is a GREAT movie that all children need to watch before the “magic” fades from their lives, but because I think all children need to know Robin Williams.
The evil bats, the bugs, the crazy monkeys, giant snakes, and all kinds of other creepy crawlies that are currently making my skin itch, and Robin Williams- curled up on the couch with my boys and our big furry beasts. Doesn’t get much better than that.
Looking for some animal-filled fun for the whole family? Here are some recommendations for all ages!
For your little kids:
For your big kids:
And for teens and parents:
Let me warn you- Hachi will make you cry like a BABY. We’re talking- snot-bubble blubbering. It’s so sad, so sweet, and based on a true story. I think we’ll stick with Jumanji for now while we wait for Puss in Boots!
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