Whether you’re the go-to-bed-early or party-all-night type, Netflix is helping all families manage New Year’s Eve by creating 10 on demand countdowns for kids. Kids get to celebrate with mom and dad, and parents get the kids to bed before midnight – it is a win-win for everyone. This year’s countdowns are based on some of kids’ favorite shows: Word Party, Puffin Rock, Luna Petunia, Beat Bugs, All Hail King Julien, Skylanders Academy, Trollhunters, Project Mc2, Fuller House and Chasing Cameron.
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But after any good party comes the morning after, with cranky kids and tired parents. So Netflix is also making parents’ lives a little easier the next morning. Inspired by a strategic playlist of shows kids will jump at the chance to watch back-to-back, Netflix has created a simple tool that will give kids permission to press play while parents hit snooze: The Netflix Door Sign.
I actually like this door hanger. It’s a fun way to to get a little extra time at any point throughout the year!
It’s easy! Parents can print and cut out their Netflix door sign at home, then hang it on their bedroom door before hitting the sack on New Year’s Eve. Parents can almost guarantee precious extra Zzz’s the next morning, when kids realize they can watch back-to-back episodes of the (strategically recommended*) shows listed on the door sign… a compromise sure to appease adults and children alike.
Fun Fact: There’s a big spike in kids content viewing on New Year’s Day, making Jan. 1st one of the most watched days of kids content on Netflix. In fact, according to viewership data, total viewing of kids content on New Year’s Day 2016 exceeded nearly every single weekend day in 2015.
Here are 10 shows to help parents in Canada get a little more shut-eye based on titles kids are most likely to watch back-to-back in one sitting*:
· Ask the StoryBots
· Care Bears & Cousins
· Dragons: Race to the Edge
· Ever After High
· LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One
· Pokémon: Indigo League
· Skylanders Academy
· Voltron: Legendary Defender
· Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
· Project Mc²
*This selection of titles is based on how fast a viewer consumed the whole season of a particular title as measured by the median days it took to complete each season of a show, according to Netflix viewership data.
Please enjoy every single second of peace!