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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Netflix

**For those of you joining me from the A to Z challenge, welcome! I'm homeschooling through the alphabet.**

I've mentioned books and the Internet as homeschooling materials. Another valuable asset to homeschooling is Netflix.

N is for Netflix

Being able to watch documentaries about whatever topic we're studying is great for helping my children remember. For instance, when we were studying the Revolutionary War, I was able to find movies about Paul Revere, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson.

Another reason I love Netflix is that there is never a reason for my children to have a sick day. While they may not feel well enough to do bookwork, they usually can focus on some educational show on Netflix.

On a non-educational note, my children have discovered some of the older TV shows. My girls love watching Leave It to Beaver. The Boy has watched all of The A-Team episodes.

What is your favorite thing to watch on Netflix?

13 comments:

  1. I hate netflix. Because it isn't available here in Australia. I wish I could say there was a similar service, but there really isn't. Love the sound of it though! I bet it would be an amazing homeschooling resourse. We do get a lot of YouTube, but it's not quite the same in terms of documentaries etc.

    Rinelle Grey

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    1. Rinelle,
      That's awful that you don't have a comparable service in Australia. Hopefully you'll get something similar soon.

      TaMara

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  2. I so need to get Netflix and get rid of UVerse...I don't watch much television (only Modern Family and Mad Men), but I would watch movies if I had it...

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    1. Talya,
      I've never heard of UVerse. I'm just the opposite; I don't watch a lot of movies. I enjoy being able to watch entire shows without commercials.

      TaMara

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  3. I'm currently engrossed in Frasier, having missed the entire show when it was on the in the 90's. I love being able to watch entire shows in marathon fashion on Netflix. Have really enjoyed 24, White Collar, Lost, Sports Night, The Guardian, Parks and Recreation. It's a superb way to catch some television without having to actually mess with television. The ultimate for the narcissistic viewer, which I guess describes me!

    SiouxsiesMusings

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    1. Susan,
      I watched all of what's available of White Collar, and was quite sad when I reached the end. I'm waiting for new episodes. I'll have to check out some of the others. I guess I'm a narcissistic viewer also. :)

      TaMara

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  4. I am probably the only person in the world who has never used Netflix! My computer has fits with simple pages even, so it's not feasible. I have a fairly new laptop too, same story. So much for paying for "high speed." ha.

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    1. Alexandra,
      I had the same problem on my last laptop. After only 2 years, it was incredibly slow. I now have a new one (as of Christmas) and it's wonderful!

      TaMara

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  5. Wow, that's great, watching documentaries on Netflix. I've never really thought about it, but what an excellent tool for homeschoolers!

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  6. We recently got Netflix, and I watched all of Lost in abut 2 weeks. I'm now getting into The Office (the US version). And there are loads of dreadful 80s horror films, which are great!

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