A Tale of Two Distant Ages
So, I have a 9 year old, a 12 year old and a 14 year old. My youngest are girls and my oldest is a boy. The shows that my son now enjoy are not the shows that my daughters enjoy watching. We have a dilemma when they are all in one room watching something . . . or trying to agree to watch something. Most times, my son loses the battle.
Sugar and Spice
Since I have two girls and one boy, I have a mix of dispositions. Two sweet girls and one sassy teenage boy! He wants a bit more mature content and my girls are still into the shows that focus on fun and silliness.
Meet in the Middle
Deciding on a genre is the hardest when it comes to watching together for my three children. From comedy to action, Netflix has a little bit of everything for all of them. It is just a matter of locating the perfect shows for all three to watch together because I don't want my kids isolated off somewhere by themselves in our home.
Must Watch TV
I have two younger brothers whom I absolutely adore. Sadly, they both live in another state and we don't get to see each other often. One thing that we all like to do together is watch movies. We are all night owls and will literally plow through series of shows together when we get together.
One of my younger brothers lives in the country and they don't have cable. Not that they don't want cable, it is that they can't get cable because they are so rural. When he would visit, he loved that he and I could sit up all night long into the wee hours of the morning watching shows he had never even heard of. We bond over TV! I used to get my brother hooked on my favorite Netflix shows all the time.
Last year I gifted him a subscription with Netflix and told him to have someone figure out HOW they could use Netflix in their rural home. They figured it out and couldn't have been more overjoyed! Now my brother is recommending Netflix shows to me!
If you are having issues with your kids deciding on what to watch together, Netflix has come up with the perfect solution. Netflix has created an iconic fortune teller to help your family decide what to watch next.
How to play:
1. Pick a color on the top four flaps and spell out the letters (e.g. B-L-U-E) while alternating a pinching and pulling motion with the teller to reveal a set of four numbers.
2. Pick a number and move the fortune teller the corresponding number of times, revealing a second set of four numbers.
3. Choose a genre and open the flap to reveal what’s up next on Netflix.
What shows do your children enjoy streaming together on Netflix?
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