Boo found a new series of books to read. He picked up the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid last week and read straight through it in one sitting. I gather we'll be picking up some more titles soon! Since he had a busy week at camp last week, and it's kind of dreary outside today, we decided to have a low-key movie day, and he chose to watch "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," which we found on Netflix.
This is the third movie from the books and focuses on Greg's summer vacation. It is, naturally, full of mishaps and the expected embarrassments that come with being a middle-schooler. There's a love interest, misbehaviour, a falling out with a friend, and complicated situations with the parents. Of course older brother Roderick plays a key and annoying role in Greg's life too. The movie offers a good mix of laughs and cringe-worthy moments and ends up with some good lessons for kids and parents alike. It is light and silly, much like the books, and it will entertain the kids while not annoying the heck out of the parents. Important in this type of movie!
What does this have to do with Canada? The movie was filmed in Vancouver and Coquitlam, BC, and it features Canadian actor, Devon Bostick, as Roderick.
Netflix Canada has great Canadian content for the kids to enjoy. As we celebrate Canada's birthday this month, why not introduce your brood to some of these titles. All of these shows were either filmed in Canada, take place in Canada, like Are You Afraid of the Dark, or were created here. O Canada!
For the Big Kids
- Are You Afraid of the Dark?
- Johnny Test
- Black Hole High
- Alpha and Omega
- Erky Perky
- Eliot Kid
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
For the Wee Ones
- Franny's Feet
- The Busy World of Richard Scarry
- Super Why!
- Animal Mechanicals
- Monster Math Squad
- Team Umizoomi
- Thomas and the Magic Railroad
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