Any Netflix fans out there?
We signed up for a 30 day trial two years ago or so, back when you could get both streaming and a single DVD for $15/month. I only knew of Netflix through word of mouth at the time, but I had heard great things. My friends and family who were subscribers really, really liked the service.
Naturally, when I saw an offer from Swagbucks to earn 1000 ‘bucks when signing up tipped me over the edge. (Have you heard of Swagbucks yet? Basically you earn gift cards for searching on the web. A super easy way to bring home more bacon!)
We signed up and we’ve been loving it ever since.
We’re very particular about TV time, especially since having to cut cable showed us how much we were too dependent on it. Now that we have Netflix, we can be very picky choosy about what how often we watch and what we watch. This goes for the kids too.
Mr. Crumbs and I lean towards the stricter side when it comes to TV. We limit not only the quantity of screen time, but we monitor the quality as well. If our kids are going to be watching TV, we prefer that it be somewhat educational, but at a minimum, it must be wholesome.
“Bad” words? Inappropriate commercials? Love scenes between random strangers in a G-rated movie?!
Not in our house.
We’re working hard to raise children who love and follow God in a world that hates the mere idea. It’s hard enough as it is – I certainly don’t need TV to influence my children against the cause. If anything I need shows that will help my children grow, challenge their brains to think and encourage them to make the right choices!
I have the honor of posting at The Humbled Homemaker today, sharing a huge list of educational and wholesome shows that we’ve found on Netflix to aid in both our child rearing efforts, but in our homeschooling efforts too. I also shared some tips and tricks to find even more shows that what I’ve listed, especially since Netflix rotates the streaming shows often.
Head over to read my post. I hope you find the list of resources to be a blessing. Cheers to creating more wholesome and purposeful entertainment!
(Psst! If you’re looking for the regularly scheduled Counting Crumbs post, stay tuned. It’s coming a bit later this morning! 😉 )
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