Summertime is for playing outside, swimming, getting dirty and having fun. I am a huge proponent of time off for kids. Time for them to explore, to think on their own and not always from a teacher. Time for them to run a Ninja Warrior course or have scooter races and swing contests to see who goes higher. Not all education in life comes in a classroom. It’s also from life experiences, family, sports, the world and television. Yes, I said television.
With all the summer fun sometimes we also need forced down time. This is where Netflix always comes in handy for me. Sometimes it’s too hot and I need the kids to rest in the air conditioning. Other times I need to know they won’t fight while I take 10 minutes to myself for a shower.
Though I like the kids to pick up books and read, the reality is they aren’t going to do it all day and forced downtime in the summer heat is a must. Some of our favorite family friendly shows on repeat are Fuller House, LEGO Friends, Saved By The Bell. I like that for the most part they all end with a lesson on life, friendship, family or being a better person.
Watch together, learn together. These six fun facts found on Netflix are sure to impress.