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My girls get to watch about 20 minutes of television right after school. They both relish this chill time before launching into homework, and it gives me a bit of time to start prepping the kitchen for making dinner.
But sometimes Darah and Layah, who are almost 3 years apart in age, have a tough time agreeing on a show. They are close in age in the grand scheme of life, but at this stage, they can seem quite different! Layah, for example, loves to watch Little Einsteins and Darah has outgrown it completely.
So how do the girls keep from spending their after school television time arguing? We have a few key strategies!
1. Look for What’s New
Netflix, first and foremost, does an AMAZING job of releasing new content on the regular. At the start of the month there’s a whole new slew of great shows and movies to check out, and throughout the month Netflix Originals hit the scene, as well. When you get to your Netflix dashboard, simply look for what’s new. Often the girls are willing to give a new show a try together. Speaking of which, definitely check out Kong: King of the Apes. It’s a huge hit with my girls, and they found it earlier this week by searching for new content.
2. Search the Curated Lists
Netflix has lists organized by categories that kids can search, but for the month of April, they also have a few special lists with sibling harmony in mind. Check out the Sugar & Spice List which can satisfy the sassy and sweet child at the same time, or A Tale of Two Distant Ages if you have a large age gap between your kiddos. Finally, try Meet in the Middle, which has a little taste from many different genres.
3. Use the Fortune Teller
Still can’t decide? Leave it up to the fortune teller! Look at this super fun free printable that is loaded with fun shows and movies kids of all ages will love.
How to play:
1. Pick a color on the top four flaps and spell out the letters (e.g. B-L-U-E) while alternating a pinching and pulling motion with the teller to reveal a set of four numbers.
2. Pick a number and move the fortune teller the corresponding number of times, revealing a second set of four numbers.
3. Choose a genre and open the flap to reveal what’s up next on Netflix.
I hope the ideas we use can help you keep the sibling conflict over what to watch next on Netflix to a minimum. What are you watching on Netflix this month?