With so many snow and wind storms this month we have had a fair amount of down time around the house. Relaxing has been our middle name as of lately. In all honesty I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love a good movie snuggle with my little guys.
This month Netflix challenged the Stream Team to explore and evaluate the shows we watch with our children. Studies have shown that gender stereotypes have an impact on girls at a young age, and that role models from the entertainment they choose can have a lasting effect. Although Alastair is obviously a boy, I still want him to see shows that represent women and girls in strong roles. I think it’s important for both little boys and girls to see women in confident parts impacting those around them in a positive way. Smart, capable and driven.
Here are my March Netflix picks for breaking gender stereotypes by showing casing women in a strong lead:
1) Inside Out: This movie is a MUST see for both kids and their parents. I love that it addresses how different aspects of our life help to shape our identity even at a young age. And how we, as parents can positively impact our child’s development for the better.
2) Beat Bugs: A sing-along show with nostalgic hits from The Beatles. It’s packed with lessons to be learned and an up beat happy undertone throughout.
3) Frozen: I loved that Disney deviated from the stereotypical romance plot line and show cased the love between sisters. It was refreshing to see both main characters were female and both determined in their own way.
4) The Magic School Bus: An oldie but a goodie! I love how smart, adventurous and innovative the female teacher is. Plus this show had MANY successful seasons, so there are tons of educational episodes to watch with your little guys.
Did I miss any of your family favourites?