There are few things more exciting for kids than the last day of the school year, but it could also very well be the most dreaded time for parents.
Now that children have an open schedule, they might run around the house and outside feeling free, but this happiness can slowly start to wear away. Before long, parents are hearing their little ones complain that they are bored and have nothing to do.
After swimming in the pool, playing with neighborhood kids and getting their second wind thanks to the sugar rush they get courtesy of the ice cream man, kids might run out of activities to do indoors. Instead of having to listen to them whine and complain, parents should already know that a Netflix binge is the best way to help their kids beat the summer boredom blues.
Netflix already has an extensive library of kids' content, and the company has been investing in more for this demographic with partners like Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks Animation, LEGO and more in the last year. Just wait until the Disney collection comes exclusively to the streaming service this September.
Netflix also just announced another exclusive on Tuesday: the Llama Llama books are being turned into a kids' TV series for the platform. The series is expected to launch in fall 2017.
This news comes right after it was announced last week that a new preschool series from the Jim Henson Company co-created by and starring Julie Andrews will hit the platform in early 2017. Titled Julie's Greenroom, the series will include guest stars like Alec Baldwin, Tituss Burgess, Ellie Kemper and Idina Menzel, and feature puppets that learn about the performing arts.
However, there's plenty of kids' content being released all summer long, including 10 more new series, starting with Voltron: Legendary Defender, which will join 10 new series of already-popular children shows like All Hail King Julien.
Here are the release dates for kids' shows streaming on Netflix this summer:
Voltron: Legendary Defender
Justin Time GO!
Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh
The Little Prince
Ask the StoryBots
Bottersnikes & Gumbles
Kulipari: Army of Frogs
Don't forget to stream family-friendly movies that are already available, including Minions, Goosebumps and Hotel Transylvania 2, and stay tuned to see Trollhunters, which is expected to be released before next year.