For my freshman year of high school, a new building opened. We would be the first graduating class to have attended the school for all four of its years. And we were excited. Our class was close, and had a lot of fun planning strategies for taking down the other classes in highly competitive pep rallies where we chanted along to the tune of Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You.’
And I still can’t hear Queen without thinking fondly of my classmates.
I’ve introduced my kids to classic rock, country, contemporary Christian, Broadway musicals and so many other genres of music to help them form their own connections like that. Music transcends time – and it builds memories. I love finding new ways to introduce old songs to my kids.
The new Netflix Original series, Beat Bugs is fun way to introduce your kiddos to the music of the Beatles. My kids really enjoyed the quirky bugs (Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz and Walter) and the kid-friendly storylines featuring music recorded by some of today’s top artists including Jennifer Hudson, P!nk, Sia, and Eddie Vedder. Among the songs we heard in episodes of Beat Bugs are Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Penny Lane, and All You Need is Love.
Even if you don’t have little ones at home, this new animated series will be a fun family favorite for all ages.
Whatever type you love, music makes memories. Check out the series and let me know what you think. And while you’re at it, sing a few Beatles songs with your kiddos, and share a photo or video of you all rocking out like the Beat Bugs on social media, tagging it with the #BeatBugs hashtag and let me know you did by tagging me @ColleenKessler or dropping me a line with the link.
I’ll choose a winner randomly from all the entries submitted by August 25th and one lucky rocker family will win a six month subscription to Netflix! Start singing! (The giveaway has ended – congratulations, Kaylene!)
I am a member of the #StreamTeam, which means that I was provided a Netflix subscription in exchange for writing about the ways we use it in our home and homeschool. All opinions are mine, though, and actually, we’ve used Netflix in our homeschool since the beginning. I love it, and had been a subscriber for years before joining the team. It’s fun to have a reason to share about these great resources now…
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