When we watch Netflix, my kids are on the edge of their seats waiting to see what happens next. It makes you wonder, what would happen if they were in charge? Well, thanks to Netflix’s new interactive story telling for kids, you don’t have to wonder anymore. You can see for yourself! It’s like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book, but on the big screen. How cool is that? One of the first stories you can try it on is Puss in Boots.

This is how it goes: 

You sink into the sofa and fire up Netflix. You settle in to watch everyone’s favorite swashbuckling feline Puss in Boots. You chuckle as Puss in Boots finds himself in the story of Goldilocks with the Three Bears staring at him.

And then… you’re asked to make a choice:

Should these bears be friends or foes?

They get to decide! They hold the power! They hold the remote!

Starting with Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile,  Netflix members are in control of the plot. When Silicon Valley engineers and Hollywood geniuses get together, the results are phenomenal!

The concept is starting with children’s programming, but imagine if it continued on to more grownup fare! That could happen down the road. With this new technology, instead of just watching, you get to be a part of the story. You’re in the Director’s seat.  You can even use your iPhone or iPad to interact with the story! Big screen, small screen, you decide! Your kids get to drive the story while you drive the minivan!  Which story will you try out first? Tell me all about it in the comments!

Disclosure: I am part of the Netflix StreamTeam and they provide perks for sharing about my family’s viewing habits. That being said, the excitement about this new entertainment option is all mine!