Summer is here and for us, it’s time to get outside, soak up the sun, and enjoy the beautiful country we are fortunate enough to call home. Then, when the sun goes down and we are all exhausted by a day of fun, we curl up together on a big comfy couch and enjoy some of the fabulous family offerings from Netflix – but how do you choose from so many quality children’s shows?
Just for you, our family decided to take a look at some of the children’s programming and give you a ‘kids view’ review of what you can look forward to on Netflix this summer. I watched with Evey and Gabe then they gave me their opinions and rated the shows. Of course, as Gabriel has autism and is basically non-verbal his comments are shorter than Evey, who never stops talking. Evey awarded between one and five ‘happy cats’ per show and for Gabe it was ‘happy penguins’.
LEGO FRIENDS: THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP – SEASON 2
Evey: “I love Lego Friends. They have lots of pets and animals and I can play with my Lego Friends Lego after watching and make up my own shows”
Gabriel: “Yuck, girls”
ALL HAIL KING JULIEN : SEASON 3
Evey : ” King Julien makes me laugh. I like his dancing and Mort is really cute with his big eyes. I was worried when Mort got taken away by the aliens because he is my favourite”
Gabe : “Funny. with his mummy and daddy and pirates are funny too”
DRAGONS: RACE TO THE EDGE – SEASON 3
Evey : “I want to be Astrid. She is strong and better than the boys. I want to ride my own dragon and have adventures just like in the cartoon. My favourite new dragon is the Cavern Crusher it can climb up the walls and shoot goo from it’s back that it sets fire to.”
Gabriel : “Like dragons. I have Dragons Toothless slippers. Makes me happy”
Also coming up this summer on Netflix
There are even more original programs coming up this summer on Netflix. We are particularly looking forward to:
Beat Bugs the new show which incorporates songs from the John Lennon & Paul McCartney ‘Northern Songs’ catalogue. The songs are used in the series to tell uplifting and life-affirming stories filled with hope and melody. The Beat Bugs are best friends who band together to explore and learn in an overgrown suburban backyard, which to them is their entire universe.
Puss in Boots – We reviewed the first five shows, loved all of the first two seasons and are looking forward to the third season in July very much. In the meantime, we have been re-watching all of the Shrek movies and the shorts available on Netflix.
EVER AFTER HIGH: EPIC WINTER : SEASON 5 – 08/15/2016
Ever After High – Evey adores this show which features the children of all you favourite fairy tale characters as they fight or accept the destinies their stories have given them. Perhaps we’ll have to have another viewing party!
Not to mention …….
WORD PARTY : NEW SERIES – 07/08/2016