For many of us, the coming weeks mean heading back to school and getting back into school-year routines; homework, extra-curricular activities and an earlier bedtime.
Netflix is coming to the rescue by bringing popular television series and video content from Scholastic Media to the Netflix service. Subscribers in Canada can now stream The Magic School Bus (educational plus Lily Tomlin!!), and several other Scholastic shorts and movies based on award-winning and best-selling books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Harry the Dirty Dog, Chrysanthemum and The Mouse and the Motorcycle. This is the first time many of these Scholastic titles have been available in the streaming format.
To start easing your kids into some back to school routine, consider limiting screen time by designating a specific period of screen time each day. Whether it’s on TV, on an iPad or another mobile device, Netflix can ensure that your child’s favourite program is available during his or her allocated screen time.
Quality programming also means you’re more likely to be willing to watch together. No canned laugh track for Mrs.Frizzle!
And add that reading time back into your bedtime routine; maybe get one of the Scholastic books out of the library to read together before or after watching the shorts or movies on Netflix.
Either way, it’s nice to know that we’re easing back to bedtime routines (so that I can watch my Breaking Bad on Netflix once the kids are asleep!)