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9 Nugget couch alternatives for parents who want one now

If you don't have the lightning-fast reflexes to nab a Nugget Comfort couch, you can get your hands on one of these just-as-fun alternatives.

If you’ve got kids in the house and an Instagram addiction, you’ve likely heard of the elusive Nugget play couch, the unicorn of the children’s furniture world. The versatile, modular sofa lets little ones get creative by building elaborate forts and gives them a comfy spot to lounge on movie nights. Once the pandemic hit, you probably even considered trying to get your hands on a Nugget—only to discover that securing one depends on winning a lottery and the competition is fierce. But  guess what? There are other versions available that are just as fun and far less stressful (virtual school aged us enough for one year, TYVM). Check out our favourite Nugget alternatives below:

The Whatsit Kids Foam Sofa

Photo of a modular kids couch set up as two chairs on a rug

Photo: Wayfair

Let your kids get creative with this modular sofa, and when they’re done playing, they can configure it into their own separate chairs for quiet time. Plus, the slip covers are machine washable!
$520, wayfair.ca

The Joey

Photo of a yellow play couch on a rug

Photo: Chew Chew Baby Roo

The half moon pillow that comes with this set is the perfect arm rest, and if you want to give kids even more options, Chew Chew Baby Roo offers extra cushion sets with different shapes like half-circle rockers, trapezoids and triangular wedges.
$300, chewchewbabyroo.com

The Cushy Couch

Photo of a family lounging and reading books on a modular play couch

Photo: Cushy Couch

Available in eight chic colours, the Cushy Couch goes perfectly with any decor. They also offer an expansion kit for even more fort-building fun!
$399, cushycouch.ca

The Figgy

Photo of a modular play couch

Photo: Shenanigan Kids

The cushions on this play couch easily velcro together to create all kinds of configurations. Plus, the cushion covers have built-in waterproof liners for mess-free play. Keep an eye out for Canadian shipping to become available later this year.
$279 US, shenanigankids.com

Jaxx Zipline Playscape

Photo of two kids playing on a modular play couch set up like a space ship

Photo: Jaxx

The perfect addition to any playroom, the Zipline Playscape is available in eight vibrant colours that will have your kids’ imaginations running wild!
$295 US, jaxxbeanbags.com

IGLU Soft Play Shapes Activity Toys

Photo of a foam play area

Photo: Amazon

These anti-slip blocks are as easy to clean as they are likely to stoke the creativity of your little ones, who can climb, build or just lounge around.
$290, amazon.ca

SoftScape Climber

Photo of a foam play area with a tunnel

Photo: Wayfair

What kid doesn’t love crawling through a tunnel? This play set is the perfect way for little climbers to get their energy out in a soft and safe environment.
$422, wayfair.ca

Milliard Tri-Fold foam folding mattress

Photo of a toddler sitting on a foldable cushion couch

Photo: Amazon

Available in four different mattress sizes, this clever design folds to create a couch with a back cushion. Kids can use it as a play mat or a sofa, and when guests pop by the larger sizes double as a bed.
$63-$206, amazon.ca

IKEA SLÄKT folding mattress

Photo of a foldable mattress

Photo: Ikea

This easy-to-store mattress is perfect for movie night and doubles as a mattress for sleepovers. We suspect crafty kids could also MacGyver some kind of fort with a few extra props.
$99, ikea.com

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Binge-watch after bedtime: What's coming to Netflix Canada in March 2021

A bunch of new content is coming your way in the next month. Here's everything that'll be new on Netflix Canada in March 2021.

ARASHI’s Diary Voyage, Episode 24

As the voyage comes to an end, the guys reflect on their final moments as a group before their hiatus, capping off an amazing 21-year run with one last live stream concert. This is the finale episode of this series started in December 2019. Available in March

The Yin Yang Master

A feud erupts between realms, and Yin Yang master Qing Ming teams up with disgraced guard Yuan Boya to vanquish a demonic threat as a conspiracy looms. Available in March

10 Years

Available March 1

Blanche Gardin: Bonne Nuit Blanche

Available March 1

Coroner, Seasons 1-2

Available March 1

Diana

Available March 1

Happy Feet Two

Available March 1

Hit & Run

Available March 1

How to Be a Latin Lover

Available March 1

Jonah Hex

Available March 1

Just One of the Guys

Available March 1

Mary, Queen of Scots

Available March 1

Abla Fahita: Drama Queen

An innocent fugitive, Abla Fahita gets separated from her children. The illustrious diva will stop at nothing to clear her name and reunite with them. Available in March

Power Rangers Beast Morphers, Season 2

Available March 1

RocknRolla

Available March 1

Rush Hour

Available March 1

Rush Hour 2

Available March 1

S.W.A.T.

Available March 1

Serendipity

Available March 1

Shazam!

Available March 1

The American

Available March 1

The Bucket List

Available March 1

The Karate Kid Part II

Available March 1

The Karate Kid Part III

Available March 1

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell

Featuring rare footage and in-depth interviews, this documentary celebrates the life of The Notorious B.I.G. on his journey from hustler to rap king. Available March 1

The Mask of Zorro

Available March 1

The Pianist

Available March 1

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Available March 1

Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: A New Arrival

Available March 1

Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: World of Tomorrow

Available March 1

Trickster, Season 1

Available March 1

U.S. Marshals

Available March 1

Welcome to Marwen

Available March 1

When Calls the Heart, Season 5

Available March 1

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

Available March 1

Word Party, Season 5

Party with animal babies Franny, Bailey, Kip, Lulu and Tilly as they learn new words and life lessons in English and Mandarin through song and dance! Available March 2

Moxie

Inspired by her mom’s rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school. Available March 3

Murder Among the Mormons

Salt Lake City, 1985. A series of pipe bombs kills two people and severely injures another, jolting the epicenter of the LDS Church. The murders send further shockwaves through the community when a trove of early Mormon letters and diaries are found destroyed in the vehicle of the third victim, Mark Hofmann, a renowned collector of rare documents, including the infamous White Salamander Letter—an artifact whose contents threatened to shake the very foundations of Mormonism. As Hofmann fights for his life, investigators race to uncover the truth. Directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and Tyler Measom (An Honest Liar), MURDER AMONG THE MORMONS is the first comprehensive look at one of the most shocking crimes to have ever taken place among the Mormon community and the criminal mastermind behind it all. Available March 3

Being John Malkovich

Available March 3

Blue Crush

Available March 3

Fletch

Available March 3

Friday Night Lights

Available March 3

How To Build A Girl

Available March 3

Oblivion

Available March 3

Pitch Perfect

Available March 3

Pitch Perfect 2

Available March 3

Scarface

Available March 3

Dealer

Tensions erupt when two filmmakers infiltrate an area ruled by gangs to shoot a music video for a rapper in this gritty found-footage series. Available March 10

Take Me Home Tonight

Available March 3

The Tale of Despereaux

Available March 3

The Flash, Season 7

New episodes available every week starting March 4

Pacific Rim: The Black

After Kaiju ravages Australia, two siblings pilot a Jaeger to search for their parents, encountering new creatures, seedy characters and chance allies. Available March 4

City of Ghosts

Meet the Ghost Club! Their adventures take them all around Los Angeles as they interview ghosts, solve problems and learn about their city’s history. Available March 5

Dogwashers

When a narco past his prime refuses to pay a debt to an upstart, only a secret stash of money can save his men. But guess what the gardener just found? Available March 5

Nevenka: Breaking the Silence

This docuseries examines Spain’s historic 2001 lawsuit, in which city councilor Nevenka Fernández accused Mayor Ismael Álvarez of sexual harassment. Available March 5

Sentinelle

Transferred home after a traumatizing combat mission, a highly trained French soldier uses her lethal skills to hunt down the man who hurt her sister. Available March 5

Vice

Available March 5

Yes, God, Yes

Available March 5

Ladies in Black

Available March 6

Bombay Begums

From boardrooms to society’s margins, five ambitious women from various walks of life navigate dreams, desires and disappointments in modern Mumbai. Available March 8

Bombay Rose

Escaping from child marriage, a young club dancer living in the streets of Bombay, must choose between fending for her family and finding love with a boy orphaned by the militancy. Painted frame by frame and woven delicately through music, a red rose brings together three tales of impossible loves. Love between two dreamers tested by duty and religious divides. Love between two women. Love of an entire city for its Bollywood stars. Based on true events, the film, in documentary fashion, explores the ruthlessness of a society where the love and life that reigns on the big screen can crush you in its mean streets. Bombay Rose is directed by Gitanjali Rao and produced by Cinestaan Film Company/Les Films d’ici. An award-winning festival favorite, it was the first Indian animated film ever selected to open Venice Critics Week; it was also selected by the Toronto International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival, and an award winner at the Chicago and Mumbai Film Festivals. Available March 8

The Guest

Available March 9

The Houseboat

Musicians and friends Fynn Kliemann and Olli Schulz spend two difficult years trying to restore the home of singer Gunter Gabriel to its former glory. Available March 9

StarBeam, Season 3

StarBeam is back with her family and favorite sidekicks to defend Somerset from all the wacky villains trying to stir up trouble and spoil the fun! Available March 9

Last Chance U: Basketball

From Greg Whiteley (Cheer) and the team behind Emmy-winning Last Chance U comes LAST CHANCE U: BASKETBALL, an honest, gritty look inside the world of community college basketball. Over the course of eight episodes, viewers will follow the East Los Angeles College Huskies (ELAC) in their high stakes chase to an unprecedented California state basketball championship. Led by passionate head coach John Mosley, the ELAC team is made up of former D1 recruits and powerhouse athletes hustling to prove themselves for a last chance to fulfill their dreams of playing at the next level. But the team is tested as the players battle adversity, inner demons, and emotions on and off the court. Available March 10

Marriage or Mortgage

A wedding planner and a real estate agent compete to win the hearts and budgets of spouses-to-be. Will they pick fairy-tale nuptials or a dream home? Available March 10

The Block Island Sound

Available March 11

Coven of Sisters

Basque Country, 1609. To postpone their execution, a group of women accused of witchcraft lure their inquisitor into witnessing the witches’ Sabbath. Available March 11

Love Alarm, Season 2

Longing for resounding proof of her feelings, Jojo sets out to uninstall the shield and make the app ring for her one true love. Available March 12

The One

Love—and lies—spiral when a DNA researcher helps discover a way to find the perfect partner, and creates a bold new matchmaking service. Available March 12

Paper Lives

In the streets of Istanbul, ailing waste warehouse worker Mehmet takes a small boy under his wing and must soon confront his own traumatic childhood. Available March 12

Paradise PD, Part 3

The not-so-honorable police officers of Paradise engage in dog blackmail, sperm theft, doughnut shop intimidation and many more unspeakable crimes. Available March 12

YES DAY

Always feeling like they have to say NO to their kids and co-workers, Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a YES DAY—where for 24 hours the kids make the rules. Little did they know that they’d be going on a whirlwind adventure around Los Angeles, that would bring the family closer to each other than ever before. Available March 12

The Curse of La Llorona

Available March 14

A Call to Spy

Available March 15

Bakugan: Armored Alliance

Available March 15

The Last Blockbuster

Available March 15

The Lost Pirate Kingdom

The real-life pirates of the Caribbean violently plunder the world’s riches and form a surprisingly egalitarian republic in this documentary series. Available March 15

Shithouse

Available March 15

Zero Chill

Talented teen figure skater Kayla is forced to leave everything behind when her family follows her twin brother, Mac, to a prestigious hockey academy. Available March 15

RebellComedy: Straight Outta the Zoo

The comics of RebellComedy take the stage and tackle topics including mistaken identities, being the “funny” kid and anatomically interesting starfish. Available March 16

Waffles + Mochi

Curious puppet pals Waffles and Mochi travel the world exploring the wonders of food and culture while learning how to cook with fresh ingredients. Available March 16

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

Reenactments drive this documentary investigating the mastermind behind a scam to sneak the kids of rich and famous families into top US universities. Available March 17

Under Suspicion: Uncovering the Wesphael Case

This true-crime series follows the high-profile court case of Belgian politician Bernard Wesphael, who was accused of murdering his wife in 2013. Available March 17

The Wedding Guest

Available March 17

B: The Beginning Succession

When Keith is abducted and a friend from Koku’s past resurfaces, Killer B returns and everyone is pulled into a conspiracy involving the crown. Available March 18

Cabras da Peste

Two wildly mismatched cops from different Brazilian states are forced to work together to take on a gang operating in both of their homelands. Available March 18

Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American

Tennessee-born comedian, actor, and podcast host Nate Bargatze is back with his second hour-long Netflix original comedy special, Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American. Nate reflects on being part of the Oregon Trail generation, meeting his wife while working at Applebee’s and the hilariously relatable moments of being a father and husband. Available March 18

Skylines

Available March 18

Alien TV, Season 2

Alien reporters Ixbee, Pixbee and Squee return to Earth, where they learn about more odd human customs and inventions like trains and fashion. Available March 19

Country Comfort

An aspiring young country singer finds the band she’s been missing when she takes a job as a nanny for a musically talented family. Available March 19

Formula 1: Drive to Survive, Season 3

During a shortened 2020 season, Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and other top drivers pursue checkered flags as COVID-19 turns the world upside down. Available March 19

One Small Problem

The love of his life hates kids. So when his 9-year-old daughter suggests she pretend to be his sister… what could go wrong? Available March 19

Sky Rojo

On the run from their pimp and his henchmen, three women embark on a wild and crazy journey in search of freedom. From the creators of “Money Heist.” Available March 19

Navillera

A 70-year-old with a dream and a 23-year-old with a gift lift each other out of harsh realities and rise to the challenge of becoming ballerinos. Available March 22

Loyiso Gola: Unlearning

South African comedian Loyiso Gola serves up practical philosophy and filter-free humor as he tackles topics like race, identity and world politics. Available March 23

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Available March 23

Seaspiracy

Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species—and uncovers a sinister global conspiracy. Available March 24

Who Killed Sara?

After 18 years in prison, Álex takes his revenge on the Lazcano family, who framed him for the murder of his sister Sara to save their reputation. Available March 24

Caught by a Wave

After falling in love at a beachside summer camp in Sicily, a painful truth inspires two teenage sailing enthusiasts to live their lives to the fullest. Available March 25

DOTA: Dragon’s Blood

After encounters with a dragon and a princess on her own mission, a Dragon Knight becomes embroiled in events larger than he could have ever imagined. Available March 25

Secret Magic Control Agency

Hansel and Gretel of fairy tale fame—now acting as secret agents—must use magic, clever thinking and teamwork on a mission to find a missing king. Available March 25

A Week Away

Troubled teen Will Hawkins (Kevin Quinn) has a run-in with the law that puts him at an important crossroad: go to juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. At first a fish-out-of-water, Will opens his heart, discovers love with a camp regular (Bailee Madison), and sense of belonging in the last place he expected to find it. Available March 26

Bad Trip

In a hidden-camera comedy from the producer of “Bad Grandpa,” two pals embark on a road trip full of funny pranks that pull real people into the mayhem. Available March 26

Croupier

Available March 26

Honest Thief

Available March 26

The Irregulars

In 19th-century London, a group of misfits works to solve supernatural crimes at the behest of Dr. Watson and his elusive partner, Sherlock Holmes. Available March 26

Magic for Humans by Mago Pop

Illusionist Mago Pop takes to the streets of Barcelona, where he amazes folks of all ages and walks of life with tricks that inspire delight and wonder. Available March 26

Nailed It!: Double Trouble

When two clueless cake “artists” team up, the reveals are even more ridiculous. From best buds to brothers and sisters, these bakers are twice as bad. Available March 26

Bill & Ted Face The Music

Available March 28

Gods of Egypt

Available March 29

Rainbow High, Season 1

Available March 29

Octonauts & the Ring of Fire

When lava-spewing volcanoes start a chain reaction of disasters across the ocean, the Octonauts must work together to save their sea creature friends. Available March 30

Haunted: Latin America

Real people’s terrifying tales of the chilling, unexplained and paranormal come to life with dramatic reenactments in this reality series. Available March 31

What’s Leaving:

Leaving March 1:
Jaws
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Revenge
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Legacy
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Ultimatum

Leaving March 3:
Rectify, Seasons 1-4

Leaving March 7:
A Star Is Born

Leaving March 30:
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Madagascar
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Spy Kids
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
Spy Kids 3: Game Over
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Leaving March 31:
Peppa Pig, Seasons 1-5

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What's new on Disney+ Canada for kids and families in March 2021

Disney+ is always adding to their library of movies, TV shows and shorts to watch. Here's what your family can look forward to in March 2021.

New content is coming to Disney+! The streaming service from Disney has announced which new TV shows and movies will be added to its lineup next year, and of course that means more options for the whole family, including the new movie Raya and the Last Dragon on Premier Access plus new titles for grown-ups from their new content brand STAR (which parents are able to lock for kids through the parental controls). There are quite a few things to look forward to in March, so check out the full lineup with specific release dates below.

But first, an important note: The age recommendations offered below are approximate. Every kid is different, and you’re the best judge of what’s appropriate and what your kid can handle.

Titles for kids:

Raya and the Last Dragon

Best for: 6+
Raya and the Last Dragon takes us on an exciting, epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together long ago in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world—it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well. With Premier Access for $34.99, viewers can watch Raya and the Last Dragon starting on March 5 before it’s available to all Disney+ subscribers.

Doc McStuffins: The Doc Is In

Best for: 4+
In this animated special, Doc McStuffins interacts with real kids, families and medical professionals about healthy habits. Available March 12

Big Hero 6 The Series, Season 3

Best for: 7+
Hiro and Baymax, along with friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6, protecting their city from scientifically-enhanced villains. Available March 19

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, Season 1

Best for: 8+
In present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan Morrow  is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex, set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay, they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game. New episodes available every Friday starting March 26

Inside Pixar, Batch 3

Best for: 10+
A documentary series of personal and cinematic stories that provide an inside look into the people, artistry, and culture of Pixar Animation Studios. Available March 26

WandaVision

Best for: 10+
Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. Season finale available March 5

Marvel Studios: Assembled

Best for: 10+
Marvel Studios: Assembled is a comprehensive documentary series that chronicles the creation of Marvel Studios’ thrilling new shows and theatrical releases. Journey behind-the-scenes of productions such as WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki via exclusive on-set footage. Assembled is an immersive, and in-depth examination of the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Available March 12

Marvel Studios: Legends

Best for: 10+
Marvel Studios: Legends serves as an exciting refresher for the various heroes and villains making their way to the highly anticipated streaming shows premiering on Disney+, setting the stage for the upcoming adventures. Available March 12

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Best for: 12+
Sam Wilson (a.k.a. The Falcon), and Bucky Barnes (a.k.a. The Winter Soldier) team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience. New episodes available every Friday starting March 19

Flicka 2

Best for: 8+
Carrie’s life takes a turn when she moves from the city to her father’s ranch in Wyoming. Soon, she forms a bond with Flicka, a mustang whose free spirit matches her own. Available March 5

Flicka: Country Pride

Best for: 7+
Toby and his horse Flicka find work at a stable owned by Kelly. Soon Kelly’s daughter bonds with Flicka and decides to train him for a competition. But, first they must deal with many adversities. Available March 5

Love, Victor

Best for: 13+
Set in the world of the 2018 film Love, Simon, this series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city and exploring his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school. New episodes available every Friday in March

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Best for: 12+
A young boy named Jake discovers a house full of children with supernatural powers run by Miss Peregrine. Soon, he must help protect their home from terrifying enemies called Hollowgasts. Available March 12

Gnomeo & Juliet

Best for: 5+
Separated by a garden fence and a feud, are blue gnomes on one side and red gnomes on the other. This doesn’t stop blue Gnomeo and red Juliet from falling in love with each other. Do they have a future together? Available March 26

Own the Room

Best for: 9+
Own the Room follows five young star students on their journey to win one of the world’s most prestigious competitions for student entrepreneurs. From disparate corners of the planet, the competitors take their big ideas to Macau, China, host of one of the most prestigious entrepreneurship competitions in the world, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. Santosh is from a small farming town in Nepal; Alondra works the register at her family’s bakery in Puerto Rico; Henry is a programming wiz from Nairobi; Jason is a marketing machine from Greece; and Daniela is an immigrant escaping the crisis in Venezuela, taking on the chemical industry from her lab at NYU. They’ve each overcome immense obstacles in pursuit of their dreams, from hurricanes to poverty to civil unrest. Their ideas have already changed their own lives, but are they ready to change the world? Available March 12

Jane

Best for: 9+
Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall—a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists. Available March 12

Titles for grown-ups:

Disney+’s new STAR content brand is generally geared towards grown ups, so the following titles aren’t recommended for kids, but again, every kid is different, and you’re the best judge of what’s appropriate and what your kid can handle.

The Aftermath

Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house. Available March 5

Love In The Time of Corona, Season 1

Four interwoven stories about the search for love and connection during a time of quarantine. Available March 5

Helstrom

Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity – each with their attitude and skills. New episodes available every Friday in March

Solar Opposites

A family of aliens move to middle America, where they debate whether life is better there or on their home planet. New episodes available every Friday in March

Genius, Season 2

The life stories of history’s greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius. Available March 19

Grown-ish, Season 3

A spinoff of ABC’s Black-ish, Zoey Johnson is off to college and must live outside the nest, dealing with drugs, sex, and relationships along the way. New episodes available every Friday in March starting March 19

Code Black, Seasons 1-3

The staff of the LA County Hospital emergency room treat patients under difficult circumstances. Available March 26

Ghost Whisperer, Seasons 1-5

A newlywed with the ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of the recently deceased overcomes skepticism and doubt to help send their important messages to the living and allow the dead to pass on to the other side. Available March 26

The Help

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. Available March 26

Taste The Nation with Padma Lakshmi, Season 1

Host Padma Lakshmi takes audiences on a journey across America, exploring the rich and diverse food culture of various immigrant groups, seeking out the people who have so heavily shaped what American food is today. Available March 26

Animal Fight Night, Seasons 5-6

Animal Fight Night features battles between some of the biggest, baddest and often surprising fighters in the wild. National Geographic dissects the science behind the fight tactics and weapons that human champions wouldn’t and couldn’t employ. Available March 12

Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER, Season 1-7

Follow Dr. Susan Kelleher and staff as they treat all forms of exotic animals at her, hospital in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Available March 12

Before the Flood

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet. Available March 19

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16 kids’ movies and shows that are new on Netflix Canada in March 2021

Every month, Netflix Canada adds family-friendly shows and movies for your kids to stream. Here's what's coming up in March 2021.

Netflix Canada has announced which new TV shows and movies it will be adding to its lineup next month and, of course, that means more options for kids! There are a bunch of titles to look forward to in March, including Michelle Obama’s new show Waffles + Mochi, new seasons of StarBeam and WordParty and plenty of kids’ movies like Pokémon Detective Pikachu and The Tale of Despereaux. Check out the full lineup with specific release dates below.

But first, an important note: The age recommendations offered below are approximate. Every kid is different, and you’re the best judge of what’s appropriate and what your kid can handle.

Still from the show Starbeam showing two animated kids looking shocked at a giant foot belonging to a yeti

Photo: Netflix

StarBeam, Season 3

Best for: 4+
StarBeam is back with her family and favourite sidekicks to defend Somerset from all the wacky villains trying to stir up trouble and spoil the fun! Available March 9

Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: A New Arrival

Best for: 4+
With a technology fair in Sodor, Thomas and the Stream Team tackle a flurry of tasks—but can they complete their deliveries before the grand opening? Available March 1

Still from the show Word Party showing four animate animals dancing in a living room

Photo: Netflix

Word Party, Season 5

Best for: 3+
Party with animal babies Franny, Bailey, Kip, Lulu and Tilly as they learn new words and life lessons in English and Mandarin through song and dance! Available March 2

Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: World of Tomorrow

Best for: 4+
Amid special demonstrations in Sodor, Thomas and the gang worry they’ll be replaced by new inventions until a mission shows how useful they really are. Available March 1

Still from the show Alien TV showing three animated aliens standing on a road wearing green top hats

Photo: Netflix

Alien TV, Season 2

Best for: 7+
Alien reporters Ixbee, Pixbee and Squee return to Earth, where they learn about more odd human customs and inventions like trains and fashion. Available March 19

Bakugan: Armored Alliance

Best for: 8+
Dan Kouzo and his crew of heroic brawlers battle both challengers and powerful, evil forces as they work to protect humans and the Bakugan. Available March 15

Still from the show City of Ghosts showing an animated kid standing next to a ghostly figure who is smiling

Photo: Netflix

City of Ghosts

Best for: 7+
Meet the Ghost Club! Their adventures take them all around Los Angeles as they interview ghosts, solve problems and learn about their city’s history. Available March 5

Shazam!

Best for: 11+
After being abandoned at a fair, Billy constantly searches for his mother. His life, however, takes a huge turn when he inherits the superpowers of a powerful wizard. Available March 1

Still from the show Country Comfort showing a family band rehearsing in their basement

Photo: Netflix

Country Comfort

Best for: 8+
An aspiring young country singer finds the band she’s been missing when she takes a job as a nanny for a musically talented family. Available March 19

Rainbow High, Season 1

Best for: 8+
With Grit, Love, Action and Moxie (G.L.A.M.), the students of Rainbow High combine their unique creative skills and work together to achieve their unlimited dreams today. Available March 29

Still from the show Octonauts and the Ring of Fire showing an animated polar bear surrounded by penguins looking worried

Photo: Netflix

Octonauts & the Ring of Fire

Best for: 4+
When lava-spewing volcanoes start a chain reaction of disasters across the ocean, the Octonauts must work together to save their sea creature friends. Available March 30

Happy Feet Two

Best for: 4+
When the penguins face a new threat, Mumble, with the help of his family and friends, decides to bring together the entire penguin population in order to save their species. Available March 1

Still from the show Secret Magic Control Agency showing two animated kids standing in front of a magic mirror

Photo: Netflix

Secret Magic Control Agency

Best for: 8+
Hansel and Gretel of fairy tale fame—now acting as secret agents—must use magic, clever thinking and teamwork on a mission to find a missing king. Available March 25

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Best for: 7+
After the demise of his father, Tim travels to Ryme city where he runs into his father’s Pokemon partner, Pikachu. They team up and try to work on the case left unfinished by Tim’s father. Available March 23

Promo photo from Michelle Obama's new netflix show Waffles and Mochi showing Michelle posing with three puppets. One is a yeti wearing a scarf with a waffle on their head, another is a bee wearing glasses and a necktie and the last is a little pink ball of mochi

Photo: Netflix

Waffles + Mochi

Best for: 5+
Curious puppet pals Waffles and Mochi travel the world exploring the wonders of food and culture while learning how to cook with fresh ingredients. Available March 16

The Tale of Despereaux

Best for: 5+
Three unlikely heroes: a misfit mouse, an unhappy rat and a servant girl find their fate intertwined with that of a princess. Available March 3

LAST CALL!

Netflix takes things off the platform every month, and sadly, this time a few popular kids’ franchises are getting the chop. All three Madagascar movies (Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted) and all four Spy Kids movies (Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, Spy Kids 3: Game Over and Spy Kids: All the Time in the World) are leaving the platform on March 30th. Lastly, on March 31st, seasons one through five of Peppa Pig will also be gone. Luckily there’s still the whole month left to enjoy them as a family. Everyone to the couch!

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15 ways to keep kids active indoors (even if you don't have much space)

Here's how to keep your kids off the couch, even if you don't have much space.

Thanks to the colder weather and shorter days, snuggling up on the coach to watch TV is even more tempting than usual. No matter what Mother Nature brings, it’s important to note, however, that your kiddos need to keep moving.

As you know, a successful nap time isn’t the only reason it’s important for your kids to burn off energy. When they get enough active play, there’s a marked improvement in their cognitive abilities, academic behaviour and overall attitude, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. And since Canada was assigned a D+ in physical activity for 2020 (following years at a D-) in a ParticipACTION report by the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, it’s more important than ever to encourage our kids to incorporate physical activity into their day. (Preschoolers need at least 180 minutes of physical activity each day, while kids aged five to 17 need 60 minutes of mild to moderate exercise a day.)

With the help of some of our resourceful readers, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favourite indoor activities kids can play to stay active.

1. Freeze Dance

Who doesn’t like a good dance party? Shaking it off to a few favourite jams is a surefire way to get your kids off the couch. To brush up on listening skills, try freeze dance. The rules are simple: dance when the music plays and when the designated DJ stops the music, everyone freezes.

2. Learn Some Moves

Thanks to helpful how-tos on YouTube, it’s now easier than ever to learn how to (properly) bust a move. You can learn how to do Fortnite dances or even try to teach your preschooler how to do the moon walk. The opportunities really are endless!

3. Balloon Volleyball

Make a net by tying a piece of yarn from one chair to another. Then blow up a balloon and start practising those serving skills! Change things up a bit by kicking or head-bumping the balloon.

4. Book-Worm Workout

Story time doesn’t have to be just a bedtime ritual. Pick a book that has a word that’s often repeated. For example, choose the word “hat” if you’re reading The Cat in the Hat. Every time the word comes up in the story, get your kid to do a jumping jack.

5. Hallway Soccer

You don’t need a backyard to play a game of soccer. Start by setting up a net on opposite ends of the hallway by placing some masking tape on the floor. After dividing into teams, grab a small plastic ball and let the fun begin.

6. Crab Carry

When bad weather has you dreaming of sunnier times on the beach, play crab carry. Teach your little one how to walk like a crab by placing their palms and feet to the floor while raising their stomach up to face the sky. Staying in that pose, let them see how long they can balance something like a bean bag on their belly. Crab races are also another fun option.

7. Yoga JENGA

Use a pencil to write down a yoga move on each JENGA block. Set up the tower and play the game as usual, but every time a block is pulled out, every player has to do the specific yoga move. If the tower falls, do the plank for 30 seconds.

8. Hula Hoop

As long as you make sure that you’re not too close to furniture or breakables, hula-hooping is a great indoor activity that helps strengthen your child’s core muscles. If you’re looking to switch things up a bit, try hula-hooping while walking backward, or spin the hoop around your ankle or arm.

9. Broom Hockey

Similar to hallway soccer, use masking tape to set up a net on opposite ends of the hallway. Divide into two teams, making sure every player has a small broom. Use a tennis ball as your hockey puck. The first team to get 10 points wins.

10. Marble Toe Race

Find two large bowls, fill the first bowl with water and place some marbles inside. Ask your little guy to pick up the marbles and place them in another bowl by using only his feet. The first one who can get all the marbles in the other bowl wins. If you don’t want to get your floors wet, lay towels on the floor, or skip the water component entirely.

11. Set Up A Maze

Turn the hall into a “laser” maze with yarn. Zig-zag yarn from varying heights and challenge your kids to get across without touching the laser.
– Jolene Vanthuyne from Saskatoon

12. Use the Wii Fit

“We use our Wii Fit. My girls actually get excited when the forecast calls for a rainy day so they can stay inside and beat each other’s score on the ski jump or hula hoop challenge. It even gets me up and moving as well, to make sure my score still remains at the top.”
– Leslie Munro from Halifax

13. Jump on the Bed 

“If it’s been gross for several days, I will let him jump on his bed to help burn some of the energy. But most of the time, we dress for the weather and head outside.”
– Amanda Engstrom from Edmonton

14. Make Activity Stations 

“Indoor activity stations! I make signs and each ‘area’ has an activity: jumping jacks, crawling through tape/rope, planking etc. Set a timer, then rotate through the stations.”
– Becky Stanisic from Ottawa

15. Check out GoNoodle

“As a teacher, I recommend the website GoNoodle for rainy days. Tons of physical activities that you can do in a small space!”
– Jenn Tobin from Whitby, Ont.

This article was originally published online in March 2018.

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How to create the ultimate home gym—for your kid

School-aged kids should be getting at least an hour of exercise each day, which can feel impossible to achieve in lockdown. This gear will help them get moving.

When the pandemic first hit, free weights, tension bands and Peloton bikes quickly became hot commodities—and for good reason. It didn’t take a team of experts to prove that keeping active (especially when you’re in lockdown) is not only good for your body, but also your mental health. Over the summer, the focus turned to kids with trampolines, bikes and other outdoor gear being cleared off store shelves. But with the long Canadian winter stretching out before parents, it’s getting harder to get the kids to go outdoors to be active.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite active toys—in a range of different price points—for getting your little one’s blood pumping indoors.

$25 and under

Frozen II Bop Bag

box for kids punching bag

Photo: Toys”R”Us

$10, toysrus.ca

Goofy Foot Light-Up Hoop

different sized coloured hula hoops

Photo: Canadian Tire

$10, canadiantire.ca

Paw Patrol Hopper

paw patrol bouncer

Photo: Toys”R”Us

$15, toysrus.ca

Ollyball 12″ Indoor Ball

indoor ball with box

Photo: Mastermind

$20, mastermindtoys.com

Busa Play tunnel

kids play tunnel

Photo: Ikea

$20, ikea.com

Lustigt tag game with vest and balls

two girls playing tag game

Photo: Ikea

$25, ikea.com

$50 and under

Fantasy Hoppers Inflatable Bouncing Unicorn Pink

unicorn shaped bouncer

Photo: Well.ca

$30, well.ca

Printed-design Cotton Rug

rug with hopscotch design

Photo: H&M

$30, hm.com

Electronic Fun Boxing Set

kids inflatable punching bag

Photo: Mastermind Toys

$35, mastermindtoys.com

Playskool Sit ‘n Spin Classic Spinning Activity Toy

green spinning toy for toddlers

Photo: Amazon

$45, amazon.ca

Plufsig Folding gym mat

pink gym mat for kids

Photo: Ikea

$50, ikea.com

VTech Count & Win Sports Center

electronic sports centre

Photo: Vtech

$50, toysrus.ca

$100 and under

Playzone-Fit Tri-Flyer

kids glider toy

Photo: Mastermind Toys

$55, mastermindtoys.com

Little Tikes Pogo-It

Kid on pogo-it ball bouncer

Photo: Canadian Tire

$60, canadiantire.ca

Wooden disc swing

young girl on swing in house

Photo: Simons

$65, simons.ca

Hockey sticks (set of 2)

hockey sticks with knit balls

Photo: Simons

$68, simons.ca

Little Tikes – Easy Store 3 ft Trampoline

kids trampoline with support bar

Photo: Toys”R”Us

$70, toysrus.ca

$100 or more

KidBoard Balance Board Classic

Photo: Kidboard Balance Board

$125, hsktkids.ca

Deluxe indoor playground

$160, gym1.net

Pikler Triangle

girl sliding down wooden indoor play structure

Photo: The Montessori Room/Facebook

From $299, themontessoriroom.com

Little Tikes Splash ‘n Spray Bouncer indoor/outdoor

indoor bouncy castle

Photo: Little Tikes

$380, indigo.ca

Cushy Couch

kid jumping on play furniture

Photo: Cushy Couch/Facebook

$399, cushycouch.ca

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25 great Valentine's Day gifts for him

Show the main man in your life how much he means to you with one of these awesome Valentine's Day gift ideas. You can thank us later.

Wondering how to make Valentine’s Day in lockdown feel special this year? We’re rounded up some of our favourite Valentine’s day gifts for him. Happy shopping!

1. Dash Heart Mini Waffle Maker

heart-shaped waffle maker

Photo: Crate & Barrell

$20, crateandbarrel.ca

2. Smart Rope Pure By Tangram Factory

smart skipping rope and app on phone

Photo: Tangram Factory

$80, indigo.ca

3. The Fundamentals Collection

sleek kitchen utensil set in walnut and black

Photo: West Elm

$263, westelm.ca

4. A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Barack Obama book cover

Photo: Crown Publishing Group

$55, adifferentbooklist.com

5. R+Co Motorcycle Flexible Hair Gel

hair gel with leather jacket print on it

Photo: Miraj Hammam Spa

$37, miraj-hammam-spa.myshopify.com

6. Google Chromecast with Google TV

couple watching TV as shown from the back of TV with chrome cast device

Photo: Google

$70, store.google.com

7. “Everything Bagel” Love & Friendship Card

"You're my Everything" card with bagel illustration

Photo: The Made in Canada Store

$6, madeincanadastore.ca

8. Nespresso Stockholm Fortissio Lungo

cup of coffee with capsule and sleeve

Photo: Nespresso

$9/sleeve of 10 capsules, nespresso.com

9. Lego Art The Beatles

The Beatles themed Lego set for adults

Photo: Lego

$150, toysrus.ca

10. XOXO Mini Favourites

box of Valentine's Day chocolates

Photo: Purdy’s

$12, purdys.com

11. Takeaway Mug Stone

neutral travel mug

Photo: Goodee

$24, goodeeworld.com

12. Original Park Slim Sweatpant

man wearing forest green track suit

Photo: Roots

$74, roots.com

13. The Connect Game

game about connecting

Photo: Nordstrom

$36, nordstrom.ca

14. Fellow Pour-Over Kettle

copper pour over kettle

Photo: Old Faithful Shop

$130, oldfaithfulshop.com

15. Antoni in the Kitchen cookbook

cookbook from Antoni Porowski from Queer Eye

Photo: Amazon

$37, amazon.ca

16. KWRN Shower gel

two bottles of stylish shower gel

Photo: KWRN

$14, krwn.co

17. Philips One by Sonicare

battery operated toothbrushes in pretty colours

Photo: Philips

$35, philips.ca

18. Cheese Master

$76, victorinox.com

19. Schaf Arctic Mud Mask

face mask in jar

Photo: The Detox Market

$50, thedetoxmarket.ca

20. Vegan Leather Briefcase

stylish man holding tan briefcase

Photo: Lambert

$145, designlambert.com

21. Gradient Speckle Stainless-Steel Tumbler (20 oz)

large tumblr with gradient pattern

Photo: Starbucks

$39, starbucks.ca

22. Nordmarke Triple pad for wireless charging

wireless phone charger

Photo: Ikea

$50, ikea.com

23. Patagonia Powder Town Beanie

cozy winter hat with pom pom

Photo: Nordstrom

$55, nordstrom.ca

24. Men’s terry slippers

grey terry slip-on slippers for men

Photo: Indigo

$30, indigo.ca

25. Alpine Cedar Soap

pale blue square of soap in alpine cedar scent

Photo: Maple & Lather

$19, mapleandlather.com

 

25 fun Valentine’s Day gifts for kids

Show your little ones some love with these sweet Valentine's Day gifts.

For many kids, February 14th is just another day to eat treats and make heart-shaped crafts. This year, show them some extra love with one of these fun Valentine’s Day gifts for kids.

1. Snuggle Puppy Board Book by Sandra Boynton

cover of "snuggle puppy" board book by Sandra Boynton

Photo: buybuy Baby

$9, buybuybaby.ca

2. Newborn Onesie

onesie with "Cuter than Cupid" print

Photo: Joe Fresh

$7, joefresh.com

3. Kinder Surprise Heart

heart-shaped kinder surprise treat

Photo: Well.ca

$4, well.ca

4. Craft Kits

silicone bead craft kits

Photo: Cara & Co.

$33, carasupply.com

5. Shark Print Sweater for Toddlers

sweat shirt with sharks eating hearts print

Photo: Old Navy

$23, oldnavy.ca

6. Mr. Beary + Beanie Set

young girl holding bear with matching toque

Photo: Red & Olive

$95, redandoliveco.com

7. Thames and Kosmos Creatto Starlight Kitty & Cutie Crew Light-Up Crafting Kit

light up building craft kit

Photo: Thames & Kosmos

$25, indigo.ca

8. Personalized Book

personalized kids books

Photo: Wonderbly

$43, wonderbly.com

9. Different is Good Baby Onesie

mom and baby wearing matching t-shirt and onesie

Photo: Kids Swag

$25, kidsswag.ca

10. Valentine Love Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutters

heart-shaped cookie cutters

Photo: Crate & Barrel

$8/set of three, crateandbarrel.ca

11. Kinetic Sand 1lb Metallic Rose Gold

rose gold-coloured kinetic sand

Photo: Toys”R”Us

$15, toysrus.ca

12. Family Scavenger Hunt Card Game

box for Family Scavenger Hunt game

Photo: Toys”R”Us

$9, toysrus.ca

13. Babiators Heart Sunglasses

heart-shaped kids sunglasses

Photo: Babiators

$30, westcoastkids.ca

14. Stems swaddle

baby sleeping in colourful swaddle

Photo: xylem x loom

$30 (with all proceeds going towards Meagan’s HUG), xylemloom.com

15. Skateboard indoor swing

skateboard indoor swing

Photo: Simons

$120, simons.ca

16. Dinosaur Valentine’s Day Cards (with tattoos)

dinosaur valentine's day cards and temporary tattoos laid out on decorated table

Photo: Amazon

$16, amazon.ca

17. Meri Meri Love Hearts Enamel Hair Slides

heart hair clips

Photo: Meri Meri

$18, kolkid.ca

18. Playzone-Fit Obstacle Course

obstacle course setup kit for kids

Photo: Playzone-fit

$70, mastermindtoys.com

19. The Love Book Interactive Book

kids laying on the floor with Valentine's Day themed books

Photo: Chatbooks

From $12 US, chatbooks.com

20. Personalized Wood Bowling Set

personalized wooden bowling set

Photo: Etsy

From $60, etsy.com

21. Fisher Price 5 Pack Bodysuit Giftbox

gift pack of colourful onesies for baby

Photo: Walmart

$23, walmart.ca

22. Lego Dots Secret Holder

cat-shaped container made of Lego

Photo: Lego

$25, lego.com

23. Hello Bello Valentine’s Bundle (with Love Boat box)

baby in heart print diapers and box shaped like boat with hearts

Photo: Hello Bello

From $85/7 packs of diapers and 4 packs of plant-based wipes, hellobello.ca

24. Melissa & Doug Temporary Tattoos

box of metallic temporary tattoos

Photo: Amazon

$8, amazon.ca

25. 3-Pack Scrunchies

three scrunchies with heart print

Photo: H&M

$5, hm.com

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Binge-watch after bedtime: What's coming to Netflix Canada in February 2021

A bunch of new content is coming your way in the next month. Here's everything that'll be new on Netflix Canada in February 2021.

Sisyphus

An unfathomable incident introduces a genius engineer to dangerous secrets of the world—and to a woman from the future who’s come looking for him. Available in February

Vincenzo

A man caught in the middle of an Italian mafia war flees his adopted home for his South Korean birthplace where he finds more than one reason to stay. Available in February

Bachelorette

Available February 1

Boy Erased

Available February 1

Brimstone

Available February 1

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Available February 1

Final Destination 5

Available February 1

Friday

Available February 1

Friday After Next

Available February 1

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Available February 1

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Available February 1

Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready, Season 2

Once again, Tiffany Haddish will introduce six of her favorite comedians to Netflix members around the world with a second season of the Emmy-nominated stand-up comedy series They Ready. Available February 2

Léon: The Professional

Available February 1

Love Jacked

Available February 1

Mortal Engines

Available February 1

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Available February 1

The NeverEnding Story

Available February 1

Next Friday

Available February 1

Parks and Recreation, Seasons 1-7

Available February 1

RED

Available February 1

RED 2

Available February 1

The Roommate

Available February 1

Spanglish

Available February 1

Stepmom

Available February 1

Kid Cosmic

In this animated series from the creator of “The Powerpuff Girls,” an odd, imaginative boy acquires superpowers after finding five cosmic rings. Available February 2

Mighty Express, Season 2

The mega missions continue for the Mighty Express trains—from hauling giant dinosaur bones and a baby octopus to tracking down a hidden treasure! Available February 2

All My Friends Are Dead

A group of friends at a New Year’s Eve party go through a whirlwind of events that expose secrets, break hearts – and leads to a shocking outcome. Available February 3

Babe

Available February 3

Black Beach

A lawyer with a promising future is forced to deep dive into his past when he agrees to negotiate with an old friend turned kidnapper.  Available February 3

The Boy Next Door

Available February 3

Firefly Lane

Tully and Kate meet as young girls on Firefly Lane and become inseparable best friends throughout 30 years of ups and downs. Available February 3

Nanny McPhee

Available February 3

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

Available February 3

The Nutty Professor

Available February 3

Pitch Black

Available February 3

Red Dragon

Available February 3

Role Models

Available February 3

After We Collided

Available February 5

Hache, Season 2

One year later, Hache grabs a chance to start up a heroin production lab, but conspiring associates and a troublemaking relative complicate her plans. Available February 5

Invisible City

While investigating a mysterious death, a man is drawn into a battle between the human world and a realm inhabited by mythical creatures. Available February 5

The Last Paradiso

In 1950s Italy, a passionate free spirit dreams of love, justice and a better life till a forbidden affair threatens everything. Based on real events. Available February 5

Little Big Women

A family grapples with the passing of their estranged father and the remnants of the life he led during his absence. Available February 5

Malcolm & Marie

As a filmmaker and his girlfriend return home from his movie premiere, smoldering tensions and painful revelations push them toward a romantic reckoning. Available February 5

Space Sweepers

Chasing after space debris and faraway dreams in year 2092, four misfits unearth explosive secrets during the attempted trade of a wide-eyed humanoid. Available February 5

Strip Down, Rise Up

In an effort to reclaim their bodies and lives, a group of women explore the intersections of movement and meaning in a powerful pole dancing program. Available February 5

The Yin-Yang Master: Dream Of Eternity

When a demonic serpent reawakens, the Yin-Yang Masters must solve a murder mystery and protect their realms from a dark conspiracy at the royal court. Available February 5

Rust Valley Restorers, Season 2

Available February 6

Nadiya Bakes

Delightful cakes and heavenly breads pop from the oven as Nadiya Hussain returns to baking, her happy place, and spotlights creative kindred spirits. Available February 12

The Sinner: Jamie

Available February 6

Dinner with Friends

Available February 9

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

From director Joe Berlinger (Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Paradise Lost), Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is the first season in a new documentary series that deconstructs the mythology and mystery surrounding infamous locations in contemporary crime. For nearly a century the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles has been linked to some of the city’s most notorious activity, from untimely deaths to housing serial killers. In 2013 college student Elisa Lam was staying at the Cecil when she vanished, igniting a media frenzy and mobilizing a global community of internet sleuths eager to solve the case. Lam’s disappearance, the latest chapter in the hotel’s complex history, offers a chilling and captivating lens into one of LA’s most nefarious settings. Available February 10

The Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman

In Paris, two dysfunctional dealers use family ties to try to boost their small drug business in this crass comedy based on the webseries. Available February 10

Capitani

Detective Luc Capitani investigates the mysterious death of a teenager after her body is found in the forest near a village in northern Luxembourg. Available February 11

Layla Majnun

While in Azerbaijan, Layla, an Indonesian scholar, falls for Samir, an admirer of her work—but her arranged marriage stands in the way. Available February 11

Red Dot

On a hiking trip to rekindle their marriage, a couple find themselves fleeing for their lives in the unforgiving wilderness from an unknown shooter. Available February 11

Squared Love

A celebrity journalist and renowned womanizer starts to rethink his life choices after he falls for a mysterious model who leads a double life. Available February 11

Buried by the Bernards

In 2017, Ryan Bernard opened the doors to R Bernard Funeral Services, offering complete, yet affordable funeral packages to help his community deal with exponentially high funeral costs. With family dra-medy at the center, the family-owned and operated business provides their community top tier care, service and comfort with a side of laughter in the toughest of times. In this line of work, the Bernards can’t neglect supporting each other and have their own special recipe for preserving their relationships – it’s one part understanding, a pinch of sarcasm, and a heaping spoonful of blatant honesty. This unorthodox funeral home is only outmatched by the unconventional Bernard family themselves. Available February 12

To All The Boys: Always And Forever

It started with an old love letter—and turned into a new romance. What does the future hold for Lara Jean and Peter? Available February 12

Creed II

Available February 12

Hate by Dani Rovira

From the Soho Theater in Málaga, actor Dani Rovira presents his most honest, unfiltered and preposterous vision of today’s human being. Available February 12

Xico’s Journey

A girl, a dog and her best pal set out to save a mountain from a gold-hungry corporation. But the key lies closer to home, with her sidekick pup, Xico. Available February 12

The Crew

The crew chief in a NASCAR garage finds himself at odds with the tech-reliant millennials brought in to modernize the team. Starring Kevin James. Available February 15

Unhinged

Available February 15

Teen Titans Go!, Season 5

Available February 16

Behind Her Eyes

A single mom becomes entangled in a twisted mind game when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while bonding with his mysterious wife. Available February 17

Hello, Me!

Miserable and unsuccessful, a woman thinks she’s lost all her spark—until one day, her spunky younger self appears in front of her demanding change. Available February 17

MeatEater, Season 9 Part 2

Steve sets his sights on game such as mule deer, duck, wild turkey, bear and moose in travels that take him to hunting hot spots across the US. Available February 17

Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Movie

When a protective fence enclosing a South African animal sanctuary unexpectedly loses power, Bear Grylls gets called in to help. An interactive special. Available February 16

Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan

A popular manga creator becomes enmeshed in paranormal events while conducting research: Stand User Kishibe Rohan visits Italy, goes bankrupt and more. Available February 18

Vikings, Season 4

Available February 18

Tribes of Europa

In 2074, three siblings set out to change the fate of Europe after a global catastrophe fractures it into countless microstates fighting for dominance. Available February 19

Classmates Minus

The plight of middle-aged men is told through the individual yet intertwined stories of four high school classmates dealing with personal struggles. Available February 20

If Beale Street Could Talk

Available February 20

Stan & Ollie

Available February 20

Brian Regan: On The Rocks

Comedian Brian Regan is trying to understand absurdities around him. In his second Netflix comedy special, Brian Regan: On The Rocks, the legendary comedian confronts his befuddlement with animals, people, dinner parties, Reiki healers, and his recent realization that he has O.C.D. Available February 23

Pelé

This documentary tells the story of world-renowned footballer Pelé, his quest for perfection and the mythical status he has since attained. Available February 23

Canine Intervention

Canine Intervention follows renowned Oakland dog trainer, Jas Leverette, as he runs Cali K9, one of the top dog training facilities in California. Using his unique training methods and techniques, each episode will feature Jas as he works with a variety of dogs and their owners to fix their obedience and behavior issues. Jas works with all breeds, he’s never turned a dog away, and he can correct even the most extreme behavior issues. Available February 24

Geez & Ann

A sensitive and independent girl falls for a mysterious dream boy and yearns for the one thing everyone wants in a relationship—commitment and love. Available February 25

High-Rise Invasion

A teen girl is teleported to a high-rise rooftop where she must choose between four dangerous options in a battle for her survival. Available February 25

Bigfoot Family

Bigfoot’s now a big deal. So when he goes missing, his shy but tech-savvy teen son must take on an evil CEO to save his family and a wildlife preserve. Available February 26

Caught by a Wave

A summer fling born under the Sicilian sun quickly develops into a heartbreaking love story that forces a boy and girl to grow up too quickly. Available February 26

Crazy About Her

After spending a wild night together, Adri discovers the only way to see Carla again is to become a patient at the psychiatric center where she resides. Available February 26

Ginny & Georgia

Hoping for a fresh start, teenage Ginny and her mother, Georgia, settle in a new town. But the secrets in Georgia’s past jeopardize their endeavor. Available February 24

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Available February 28

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked!, Season 12

Available February 28

Unabomber – In His Own Words, Season 1

Available February 28

What’s Leaving:

Leaving February 4:
Bring It On
Bring It On Again
Bring it On: All or Nothing
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
Bring It On: In It to Win It

Leaving February 28:
Braveheart
Dragons’ Den, Seasons 11-14
La La Land

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25 lovely Valentine's Day gifts for her

Want something more than just flowers to show your love some love? Get her one (or more!) of these unique Valentine's Day gifts and she'll love you forever.

This year, it’s all about pampering the one you love. These self care gifts will not only show her that you care, but also give her an excuse to spoil herself. Check out our favourite Valentine’s Day gifts for her.

1. Infiniti x Ashley Candle Co Valentine’s Day Custom Candle

valentine's day candle on pink background

Photo: Infiniti x Ashley Candle Co.

$19, ixacandleco.com

2. The Robe

women wearing linen robe

Photo: Flax Sleep

$98, flaxsleep.com

3. Innisfre Youth Enhancing Serum with Black Tea

youth enhancing serum

Photo: Innisfree

$49, innisfree.com

4. Ceramic hanging planter

hanging planter

Photo: Simons

$20, simons.ca

5. Red Electric Toothbrush

attractive woman smiling while holding red toothbrush

Photo: Bruush

From $99, bruush.com

6. Bala Set of 2 Weighted Bangles

pink weighted bangles for exercise

Photo: Nordstrom

$64, nordstrom.ca

7. Custom Family Portrait

portrait of couple expecting a baby

Photo: Etsy

From $58, etsy.com

8. Tea Towel (set of two)

two-toned tea towels

Photo: Kotn

$30, kotn.com

9. Blow Me a Kiss Bubble Blower

lips-shaped bubble blower for bath

Photo: Lush

$14, lushusa.com

10. Upswing Full Volume Mascara

rose gold mascara

Photo: Bite Beauty

$37, sephora.com

11. Cutie Oils

nicely packaged cuticle oil

Photo: Cutie Oils

$20, cutieoilsco.square.site

12. Pollinators Set of 3 wax wraps

pretty package of 3 wax food wraps

Photo: Goldilocks

$30, goldilockswraps.com

13. Love Sweet Love Gift Box

red gift box of assorted candies

Photo: Squish Candies

$12, squishcandies.ca

14. Sleep Wellness Roll-On

oil to help you sleep

Photo: Province Apothecary

$32, provinceapothecary.ca

15. Everlast Yoga Essential Kit

Yoga kit with mat, blocks and band

Photo: Everlast

$50, everlast.ca

16. Beauté Majestique gel-to-milk cleanser

luxurious red facial cleanser and mask

Photo: OKOKO Cosmetiques

$140, okokocosmetiques.com

17. Goddess Goals | Self-Care Kit

gift set in pretty box

Photo: Saje

$38, saje.com

18. Vegan Leather Changing Mat

rose coloured vegan leather changing pad

Photo: Yuuma

$23, yuumacollection.com

19. Pink Swirl Bangle, Pandora Rose

rose gold bangle with pink stone

Photo: Pandora

$195, ca.pandora.net

20. Brooks Dare Racerback Bra

red two-toned sports bra

Photo: MEC

$85, mec.ca

21. Hula Girl Red Label Espresso Roast

bag of coffee with art on it

Photo: Hula Girl

$28, hulagirlespresso.com

22. Sugarwish Personalized Candygrams

gift sets of candy with Valentine's Day decor

Photo: Sugarwish

From $20 US, sugarwish.com

23. Fancy Face Lovebird Bundle

Valentine's Day beauty bundle on pink background

Photo: Fancy Face

$100, fancyface.ca

24. I Heart You Cleansing Kit

reusable makeup remover pads

Photo: Swoon Skin

$24, amazon.ca

25. Smash + Tess Jilly Jogger and Harris Hoodie

Jillian Harris wearing pink romper

Photo: Smash + Tess

$145, smashtess.ca