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Written by Dan Istvanik

Spring has sprung with a fresh set of movies, music, and trends.

Spring movies offer plenty of choices from superheroes to the remakes of classics. The music scene comes with familiar names and some mature themes.

The online trends and influencers continue to reign in impacting your home, so we created a resource just for you- #trendingparenting.

#Trendingparenting is a quick (because who has time in the middle of spring sports?) monthly help for parents to keep up with pop culture in your kid’s world.

This month, April’s trends include The Top 5, links for additional information, plus a bonus sneak peek of new release movies and Netflix originals coming soon.

We have also included links at the end to help you find family-focused reviews and complete, unedited lyrics.

Please keep in mind this information is real-world; therefore, unedited. Some of the content, topics, and words may be offensive.

Trending Movies for Early April

(According to Box Office Mojo)

  1. Us (R)
  2. Captain Marvel (PG 13)
  3. Wonder Park (PG)
  4. Five Feet Apart (PG-13)
  5. How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

Coming Soon Movies for April

(According to MovieFone)

  • Shazam! (PG-13) –  April 5
  • Missing Link (PG) – April 12
  • Little (PG-13) – April 12
  • Disney Nature: Penguins (G) – April 17
  • Avengers: End Game (NR) – April 26

Trending Songs for Early April

(According to Billboard Hot 100)

  1. “7 Rings” – Ariana Grande (see video & lyrics)
  2. “Without Me” – Halsey
  3. “Sunflower” (from Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse) – Post Malone
  4. “Wow” Post Malone
  5. “Please Me”Cardi B & Bruno Mars

Trending Most Downloaded Songs for Early April

(According to Official Charts)

  1. “Someone You Loved”Lewis Capaldi
  2. “Giant” Calvin Harris & Rag N Bone Man
  3. “Don’t Call Me” Mabel
  4. “Just You and I” Tom Walker
  5. “Sucker” Jonas Brothers

Trending TV Shows for Early April

(According to Neilsen)

  1. NCIS
  2. The Voice
  3. 60 Minutes
  4. FBI
  5. NCIS: Los Angeles

New/Notable on Netflix in April 

(See a full list at Geek.Com)

  • Ultraman Series (Season 1)
  • Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (Special)
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Series (Season 1, Part 2)
  • Black Summer Series (Season 1)
  • Unicorn Store (Netflix Original Movie)
  • Someone Greater (Netflix Original Movie)

Trending Video Games Bought for Console and PC for Early April

(According to Neilsen)

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Fortnite
  3. Days Gone
  4. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  5. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Trending YouTube Videos for Early April

(According to YouTube)

  1. Markiplier Answers the Web’s Most Searched Question (Wired)
  2. Bill & Ted: Face the Music Announcement (Orion Pictures)
  3. Recreating My Followers Makeup Looks (James Charles)
  4. Stranger Things 3: Official Trailer (Netflix)
  5. Nursery Makeover Part 2 (Mr. Kate)

Trending Free iTunes Apps For Early April

(https://www.apple.com/itunes/charts)

  1. Tomb of the Mask
  2. Go Fish
  3. Hello Stars
  4. Instagram
  5. Snapchat

Helpful Resources Sites for Reviews and Research

Written by DAN ISTVANIK, who is our lead content writer and a 5th to 8th-grade pastor in Lancaster, PA. He has been working in youth ministry for over 22 years, serving churches in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Virginia. He is a speaker, ministry coach, writer, and contributing to a variety of other great ministry resources. He shares daily middle school ministry specific resources, and hints on his own site “The Middle Years”  at middleyearsministry.com.