I have something to share with all of you. If you follow along over on Instagram you already know. I have joined the Netflix Stream Team. I am really excited because Netflix was a huge mystery to me but I had heard nothing but great things, so I was thrilled when Netflix Canada asked if I wanted to join the Stream Team and see what it really is all about.
The one thing I noticed about Netflix right away is that there are many shows for all ages, I am really liking the selection of children’s shows. If you are looking for something that runs with the theme of mysteries you are sure to find it on Netflix, they have everything from Blue’s Clues , Spy Kids, and even Inspector Gadget for the younger crowd. There is something to be solved in each of these, which is great concept to help get kids thinking.
I’m enjoying watching Busytown Mysteries with my daughter. It reminds me of the Busytown books I would read when I was a kid. Back when my sister’s and I would make those books into our own “I spy…” books searching for different characters and things on all the pages. I really like seeing all the usual characters back now, but in show form.
I recently watched the “Cornfield Confusion” episode with my daughter. While she may be a little young for the actual mystery part of the show, she enjoyed letting me know what animal each character was, and the sound that animal makes. She also pointed out the corn field. The actual story line in this episode is that Pig Won’t get’s lost inside of a cornfield, and Pig Will, along with Huckle, and a few other characters how to figure out how to help get Pig Won’t out without getting lost in the cornfield themselves. I warn you the theme song will get stuck in your head, but my daughter loves to dance along to it so I never fast-forward past it.
These types of shows provide great opportunities for your kids to participate in what is going on, and for you to have a conversation about it after. There are lots of different questions you can ask if you have older kids. I am really enjoying the fact that Netflix Canada allows you to watch some of the shows that bring back memories of my own childhood. You better believe I am going to be watching Inspector Gadget!
What if you are looking for a fun rainy day activity to do with your kids. What about doing a your own investigation into a mystery by writing out a little note to your kid’s with invisible ink, you could even do the same note on a couple sheets and give them 3 different ways that could make the writing show up. What about the note being a hint to where a special afternoon snack is hidden for your kids to enjoy? I can’t wait to show Evie how to do this when she is older!
*Disclosure – I am a member of the Netflix Streamteam and receive perks in exchange for facilitating posts*