In British Columbia this past Monday marked the end of the teacher strike and back to school. Even though it was a few weeks behind the actual start date everyone is happy to falling back into routine and hitting the books! I'm not going to lie I might be happier then the kids but hey I've been longing for a quiet day at home alone for at least a month now. My only issue this week is not enough time or sleep, I guess getting back to basics is a necessity in our house right now.
Back to Basics with Netflix #StreamTeam
Netflix is helping kids put on their thinking caps and start focusing on school! For younger kids, back to school ABCs and 123s can be daunting, so we’ve selected titles focused on reading and math.
Back to Basics for the Littles
- Thomas & Friends: Thomas & His Friends Help Out
- Monster Math Squad
- Curious George
- Super Why!
- My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
- Signing Time
- Animal ABCs
- LeapFrog: Numbers Ahoy
For bigger kids it’s often social skills that become a source of anxiety; acceptance and doing the right thing, and other life lessons are important for kids finding their way in the world. Titles like Glee will help reinforce the building blocks of self-esteem and social skills.
Back to Basics for the Tweens
- Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
- Ever After: A Cinderella Story
- The Pursuit of Happyness
- The Karate Kid
I love having family time at night to wind down, connect and get ready to go to bed. We do our bath/shower routines get jammies on and have our snack as we watch a show. We love how Netflix makes it easy for us to find a show that Dustin enjoys as well as the adults, sometimes that's a hard task when he's focused on the latest Curious George episode and we want to watch a Dr. Seuss movie with the kids. The movie or episode makes the transition to bed a little easier for the kids and gives the adults some downtime too. After that we read a book or two and then lights out. Slowly we'll get back into the routine of falling asleep earlier and waking up well rested.
How does your family get back to basics?