What Are Your Back to School TV Rules? #streamteam

One down and one to go.

Mr. A is about to complete his first week of first grade and in another week Miss E. will start her last year of preschool (EEK!) We’re busy revamping our routine and trying to get used to our school year schedule.

A big change for the kids is the NO TV in the morning rule. It just makes the start of the day too chaotic. They have to eat breakfast, get dressed, brush teeth and get their backpacks ready. Then if there is time left over they can play before we leave the house. Last year, they were allowed one show if all their tasks were done, but if it wasn’t over by the time we needed to leave, there were many tears so I put the kabosh on that.

However, after school is another story. My son comes home completely spent. He needs to decompress a little. So we have a snack, review any homework assignments and then when I start dinner, he’s allowed one show.

Our preferred show of the month is Odd Squad

Odd Squad

Admittedly, it pains me to watch this with them, but it’s not meant for me. It’s a PBS show centered around a kid-run government agency that solves odd occurrences by using math. Both kids love it! They sing the songs from the show and both can tell me about cups and quarts now thanks to one episode. It’s worth checking out for sure.

Netflix also recently added Reading Rainbow to their offerings. I’m thrilled to be able to introduce this show to my kids, especially Miss E. I know she’s going to love it and I fully expect her to be singing the theme song in a few weeks.

Reading Rainbow


Now when Mr A just needs to veg out, he usually watches Pokeman. But he recently discovered a new show from DreamWorks called DinoTrux.  It’s a cartoon version of Chris Gall’s popular children’s book series featuring dino-ized construction vehicles and tools. Half-truck, half dinosaurs, the characters are sure to delight kids 6-9.

Do you have TV time rules in your house? Are they different during the school year?

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  1. says

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Odd Squad on Netflix before. My nephew has homework, karate and playtime outside during the day, so he might watch a show before bedtime. My brother really doesn’t have to limit his time with TV…now video games…that is a different story.

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