November has been giving us the grand introduction to virus season. BLA! I hate you winter months for this reason. My days have been filled with administering medicine, steam showers, and oils. Every day we’ve been hunkered down so I can clean up throw up, wipe up snot, and keep the germs at home. WAA! I’m thankful to have a nurse for a sister and a natural guru for a mother telling me exactly what to do to get these kiddos on the mend. Angie blogged about some great OTC and natural products for kids and how to use them last year, if you’re life sounds anything like mine lately.
Over these last several days holed up in the house, we’ve admittedly done a lot of tv watching. We’ve done lots of coloring, puzzles, books, and sleep but sometimes just watching a movie was all they could handle. If we had cable I guarantee she’d be begging for Paw Patrol all day long. We do Netflix and Hulu and sometimes movies. I figured I’d share some of my kids favorites in case you’re getting bored of watching the same thing or need some sick day entertainment too. 🙂
- Wild Kratts- This is Em’s new absolute FAVORITE! She asks for it every time we agree to watch a show. It’s super boring to me but incredibly educational and entertaining for her. They focus on one animal each episode and learn all about their attributes, habitat, and “creature skills”.
2) Super Why- This one is Tucker’s favorite! It’s also super educational and focuses on reading and spelling. It cracks me up because I would think he’d be totally bored by it since he obviously doesn’t understand how to read or spell yet but he is glued to it. He interacts when they ask questions and offers letter suggestions. They always ask the viewer to say their name and for the longest time he would shout, “AHHHMMY!!” (Emmy). 🙂 I had to keep telling him, “No, you’re Tucker. Say Tucker!” haha! I think they’re both learning a lot about letter sounds and story sequence through these episodes.
3) Octonuats- This has been a long time favorite for both of the kids until it’s recent replacement with Paw Patrol. This show is so adorable plus it’s also educational. It’s about a team of animals who rescue and protect ocean life. 4) Daniel Tiger- This is a mommy favorite. It’s just such a cute and to the point show with great lessons for toddlers. They always have a little jingle that helps kids remember the lesson for that episode. We’ve reminded the kids of these jingles so many times. Thanks Daniel Tiger! 🙂
5) Paddington Bear- This movie is one of my all-time favorite kid movies. It’s so cute and entertaining even for adults. I’m always excited when the littles choose this one. They have the old cartoon episodes on Hulu too! 6)Bedtime Stories- This is another non-animated kids movie that ranks at the top of my list. It’s got some hilarious scenes and great morals. 7) Madagascar- Animals always win with our kids! This is the story of a few animals escaping from the New York City Zoo and winding up in the wild. Emmy and Tuck love this one, especially dancing with the monkeys at the end. 🙂 I hope these shows and movies help you get through sick season without going too stir crazy. Praying we’re out of the woods now and can join real life again soon!