It’s A “Sick Day” And I’m Loving Netflix! Installation Was Easy-Peasy! #NetflixKids

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Rosie is home sick today and I have to say, “I’m loving Netflix!”  I just installed it today and we’re already happily cozy-ed up on the sofa watching Atlantis:  The Lost Empire!  Let me back up a little…

Have you ever searched through pages and pages of your on-screen cable guide only to find “nothing” on television that you want to watch?  Even with hundreds of channels, it happens to us.  We know there are shows on that we like to watch, but we haven’t recorded them and now it’s too late.  We’re selective about what we watch as a family.  My daughter hasn’t seen violent or “grown-up” programming and we’d like to keep it that way.  But it means there is even less for us to watch on television.  If you’ve been reading KLY for long, you know that I LOVE movies.  It’s a true escape for me to get lost in a story and I love a good movie that will pull me in.  Netflix is made for us!


If you’re not familiar with it, Netflix streams from the internet offering television and movies that you can watch – when you want to watch.  There is a huge library to choose from and even some original programming like the show, House of Cards.

netflix profile

One of the things I liked immediately was that you could enter profiles that would control the selection.  I was able to enter that Rosie’s choices should only be kid-friendly.  Netflix works with Common Sense Media to provide ratings, reviews and information so parents can easily make choices for their children.

What is the installation process like?

Wow, it was one of the easiest installations I’ve ever done!  We are streaming through a Roku 3 device and it walked me through the entire process with simple on screen questions and tasks.  The Roku 3 included the surprisingly small device, a remote with batteries, ear buds, power cord, and an instruction booklet.  You also need an HDMI cable.  You can either connect it to your television, or in our case we have a home theater receiver.  The steps are so simple – plug in the Roku, use the HDMI cable to connect it to your tv or receiver and follow the onscreen instructions.  Seriously.  That’s it.  The hardest (and it wasn’t hard) thing was looking up the password for our wireless internet.  I mean who remembers that, right?  From start-to-finish, it took me a half hour and that’s partly because it took me so long to find our password.  And woo-hoo, we were watching Atlantis:  The Lost Empire and laughing away!

Roku 3 is smaller than a dvd

Netflix is only $7.99 a month!  Less than the cost of one person going to one movie at the theater.  Good deal!

Movie Ideas for After-Olympic Team Building

Netflix is going to be sending me fun ideas each month related to current events or ongoing promotions.  For February, one of the things they compiled is a list of 15 movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix that help encourage conversations about inspiration and teamwork.  Here they are, I hope you enjoy!  (Right now, our little Maltese puppy is staring and barking at the “Buddies” on the screen, hehehe.)

For little ones:

1.  Super WHY!:  The Tortoise and the Hare

2.  Curious George:  George Gets a Trophy

3.  Bob the Builder:  The Bobblesberg Winter Games

4.  Angelina Ballerina:  In the Wings

5.  Caillou:  Caillou Gets Active



For older kids:

6.  The Short Game

7.  The Kid

8.  The Pistol

9.  A Mile In His Shoes

10.  Winning Favor

11.  The Mighty Macs  (see my review here)

12.  Like Mike 2:  Streetball

13.  Air Bud:  Seventh Inning Fetch

14.  Air Bud Spikes Back

15.  Air Bud:  World Pup




Added Note

I often watch something while my daughter is asleep on the couch, but I realized that she will “hear” the sound sometimes even if sleeping.  Or if there are loud noises in the film it can wake her up.  With the Roku 3, you can connect headphones to the remote to listen to your favorites on Netflix in privacy.  Cool!  Here’s a funny video about it from Radio Shack:




  1. 1
    alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    netflix makes everything easier! love it

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    We love Netflix and have just started using the profile. I think it’s great because I hated when my children had to flip through the pics of the plethora of horror movies my husband loves. Now they can build lists with appropriate films!
    P.S. Hope Rosie is feeling better!

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      Kelly from Kelly's Lucky You says:

      Thanks, Star, Rosie is better! Good point about the horror movies, I can’t look either ;)

  3. 4
    vickie couturier says:

    I can understand how this would come in handy with sick kids

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    Sarah Hayes says:

    Im sure netflix really is helpful for sick kids. my daughter was sick this weekend and only wanted to watch the same dvd but if wed had neflix she couldve watched some other ones that I know shed like. cant beat that monthly price either

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    Mary Dailey says:

    I love Netflix! I found movies I couldn’t find anywhere else.

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    Jasmin Q. says:

    I like Netflix !!

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    Thanks, Star, Rosie is better! Good point about the horror movies!!

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