Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Five Endless Summer Adventures on Netflix

Summertime is an adventure that awaits us at the end of every school year. Children trade in their books and homework for the fancy free feeling of time away from all of that when their imaginations can run wild. The kids may be swinging from a rope into a lake, braving the hiking trails armed only with trail mix, or going away from you at a sleep away camp for the first time. Whatever journey they are embarking on this summer, it is probably one chock full of good times and laughter.

But when those first catalogs arrive in the mail claiming "Back to School SALE!" it's a harsh reminder that the summer adventures are fleeting and we need to hold on to those excited feelings. Luckily, Netflix has us covered with shows that deliver plenty of action and adventure especially on those hot days of summer when just stepping out your door has you clambering back for the air conditioning. If outside is stifling and you're wondering what you should pull up on Netflix, here are some suggestions.

1. Dragons: Race to The Edge TV-Y7-FV

Join Hiccup and Toothless, from the critically acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon films embarking on unparalleled adventures in the all-new Netflix original series Dragons: Race to the Edge. Hiccup decides that there must be more dragons beyond the ones they have already discovered. He manages to find some of the most exciting dragons yet, each with its own amazing abilities -- shock waves, cannon balls and fire blasts, just to name a few. With the magical Dragon Eye, an artifact Hiccup finds aboard an abandoned ship, Hiccup finds more than he bargained for and embarks on many adventures with his new dragon friends.

Watch this preview of the new series:

2. Bo on the Go TV- Y7

Bo on the Go is a great show for those kids who just tire of staying put while watching. Bo lives in a castle with her friend Dezzy the dragon and together they go on adventures with the help of Wizard who gives them their quest for the day. Bo can only react if the children watching the show get up and move. Their movements give her energy to act in this show that will get children active. The theme song will be sung all over your house and if you have energetic toddlers, this is a great show to get them up and moving while watching the show. 

3. Super 4 TV-Y7

Ruby, Twinkle, Alex, and Gene, heroes united! By far my kids' favorite show on Netflix to date follows the adventures of the Super 4. Each character hails from a different part of the world in which each of them has an adversary that causes problems. Gene, is from Technopolis where technology and logic prevail, Alex is from King's Realm where his father rules and the Black Baron is always trying to overthrow the throne. Ruby is from Gunpowder Island where pirates rule and the fearsome Sharkbeard is always after her treasure. Twinkle is an exiled fairy who can do magic but sometimes not that well. She was kicked out of Enchanted Island for turning the Queen of the fairies into a frog by accident. Together, with their sidekick Alien, they combine their special abilities in adventures across the land. The animated series featuring Playmobil figures is full of silly situations and funny moments. Be sure to watch the episode called The Song of the Stork.

4. H2O : Mermaid Adventures : TV-Y7 

What happens when three girls Cleo, Emma. and Rikki go exploring on an island and fall into a grotto where they can't escape? They transform into mermaids under a full moon and soon discover other superpowers like manipulating water and talking to animals. They return to Mako Island where they received their powers to figure out what happened to them. This show combines the enchantment of mermaids and the combination of superpowers in three very smart female characters who are interested in the science of the ocean.

5. Young Justice TV-PG

Follow the adventures of Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash and other teenage superheroes as they battle the forces of evil alongside their older counterparts. As they become more than sidekicks with the Justice League, they begin to show off their real strengths as superheroes and not just accessories to crime fighting.

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