Making a Healthy Breakfast & 12 Netflix "Home Sick" Movies #NetflixKids #StreamTeam

Right now along with cold and snowy weather, I'm trying to deal with it being the peak time for flu and colds. This time of the year can be tough for everyone but especially young child. So to help keep my son healthy (and warm), I make sure he eats as healthy as possible.

Making a Healthy Breakfast

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While getting a child to eat healthy isn't always easy, it's not impossible. A good way to get your child more interested in healthy meals and snacks is by allowing them to help with a kid friendly recipe. After seeing the Silly Face Pancakes in "5 Healthy Snacks that will Make Kids Smile", I was inspired to make our own version.

Making a Healthy Breakfast

My son loves pancakes and bananas so I combined them for a fun breakfast project. I also included tangerines and raisins to help boost my son's immunity.

Making a Healthy Breakfast

Once everything was ready, my son started making his pancake face.

Making a Healthy Breakfast

I expected him to make a regular smiley face but he surprised me by making a monster face. Horns and all. That's a boy for you.

It wasn't long till the "monster" pancakes were all gone and it was time for us to relax with our fully tummies. To help drive the "being healthy" message home, I decided to watch " Sesame Street: The Ten Commandments of Health" available on Netflix.

While I used Netflix in an educational way to teach my son about being healthy, if and when he gets a cold, using Netflix can easy switch to help me comfort him. When a child is home sick there's little they can do. But if you have Netflix, you can snuggle with them and enjoy movies that are perfect sick day entertainment.

12 Netflix movies to watch when home sick

Netflix has compiled a list of 12 titles that will turn sniffles into giggles.
  1. Daddy Day Care
  2. Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves
  3. Hoodwinked Too!
  4. Escape from Planet Earth
  5. The Croods
  6. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
  7. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3

12 Netflix movies to watch when home sick

Show your kids that even their favorite characters get sick with episodes of these TV shows:
  1. Magic School Bus: Inside Ralphie
  2. Sesame Street: The Ten Commandments of Health
  3. The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: The Checkup
  4. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Daniel Visits the Doctor
  5. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Daniel Gets a Shot

Here's to staying healthy and entertained in 2014!

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