What a sweet picture. One might wonder if they ever argue. Ha! Is the Pope Catholic? Half the time they’re at each other’s throats and me at my wit’s end. When my kids were younger I could put on the TV and they’d be happy with just about anything (ooh! moving pictures!) but as they’ve grown and developed their own interests it’s been harder to find things they both want to watch. I mean, sometimes they’re in a fighting mood and argue just for the sake of arguing, but other times my daughter looks sincerely pained at the thought of watching another episode of her brother’s favourite, Curious George. The struggle is real. And Netflix knows it! That’s why they’ve created Siblings Playlists for every age and stage and (cue the angels singing!) we’ve finally found something my guys can agree on.
Have you seen them? Our favourite is Meet in the Middle. From comedy to action, there’s something to satisfy everyone. (Me too! We had All Hail King Julien on Saturday morning and I was snickering as much as my kids.) Other titles include The Adventures of Puss in Boots and Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday.
A Tale of Two Distant Ages caters to siblings with a large age gap. Five-year-olds and 14-year-olds will both enjoy shows like Antz, Fuller House and How to Train Your Dragon 2.
One kid sassy, the other kid sweet? Try the Sugar and Spice playlist. Dawn of the Croods, Project Mc2 and Lego Friends make sense for both sensibilities.
And if your kids still can’t decide or just want to try something fun, Netflix has created a paper fortune teller (aka cootie catcher) you can download and print. Or you could even make your own! Each link includes instructions for playing.
What shows are you streaming in your household?
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