Thursday, May 1, 2014

This Month's Picks for Families: High School Musicals

As a working mom of two little kids I couldn't imagine living without Netflix. Honestly. It was true even before I started working here. To help show other families out there how Netflix fits into your life, we've created, “This Month’s Picks for Families.’ Every month we’ll make recommendations and give you some ideas that could fit into your family’s routine that month. And we’ll also include some craft or recipe ideas, but don’t worry we’ll keep them realistic and practical.

I learned early on in my parenting journey the power music has to change the mood in our house, especially in the car.  I introduced my kids to Stevie Wonder and Michael Buble pretty early, so I get to listen so Superstition as often as Let It Go.  And while I’m 100% tone deaf, I sometimes break into song while trying to get my kids to do something.  This weekend in an effort to get my kids out of the house I started singing “let’s bowl, let’s bowl, let’s rock-n-roll” from Grease 2 (I wonder how long before they start to understand those infamous double entendre) and I explained to my 4 year old that nobody likes to wait, in fact a woman named Carly wrote a whole song about it (Anticipation anyone?).  

In anticipation for the springtime musicals going on throughout schools everywhere, we put together some movies for your older and younger kids to get into the musical spirit.

For your big kids:

And your little ones:


Since I’m pretty sure my kids got my ears and two left feet, I think we’ll spend more time watching musicals and having fun at home.  Click here to see how easy it is to make your own No Sew Stage Curtain.

And remember that scene in Shrek when Donkey says, "Parfait’s gotta be the most delicious thing on the whole planet!"? We agree. Click here to learn how to make your own Shrek-inspired parfait.  

Maybe now with these title suggestions, you can finally get Let It Go out of your head. 


Jenny McCabe is director of the Consumer PR team at Netflix (and a mom of two)