Friday, June 13, 2014
Fan Favorite Friday: Disney Princesses
If you have a daughter between the ages of three and 14, no introduction to the Disney princesses is necessary.
In fact if you've ever met or been a kid, you likely have a passing familiarity with Disney's roster of royalty.
The Disney princesses have an approval rating that no real-life royal family could ever match, making them the perfect subject for this Fan Favorite Friday. (And, remember, you can borrow any and all of these movies, books and CDs from Mentor Public Library.)
Now, the first thing one must know about the Disney princesses is that there are levels to immersion. One begins, of course, with the movies: Snow White, Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, Brave, The Princess & the Frog, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Pocahontas, Mulan and Tangled.
(Disclaimer: With all due respect to Sofia the First, The Ice Princess, Tinkerbell and personal favorite Princess Vanellope Von Schweets, only the royalty pictured above are official Disney-sanctioned princesses. Expect to see the ladies from Frozen join them soon.)
However, if your kid loves Aurora or Mulan or Merida or any of this royal coterie, you've probably already memorized the movies and maybe even the sequels.
That's why we have the Princess Story DVDs that you can borrow. (Perfect for themed birthday or Halloween parties.) And the Disney Princess volumes. And the Sing-A-Long Song videos.
The princesses also feature in a panoply of books—everything from 5-minute stories for bed time to the Princess Encyclopedia for the exhaustive. Princess Tiana even has a cookbook for kids.
If your child prefers something more interactive, there are also Disney princess games: pre-reading games for the young'ns and The Enchanted Journey for kids who are a bit older.
And if your child has already watched the movies, read the books and played the games, there's always the music. (That is, if you or your child need a break from the Frozen soundtrack.)
There are Disney Christmas albums, tea party albums, fairy tale songs, Spanish recordings and, por cierto, original soundtracks. If you need somewhere to start, may I recommend the Disney Princess Ultimate Song Collection?
So the next time your kid is in a Disney mood, we have dozens of ways to indulge them. Let them put on their tiara, have a tea party, sing "Part of your World" and watch a classic.
After all, we all deserve to feel royal sometimes.
Come back each week for a new Fan Favorite Friday.