I’m writing this post as a member of the Netflix Stream Team and have been compensated for it, but as always all opinions are my own.
It’s the time of year where people are talking about the things that they are thankful for and in talking to my 7-year-old he said he was thankful for his friends.
We’ve been in Portland for a year and a half and though it’s had it’s ups and downs, I’m glad Logan hasn’t had trouble making friends. Part of it is his personality and the other part is I’ve admittedly become the kind of mom that I swore I wouldn’t: The Overscheduler.
In an effort to meet folks, I dove us head first into football, soccer, swimming, Cub Scouts, day camps, blah blah blah. I’ve since scaled back a lot, which is much better for my sanity, but we have made some good friends in the process.
While talking with Logan about his friends, we went on an interesting tangent, as that often happens. This time it went to the friendships on the TV shows he likes to watch. For example, Logan and his 3-year-old brother have stumbled into Justin Time on Netflix. It’s an Emmy-nominated show about a kid who runs into some sort of trouble like how to work as a team or staying focused. Then Justin and his bud Squidgy solve the problem through time-travel adventures with their friend Olive.
Even though it’s aimed at preschoolers, both of my kids love it. I think the creators are on to something because earlier this month, Netflix announced it’s creating a Justin Time spinoff to start streaming in 2016.
The other shows that are in high rotation in our Kid stream are Wild Kratts and Phineas and Ferb.
I actually like these series and the way they show how friends can help friends solve problems together. If you haven’t seen them yet, check em out. Honestly, a few weeks ago was the first time I’d heard of Justin Time, but whenever the boys watch it, they snuggle up on the couch or bed, take turns holding the Kindle and giggle throughout the episode.
The sound is music to my ears.