While April might be the time we normally get our kids outside a bit more as the weather turns warmer, this year we’ve got plenty of extra time for streaming as schools and activities are canceled across the region. And since you can only watch “Frozen 2” so many times, here are few other picks to check out during April.
‘Black Panther,’ Disney+
The other major blockbuster film that recently landed on Disney+, “Black Panther” is still one of the best superhero movies of all time. If your older kids need a break from the exploits in Arendelle, why not pop over to Wakanda?
‘Lego Masters,’ Hulu
This reality show competition features Will Arnett — who will delight kids who recognize him as the voice of Lego Batman and parents who can only see him as the one-and-only Gob Bluth — and a number of incredibly talented builders taking on challenges brick-by-brick. Catch up on the season so far on Hulu.
‘Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal’ & ‘You vs. Wild,’ Netflix
These interactive versions of the popular shows can give your cooped-up kids a chance to do more than just veg out in front of the TV. In ‘Carmen,’ your kids get the chance to make choices for the eponymous hero as she tries to rescue her friends from V.I.L.E.
Though it’s been available for since last spring, in ‘You vs. Wild,’ Bear Grylls takes the typical adventuring and gives it a choose-your-own-adventure spin. If your kids are anything like my 5-year-old, after a few episodes you’ll find yourself envisioning your own “interactive challenges” for your kids as they traverse their daily chores. Getting dressed never seemed so death-defying!