Friday, November 29, 2013

Bringing Books to Life with NetFlix.com


Aiden's a huge Eric Carle fan, and his children's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been one of his favorite books since he was about 1-year-old. He loved it so much that I had to read it to him every. single. day.

Until it mysteriously disappeared one day. (ie: I hid it at the bottom of his book shelf. Hey... I had to get the kid to enjoy the many other books in his collection, right?)



A few weeks ago, it resurfaced while we were cleaning his library and I decided to add it back into our storytime rotation. After all, Eric Carle's books are required reading for all young children. So I may as well embrace the awesomeness, right?

 That's when I found out that we could also watch a movie of this beloved children's book on NetFlix.com, which is a great way to add to the experience of the book. The movie is a half hour -- the perfect amount of time for little ones to sit and enjoy their fave book on-screen.

To add a little "umph" to the Eric Carle experience, I stumbled upon this beauty:


With a little bit of cheese and a few apples, this is a delish snack that the kid and I can make before watching the movie. After all, if the book is required reading, then the movie should be required viewing. Right?

Check out Netflix.com in order to see other children's books that can come to life on-screen... right in the comfort of your own living room! 

{Disclaimer: As a member of the NetFlix Stream Team, this post is sponsored by NetFlix. All opinions expressed herein are my own.}

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