Netflix has launched a new landing page for families to help them manage the summer parenting task of watching TV.
Thank, Netflix. I knew you had my back.
This new destination was designed to meet family’s summer entertainment needs. Parents will find the iconic Netflix rows filled with trusted recommendations of popular family TV shows and movies, information on the best ways to stream, and videos about how other families use Netflix. Accessible from any computer or tablet, the Families page is available for both members and non-members.
I’m excited about this. It hasn’t always been easy to “search” through Netflix offerings, since you can’t search by rating. But the new Family Page creates lists organized by kid-friendly genres — such as superheroes and princesses. They even have a list called “Are We There Yet” which includes TV shows and movies ideal for watching on your tablet in the airport or car. Their “Shows for Curious Kids” list includes documentaries and science shows to help you feel like your kids are getting an education from TV. Smart!
I’ve been browsing through their lists and one of my favorite is “Classics to Share With Your Kids.” I bet you forgot about some of these shows your kids will love!
Classics to Share With Your Kids 1 of 12
He-Man 2 of 12
By the power of Grayskull, Prince Adam raises his sword and becomes the powerful He-Man to protect his Kingdom from the evil Skeletor.
Garfield 3 of 12
Everyone's favorite feline dispenses sarcastic witticisms in this assortment of animated adventures. I love how fat he is.
Jem 4 of 12
Using a hologram computer inherited from her father, Jerrica Benton turns herself and her pals into pop-music group Jem and the Holograms.
Family Ties 5 of 12
Life in the 1980s isn't always easy when liberal, proud ex-hippies are raising three suburban kids, especially when one is a Nixon-loving teenage son.
Goosebumps 6 of 12
R.L. Stine's tales take on a life of their own in a series that combines original stories with adaptations drawn from the popular books.
Heathcliff 7 of 12
If you liked Garfield, you'll love Heathcliff. Also fat.
Magic School Bus 8 of 12
Join Ms. Frizzle as the Magic School bus travels to outer space, under the sea, through an anthill, and even inside the human body!
Saved by the Bell 9 of 12
Bayside High is the spot for tons of fun, romance, and even a little education for best friends Zack, Kelly, Slater, Jessie, Screech and Lisa.
She-ra 10 of 12
HE-MAN'S TWIN SISTER! Nuff said.
Transformers 11 of 12
With Earth as the battleground, mankind's future pivots on the outcome of the Autobots and the Decpticons, robots that transform into vehicles.
Wonder Years 12 of 12
This classic show set in the 1960s chronicles the hapless life of Kevin, the youngest member of the Arnold clan, as he lurches his way into adulthood.