Netflix: Feeding LC’s Obsession

A few months ago, I took Little Crafter to the dentist for a cleaning.  He came home with a new obsession.  You see, the hygienist wanted to ensure a positive experience for him, which included letting her little patient watch cartoons during the appointment.  It just so happened that the show playing at the time was Jake and the Neverland Pirates, which features three adorable little pirate-kids who try to thwart the selfish schemes of Captain Hook.

Little Crafter immediately fell in love with Jake, Izzy, and Cubby and wanted to see more.  I totally didn’t mind…except that we don’t have cable.  We were able to rent a few DVDs from the library, which satisfied him for a little while, but once he’d seen them all, he wanted more Jake!  The more he saw, the more he wanted to see.  The obsession just kept growing.  First, we “had” to buy the little stuffed Jake character.  Then, we “needed” the looking glass, which comes with a cool headband he loves to wear everywhere.  And, of course, we had to get the sword too.  

He regularly insists on being called Jake instead of his real name, and he has given us new identities too; his daddy is Cubby and I am Izzy.  Not only that, but he’s done some advance planning…those are going to be our Halloween costumes.  Apparently, I need to come up with some boots, a pink head scarf, and some pixie dust to make me fly.  Oh, and did I mention that he wants a Jake birthday party this August?  {I already have a Pinterest board where I’m collecting fun pirate-y party ideas!}
In light of all this, you can’t imagine how thankful I was to learn that Netflix now has the entire first season of Jake and the Neverland Pirates episodes available!  Now, LC can watch his favorite show anytime he wants {which is pretty much all the time}.  This is actually one of the few shows I don’t mind watching myself, so it gives us a chance to snuggle up together and have a little quality Mommy-LC time!  

Just like any show or movie on Netflix, we can watch it anywhere we want, any time we want.  Whether we’re at home snuggled up on the couch, at Starbucks for a treat date, visiting his grandparents, or at the beach on vacation, he can get his Jake-fix.  And that’s not all; not only is Jake available, Netflix has recently added content from Hasbro, Disney Jr. and Cartoon Network, which means that some of Little Crafter’s other personal favorites are there and ready to be streamed at any time too!

The episodes from five seasons of Curious George{!}, episodes of Sesame Street and Cars Toons: Mater’s Road Rally, and movies like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally are there just waiting to be watched anytime LC is in the mood.  We typically stream things on the laptop or using the free Kindle Fire app, but you can also download the free iPad app or watch on one of many different gaming devices.  Personally, the new addition I’m most excited about is The Lorax; I really want to pull out the blankets and snacks and watch that one for family movie night.

Netflix has “big kid” TV shows and movies too, but honestly, I spend the most time in the “Just for Kids” section.  There are so many shows and movies to choose from that are appropriate for kids ages 2-12, and they’re selected with help from Common Sense Media to provide ratings, reviews and information so parents can easily make the best choices for their little ones.

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What about you, friends?  What are your favorite things to watch with your family?  Oh, and stay tuned this summer for lots {and lots and lots} of Pirate Party projects…don’t say you haven’t been warned!

Hugs & Glitter,

Netflix has family favorites from Disney, Disney Jr., Hasbro, Cartoon Network and Dreamworks that are available to stream anytime, anywhere.  And streaming is easier than you think! Download the free app on your iPad, click on the Netflix app on any gaming device, go to the website on your computer – and you’re in business. Check it out here!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX.
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11 comments on Netflix: Feeding LC’s Obsession

  1. Erin Biggers
    May 18, 2013 at 8:46 PM (2 years ago)

    My 3yr old daughter is a Jake fan too. Her third birthday was Jake and the Neverland Pirates themed so I know the feeling. lol

  2. Eva Scott
    May 19, 2013 at 11:20 AM (2 years ago)

    We don’t have cable either and are BIG Netflix fans! That’s how we catch up on the popular shows and I just saw this week that Jake was on there! Yah!

  3. Designed Decor
    May 19, 2013 at 11:51 AM (2 years ago)

    We are getting ready to cut the cord! We have had Netflix for 4 years. My boys love that they can watch it through their Xbox. I do wish they had newer releases for movies!

  4. Megan
    May 19, 2013 at 4:23 PM (2 years ago)

    My 2 year old is addicted to Netflix! He LOVES the Land Before Time movies right now. He seems to watch those daily, as well as Dinosaur Train. Netflix really is great to have! Even better than cable and it costs so much less!! :)

  5. Grandma
    May 19, 2013 at 10:54 PM (2 years ago)

    I’ll have to check it out…I am glad he can see Jake anytime…I’m sure he loves that…

  6. Randi@SowderingAbout
    May 20, 2013 at 4:51 AM (2 years ago)

    We love Jake around here. As a matter of fact, when we were at dinner tonight, Lucy saw a guy that looked like Jake and she said “mommy, I think he is a pirate in disguise”

  7. Tawna Thompson
    May 22, 2013 at 2:55 PM (2 years ago)

    I’m so excited about that! My boys love Jake and it’s never on when they want to watch it

  8. Emily
    May 22, 2013 at 4:06 PM (2 years ago)

    We’re addicted to Netflix. We have a streaming system set up for almost every TV. In fact, for my big kid, who still watches Cartoon Network, his televison only has Netflix. He watches all of the Ben 10 shows, and “The Regular Show.” I love that he can watch his shows and not get a case of the “Gimmes” from all of the commercials that promote TV-related toys!

    Thanks to Netflix, I’ve fallen in love with Medium, Once Upon a Time, Downton Abbey and Burn Notice.

    A Tossed Salad Life

  9. Susan@Organized31
    May 22, 2013 at 9:02 PM (2 years ago)

    Who doesn’t love pirates? Netflix started my Friday Night Lights addiction. Tim Riggins, anyone? Coach Taylor? Tammy Taylor? Matt and his grandma? Totally addicted – thanks Netflix.


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