Any parent in the digital age will tell you how difficult it can be to get kids to settle down and go to sleep. Once bedtime strikes, the excuses come pouring out. “But Mom, I’m hungry,” or, “Dad, let me watch just one more TV show, pretty please.”
But for that second excuse, Netflix aims to let parents actually say yes by offering quick 5-minute shows that kids can watch in preparation for bed.
The brand-new feature currently contains three episodes of Dinotrux 5 Minute Favorites. This allows parents to strike up a deal, letting their kids watch one more episode of TV as long they go to bed right after.
To get access to these videos, parents simply need to search for “5 Minute Favorites” on Netflix.
If you’re having a problem getting your kids to bed, don’t feel bad, because Netflix conducted a global survey of 7,000 parents from seven different countries and found that 61% of parents experience kids who try to stall bedtime. You certainly aren’t alone.
Of course, not all parents will want their children watching additional TV before bed, but it’s always nice to have options, and this is definitely one that’s worth a shot.
Does this sound like a good solution to you? Would you let your kids watch these 5-minute favorites? Let us know in the comments!