Learn how 5 little bugs can help bring your family closer together.
Enter to Win a Netflix subscription at bottom of post.
It’s our first day back to school. While easing back into the fall routine, we need all the help we can get. We don’t transition well and our kids are extra tired at this time of year. And so am I!
Back to school routine for parents means attempting to get everyone out the door in the morning with minimal skirmishes. It means thanking your lucky stars if maybe – just maybe – your kids could make it to the bus on time. Back to the busy schedule means juggling dinner, homework, and kids’ activities with the chaos of trying to do it all – all at the same time!
We need all the help we can get to make it through, don’t you?
In the morning, we like to listen to audio books to gently nudge our littles awake and out of bed. This strategy also manages to keep the interactions between all of us at a minimum when capacities are still low before breakfast kicks in and our brains start functioning.
Both after school and through the witching hours there is usually only one parent and any number of kids trying to get some kind of food ready and on the table. The other adult is rushing someone somewhere to do something. On a good day, the kids help out and we have some great conversations about our day.
On a good day.
Other times need a little extra distraction or help to engage in a task together; a shared focus alongside the work at hand. Some of our best – and calmest – moments happen when the family comes together, which often happens over music and entertainment. That’s probably why we become nostalgic for the music our parents loved and eventually want to share those same classics with our kids as well.
We have added the new Netflix original series Beat Bugs into our tool box as something we all enjoy that can bring us closer together.
Here we are together, singing the Beat Bugs theme song “All you Need is Love.” We may not be singing it well, but we are singing together – and that’s key. (Even if it’s off key.)
Inspired by the music of The Beatles, your next family sing-along can include classics such as Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds or Blackbird! Thanks to five charming and energetic bug-like creatures (Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz and Walter), families have the opportunity to come together over kid-friendly storylines and some of the best darn sing along music ever made – my kids loved finding out that they have been re-recorded by today’s top artists, including Pink, Sia, and Eddie Vedder.
Check out the list of participating contemporary artists:
Beat Bugs Season 1
- P!nk: “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”
- James Corden: “I’m A Loser”
- Aloe Blacc: “Rain”
- Robbie Williams: “Good Day Sunshine”
- Eddie Vedder: “Magical Mystery Tour”
- Frances: “In My Life”
- The Shins: “The Word”
- The Lumineers: “Honey Pie”
- Sia: “Blackbird”
Season 1 now streaming on Netflix and soundtrack available exclusively on Apple Music.
Beat Bugs Season 2
- Rod Stewart: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
- Chris Cornell: “Drive My Car”
- Regina Spektor: “And Your Bird Can Sing”
- Jennifer Hudson: “I’ll Follow The Sun”
- Of Monsters and Men: “Eleanor Rigby”
- James Bay: “Hey Bulldog”
- Tori Kelly: “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You”
Enter to Win!
Netflix has offered us an opportunity to get our mADDworld community jamming to Beat Bugs too! We have a 3-month subscription to give away to one lucky winner. Enter below by commenting, posting, and singing. Yes, singing! You get the most entries by entering your family’s “All You Need is Love” cover. There is even an option to enter daily by tweeting using #BeatBugs hashtag.
Disclosure: I am so darn happy to be a part of the Netflix #StreamTeam even though they made me sing online – I can never take that back. I receive promotional items and a Netflix subscription in order to find great content that I can share with YOU. As always, all opinions are my own.