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This year has brought a lot of milestones to our house, it’s been a whirlwind of firsts and while many of these are a big deal to the child who hits the milestone they might not seem like such a big deal to everyone else. I sent my third child off to Kindergarten and it hit me a lot harder than any of my other girls. She’s the child I always worry about, the one I always underestimate and yet the one who always proves me wrong. The thought of sending her off to kindergarten all day gave me serious anxiety, you would have thought she was my oldest. With Kindergarten came her first organized sports team, yay for soccer, as well as her first time being away from me for long periods of time regularly.
At our house I am really strict about what media my kids are exposed to and even though my daughter is in Kindergarten she is not allowed to see most of the videos her peers are watching. She is highly impressionable and picks up and imitates behaviors she sees on shows all the time. While that can be really frustrating as a mom it can also work to my advantage when she is exposed to shows that reinforce good choices. A show we can both agree on right now is The Hive starring the adorable little bee Buzzbee.
The Hive, available on Netflix, consists of 2 seasons of 20 minute videos full of age appropriate lessons for my 5 year old. Buzzbee has to navigate family life with siblings both older and younger which is something my daughter has to navigate too. Buzzbee also has to navigate friendships and school, things my daughter is working out for herself right now so the show is right where she is at. I love that Netflix helped us to find a show that works for our family and is commercial free, we really love Netflix at our house, it works well for our whole family.