Even though the sun is shining, it’s still freezing, so these days, I refuse to go outside (yet). In my house in the meantime, we’re all about the Netflix and chill. No, I’m not suggesting doing anything inappropriate in front of the kiddos! I mean we are spring cleaning and binge watching shows as a family. Here are some that we’ve loved and think your family would enjoy watching together too.
If you’re a fan of the Llama Llama books, you’ll love this new series! It teaches children all about family, friendship and tough life lessons, like bullying. With 15 half-hour episodes, your little ones will love all the fun adventures. Fun fact: you may recognize the Mama Llama’s voice; it’s Jennifer Gardner! She’s sort of really awesome at reading children’s books.
Good for ages: Under 5
Trolls: The Beat Goes On
Adapted from the powerhouse animated musical film, you’ll love this glitter-infused Netflix original with your favorite trolls: Branch, Poppy and friends. While JT and Anna Kendrick aren’t in this version, the songs are just as catchy and you’ll find yourself having dance parties in your living room. Plus, season two just premiered this month.
Good for ages: 2-10
Magic School Bus Rides Again
Growing up, this was one of my favorite cartoons, and now the bus is back for our kids. Ms. Frizzle is no longer behind the wheel; her niece is now in charge of the travel adventures. The magic school bus teaches your kids all about science in a fun way. From magnetic force fields to anatomy and outer space, your kids won’t even realize all that they are learning from this throwback classic.
Good for ages: 3-7
The Big Family Cooking Show
In this series, families compete to win. But along the way, as the story and competition unfolds, family camaraderie, creativity, and cooking as a family activity is emphasized. It may even inspire you to include your kids in the meal prepping process.
Good for ages: 6+
Anne with an E
Another classic from the past comes in the form of this remake oL.M. Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables.” The plucky heroine continues to win the hearts of those around her. With seven episodes ranging from 45 to 90 minutes, you’ll fall in love with Anne too.
Good for ages: 8+