Ronnie's Awesome List presents a guest post by Linsly Donnelly of SmartFeed, offering media tips for families this Halloween.
Boo! My favorite season – Halloween – has arrived. The air crackles with pumpkin spiced fall flavor and crooked candle lit grins.
A family favorite tradition – costume consideration.
Last night we sunk into the couch, orange skeleton blanket draped around huddled shoulders, and commenced… online costume recon. One and half hot chocolates later we emerged with:
- A football player (1st grader),
- A girl Pikachu (2nd grader…)
- and – with much parental angst – a “gore-free” ….headless horseman.
Our 5th grader: “Come oooonn, Mom, I want to be scary. super scary. Ok, not too bloody – but scary - that’s what Halloween’s about right?”
Mmmmm - I’m not so sure. Young Kids + Super Spooky does not often = a good night’s sleep – for any of us.
With costumes in check, it’s time to queue up fantastic Halloween tales – movies, shows, apps and books – to get “just the right amount” of spooky underway.
And, for that, we dive into SmartFeed.
On SmartFeed – we make it easy for users to dial up – or dial down – the topics and themes in kids’ media titles to build customized media playlists – “just right” for each child
Like all parents, we know every child is unique. Their interests, maturity, sensitivities vary by child by age and…often by topic. What delights and engages one child, sends another child into a tail spin - especially when it comes to spooky Halloween themesWe highlight the good stuff and give you links to all the information you need to make the best media choices with your kids.
To savor the Halloween season - check out our collection of fun kid-friendly Halloween content movies + TV shows + apps and books - some silly, some spooky.
Our Halloween collection focuses on kids 1-13+. For scarier content - it's a great time to use SmartFeed’ filtering tools to find "just right" titles for your family.
Remember: you can filter our entire database of 30,000 movies, TV shows, apps and books for whatever topics, age and media sources - Netflix, Xfinity, Apple TV, Amazon, and more.
Have a favorite Halloween media title or list for your family? Share them with me – Linsly@thesmartfeed.com!
And, please, email me with any questions about how SmartFeed can help. I'm personally available to make custom lists for your families needs.
Cheers to your Halloween play- and finding just the right amount of spooky for your kids!
Cackles and grins to you!
Linsly Donnelly, mom of three, is a start-up veteran. Aside from being co-founder and C.O.O. of Joann.com and C.M.O. of Wine.com, she is now the founder and CEO of SmartFeed, which offers parents better control over what their kids watch, play and share. Connect with SmartFeed on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.