Deaf Mama Ode to Netflix (a Haiku of Sorts)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX. But writing a love sonnet to Netflix was actually on my “Thing I Want to Write About List” though. You want to know why? Here, I’ll go ahead and tell you. I wanted to write about them because they’ve gone from being kind of crappy in the captioning department to being absolutely brilliant.

 

I mean – FABULOUS.

What this means is that I have yet to come across a show that I – deaf Mama – cannot watch. This is huge, especially when it comes to my kids.

You see, I want to know what is being said on the shows. I want to be able to explain things to my kids, mitigate/translate some things, explain others, have something to remember for a future applicable analogy (“it’s like when Thomas met those logging locos…”),  or simply just to enjoy a good story myself.

So I really appreciate those captions

There is another (unexpected) reason I love them: they help my son read. He is 5 and he follows along with the captions as the story is unfolds. I have noticed his reading skills strengthen. He’s becoming a fast enough reader to follow along with even Tintin!

Bravo!

And speaking of Tintin. That’s another thing that I love: Netflix has divided its buttons into two: regular Netflix and Just for Kids Netflix. The Kids version, when clicked, leads directly to all of the kids shows. Tintin, Thomas, Sesame Street – all of my kid’s favorites. My kids don’t mess around with the regular box because they know they’ll have to wander around for a long time before they come upon their kid shows. So they go straight to “Just for Kids Netflix.”

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This, I love because Netflix has made it really, really easy for me to just pass the wii control over to my children. I just sit back with the baby and let my kids be in charge.
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The other thing that I love about it is their streaming apps. You just down load it onto your mobile device, that’s it. Easy peas.

I have their app on my iPhone; Moxie and Micah have them on the iPad. For me, I turn the volume off (thank you captioning!) and watch an episode of Cheers or something while the kids nap. For the kids, it’s a treat to be able to watch one of their shows on the iPad, but there is no denying the fabulous convenience of it. Shows, kid shows, right there, all the time! For $7 a month! You just can’t beat it.

There they are! Right on my iPhone!
There they are! Right on my iPhone!

I am a loyal fan. So much so that I actually discontinued Amazon Prime because their captions suck, it’s pricey and just not as good at Netflix.

 

Netflix! Kids Netflix!

With Tintin, Thomas, Caillou

Sesame Street too!

 

Netflix, Kids Netflix!

You are a deaf mama’s delight

Commercial-free and quality content

You are all the good stuff with a cherry on top

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(I know… I suck at poetry )

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What are you watching on TV with your family? Netflix has family favorites from Disney, Disney Jr., Hasbro, Cartoon Network and Dreamworks that are available to stream anytime, anywhere.

And streaming is easier than you think! Download the free app on your iPad, click on the Netflix app on any gaming device, go to the website on your computer – and you’re in business. Check it out here!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX.

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Meriah

is a deaf blogger, global nomad, tech-junkie, cat-lover, Trekkie, Celto-Teutonic-peasant-handed mom of 3 (one with Down syndrome and one gifted 2E).

She likes her coffee black and hot.


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