From animated comedies to edgy documentaries, 1990s mega-hits to new releases, our family is big into streaming television lately. Today’s episode is fully of recommendations for TV shows to watch as a family as well as shows specifically for elementary-aged viewers, tweens, and teens. As always, we round out the episode with book recommendations inspired by what we’re reading AND what you’re reading with your kids these days. Join us!
Links we discussed:
- We mentioned our past episode on Survivor vs. The Amazing Race
- Sarah and Allegra love listening to Office Ladies to supplement our watching of the American version of The Office
- The World’s A Little Blurry, the Apple TV+ documentary about Billie Eilish, has mature content but was such a great watching experience for parents/teen together
- All Creatures Great & Small, on PBS, is family-friendly but possibly a little slow for kids
- Gravity Falls (Disney Plus)
- We Bare Bears (Netflix)
- Wandavision (Disney Plus)
- Nailed It! (Netflix)
- The West Wing (Amazon, HBO)
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What we’re reading:
- Sarah is reading Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age by Sanjay Gupta
- Allegra is about to start This Tender Land: A Novel by William Kent Krueger
What you’re reading:
- Joyce, mom to a 5-year-old and 3-year-old is loving Rodham: A Novel, by Curtis Sittenfeld
- With Max, age 5, she’s reading aloud Magic Tree House: Merlin Missions and Ivy & Bean
- They’ve enjoyed audiobooks The Lighthouse Family series by Cynthia Rylant; Winterbourne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter; and the Henry Huggins books by Beverly Cleary
- Joyce’s 3-year-old’s current favorite picture books are Madeline, Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman, and the Pigeon books by Mo Willems
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