Today is 26th September and according to The Office for National Statistics, the most popular birthday in the UK over the last 20 years falls on 26th September. Now if you’re any good at maths, what day if you go back nine months…! To celebrate this uber popular date, Netflix have released their brand-spanking-new Birthday’s On-Demand feature.
How does the Birthday’s On-Demand feature work?
All you need to do is search “birthday” on Netflix to unlock a special performance from kids’ favourite characters. Netflix researched sowed that two-thirds (64%) of children’s parties are themed after their favourite TV shows or movies. Why not add a bit of extra magic to their day by simply pressing play and having your kids’ favourite characters sing a special birthday greeting just for them!
You can choose from one of these 15 fab shows:
- DreamWorks All Hail King Julien
- Beat Bugs
- DreamWorks Dinotrux
- Las Leyendas
- LEGO Friends
- LEGO Ninjago
- Luna Petunia
- Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
- Project Mc2
- Skylanders Academy
- DreamWorks Trollhunters
- Word Party
Charlie will be 9 in December so I can’t wait to try this out on him. He absolutely loves LEGO Ninjago so he will be thrilled to see a special mention pop up on the big day.
As you may know, last week I attended a Netflix Stream Team event and I’ve condensed it all down for some super simple Netflix hacks for you all:
- Use the Kids Profile: The Netflix kids profile gives us parents peace of mind that your little one won’t stumble onto Prison Break instead of Paw Patrol. I bet you didn’t realise that the background of the kids’ Netflix profile is white vs. the typical black – this way parents can easily spot their kids straying from one profile to another.
- Be the TV Boss: I know that when I’m not in the room, my three try to bend the rules for more TV time, especially just before bed when I am shattered! By disabling auto-play, parents can make sure their kids don’t sneak in that extra episode without asking and you don’t look like the bad guy!
- Create some Family Time: I absolutely loved the idea that parents can create a “Family Night” profile to discover content that everyone can agree on. Create a rotating schedule of which family member is choosing the movie or TV show that night and start a new and fun family tradition, maybe at the weekend when they’re allowed an extra hour as school isn’t looming.
- Master of Thumbs: We’ve all been there when your child gets hold of the remote and sneaks on Peppa Pig or Horrid Henry on your sacred profile. When you next sit down to catch up on The Crown your profile now it’s flooded with kids content? Do not fear! On Netflix, removing those shows from your recommendations is super simple as you just need to press the thumbs down button and banish Barbie and Beat Bugs from your screen, whilst you sit down for a nice cuppa.
Hope these are helpful – I know they have been for me.
I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team. All opinions are my own