I love Netflix. In fact, I primarily only watch Netflix. All my favourite shows—Breaking Bad, Orange Is The New Black, Homeland, House Of Cards—are on Netflix. I watched all five seasons of Breaking Bad in three weeks. Waiting that long was hard, and it took a lot of will power on my part to not power through an entire season in one night—I had to pace myself. (It was, like everyone was saying, the best show ever. And I finally understand now why they kept willing ALL the awards!)
I’m not the only one in my family who loves Netflix—my husband is a huge fan, and so are our children. My oldest son has a TV in his room (and Netflix) and he has limited time to watch TV when he’s home. When he does watch, he is almost always watching an educational show about animals, the earth, science, or marine life.
When I was recently asked to be part of the Netflix Stream Team, I was thrilled, because, well, I’m the biggest Netflix fan—everyone in my family is!
Now that Earth Month is upon us, it’s the perfect time to remind ourselves—and even educate ourselves— about all the great wonders this planet continuously provides us. I love sitting down with my kids and husband to watch documentaries about animals and the earth because it starts some great conversations—about the things we can do to help our environment, about our favourite animals, and so much more. (My eight year old adores sea turtles, and my six year old loves crocodiles so much we even had one in our house for his fifth birthday for an animal show!)
My boys loved watching The Blue Planet on Netflix (over and over again) because it was so interesting, and very educational. It was neat to discover the creatures that live in the marine world, some familiar to us, and some completely unknown.
Another great documentary we want to watch is Addicted to Plastic.
which is all about how plastic products are now such a huge part of our lives that we don’t even think twice about using them. This documentary will be eye opening, although it might be a little too mature for my children.
The one we’re most excited to start watching? Wildlife Specials
. There are different episodes (Humpback Whale, Polar Bear, and the Crocodile, my youngest son’s favourite) and one on the Great Natural Wonders of the World. I know we’re going to love this series, and we can’t wait to start watching.
There are also some great shows on Netflix for younger children, too, that will help educate them on the environment and the earth, like Curious George
, everyone’s favourite little curious monkey.
What are your excited to watch this month with your family?
Disclosure: I am part of the Netflix Canada Stream Team. I receive certain perks as part of my affiliation in this program. All opinions and views are my own.