Every parent struggles with whether or not they should let their younger kids stay up for the numerous New Year’s Eve celebrations on TV. If you’re not a parent then you’re probably wondering what the big deal is. Why not just let the little tikes stay up and enjoy the festivities with the adults? Well, lack of sleep and unhealthy amounts of junk food tend to have a seriously negative effect on little bodies and those little bodies can be a pain in the rear to deal with the next day. That’s why we used the Netflix New Year’s Countdown show to allow the kids a chance to celebrate but still get to bed on time.
Midnight, shmidnight. This year you can celebrate as a family and still have time for a parents-only party with a whole new set of New Year’s Eve countdowns on Netflix designed for preschoolers, tweens and everyone in between. No matter where you are, start your party anytime, anywhere by searching New Year’s Eve Countdown on Netflix.
Our kids are generally in bed by 7:00pm and thanks to Netflix, that isn’t changing (much) this last day of the year. We allowed them to stay up just a little longer than normal so it felt like something a little special and we tuned in on Netflix’s Puffin Rock New Year’s Eve Countdown. Netflix is also offering other characters and shows to help your little ones feel like it’s a special night for them too. Inspector Gadget, All Hail King Julien, Care Bears & Cousins, Project Mc2, and Sherman and Mr. Peabody are all included in the festivities.
The beauty of this is that it’s entirely up to you how you want to celebrate, we ate dinner in the living room while watching a movie. After dinner and a movie we turned on Netflix New Year’s Countdown (Puffin Rock) and counted down and celebrated a new year. Sure it wasn’t exactly the New Year but they didn’t seem to mind. They had a lot of fun eating in the living room while watching a movie and we had a great time counting down with Puffin Rock.
Honestly… I think I may just go to bed soon myself! Happy New Year folks!