You’ve had enough meltdowns with the whole family stuck at home, your repository of ideas to keep kids occupied indoors is running. So, what do you do? Grab some popcorn, curl up on the couch and watch a show (or four!) on Netflix for some great family fun. Scroll below for our Netflix roundup, that’s enough entertainment to get you through the whole of February.
Netflix meets nature to create a stunning 6-part docu-series which takes you into the eerie depths of night like never before. Visually, the show is like nothing you’ve seen before because technically nothing like this has ever been shot before. The creators harness cutting edge low-light photography and high definition cameras to take you on a thought-provoking journey into the world of animals from sundown to sunrise. The first five episodes explore how animals live in different environments and terrains; from the African savannah to the dense humidity of the jungles, the Peruvian deserts and the frozen wastelands of the Poles. The final episode, which depicts animals crossing over to cities for survival, is the most intense and powerful in its message of conservation. In a very subtle way, it makes you realize that the world does not revolve around only humans.
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Ava, Maudie, Ezra and Kyle, four 10-year-old school-going sleuths, ask smart questions and always solve mysteries in their neighborhood. The show has a lot of energy, it's easy on the eyes, the writing is fun for school children, and it’s witty enough for adults to giggle. My second grader loves to binge on this - the characters are lovable, relatable and funny and each episode has a different twist to it at the end. So tell your kids about it and relish some pint-sized policing this week.
New Season Available - Now
How To Train Your Dragon franchise is lit and huge for Hollywood. This series is sweeter, tamer and made with young kids in mind who are not ready to be intimidated by the more intense “Dragon” action. The show follows the adventures of Viking twins, Dak and Leyla, and their team of adorable, fire-spitting dragons as they help and rescue all they’ve grown to treasure in their adopted town of Huttsgalor. The show is laced with heartwarming messages of kindness, bravery, teamwork, helpfulness, the value of community and overcoming hurdles. There are definitely some devious elements, the larger dragons are mildly scary but there’s nothing truly nefarious. Overall, one of those rare family shows which everyone can watch together, laugh and love.
New Season Available – Now