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New Year’s Countdown: Kid Style

Did you know that Netflix does a children’s countdown for New Year’s Eve that can be played at anytime on New Year’s Eve? If you are a Netflix subscriber you can play a countdown for your kids at anytime. So your kids can still be a part of the holiday celebrations and still be in bed by 9pm! This is truly a great idea. It makes it simple for kids to participate without expecting them to make it all night. 

While my older kids will make it to midnight, my youngest two NEVER do. But they are always jealous that they miss out on what the older kids get to experience. Last year we played one of the Netflix countdowns (they make several, and all themed for your kid like Trolls, Word Party, etc.) we had party poppers, sparkling cider, party hats, and treats. My youngest kids got to eat treats and sip drinks with us as we played the countdown. As the countdown began we prepared our party poppers, donned our hats, and held our glasses of cider. When the “New Year” rang we popped, sipped, and toasted to a year of health and happiness! 

Then we quietly prepared the kids for their bedtime routine, and they went to sleep. That left the rest of the night for us adults to play games, chat, and enjoy one another’s company. we also had the chance to ring in the New Year at midnight and share a kiss without the small kids making gagging noises. All in all it makes for an excellent little New year Festivity. So if you have Netflix be sure to check out their New Year’s Eve countdown for kids this year! 

Streaming For Kids: Shows for Toddlers without Television

Many of us have chosen to purchase streaming services for television and movies in recent years in order to avoid commercials, high cable and satellite bills, and to have better control over our children’s screen time. In our house we have Netflix. Netflix has been great for us because it allows to have some level of control over what our kids watch. There are profiles for each family member, including a kids one section that allows our kids to pick fun and educational episodes of their favorite shows. Our kids have a few favorites that get played over and over. Doki: This fun animated show features an anthropomorphized dog and his friends. The team travels the world discovering and investigating different science, math, and historical themes. They break down the things they investigate teaching the kids all about how it works, what it is, and why it does this. Its a fun show that has little ones everywhere investigating and singing along. Super Why: This entertaining and educational show that follows storybook characters as they interact in famous literature tales where they find the story has been changed or doesn’t make sense. They use their super powers to fix the story through spelling, grammar, and storytelling. Daniel Tiger: Created from the very famous Mr Roger’s Neighborhood tales, this show follows young Daniel Tiger as he grows up. He experiences moments all toddlers go through and helps them to understand how to grow, and handle these situations. Other streaming services like Amazon, Hulu, and Roku are also available and allow you to control some more of your kids screen time. And maybe even save a little money.