As a parent, I steer clear and never enter into debates and conversations about screen time and whether it is necessary or not in today's world. That is because I believe we live in times where the screen cannot be ignored as a teaching and learning tool! I definitely believe moderation and intention is key to this conversation.
Moderation, is quite self-explanatory but what is intention? The intention is why you are letting your kids watch, what they are watching. For me, more often than not, screen time for my kids is a way of spending time with them while watching something together, or about learning together or playing together while we watch something. We spend many a weekend watching Netflix together and catching up on shows or simply watch something that the kids pick – it could be a movie, a documentary, cartoons, TV shows — anything at all! We just draw the curtains, pop some corn and cozy up!
On the phone it could be playing word games, or logic games together. The intention here is to bond. And that I think is the right idea!
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As adults, we have all heard of #netflixbinge and #netflixandchill, and watching and binging on television is really a stress buster and a getaway for us, from our long, tiring days but the quality of shows on Netflix is also a fantastic way to learn about different cultures, countries, behaviours and facts all packaged into our favourite shows. This is exactly the reason why I was so excited to be part of the Netflix Stream Team India (Yes, it's true).
What does that mean for you and me:
It means Kidsstoppress and I will give you a heads-up to exciting and fun new shows, that will be coming soon on Netflix India. We will also give you ways to discover these new shows and a promise for both of us to share what we love watching with our children on Netflix. Oh also, did we mention loads of goodies and surprises! Oh yeah!
We will also be able to access newer shows and content and that means reviewing these shows for you so that you can decide if they are really worth your time.
So what are we waiting for? Let's pop some corn and get started! Here is a sneak peek into my latest box from Netflix and below are a few of my favourite movies you can begin watching with your kids, right away!