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Disney Movies

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Children love to watch TV. For them, what they see on the TV monitor is one of their ultimate forms of entertainment. However, not all programs are suited for the development of children. This is the reason why many experts suggest that parents should carefully choose what their kids are watching. This is to ensure that they are getting something valuable from it like what Disney movies give. I also let them watch Muppets movies as the music is great and they sing and dance along with the movie.

Since it was established, Walt Disney Company or simply called ‘Disney’ has always been a choice for parents and teachers when it comes to providing entertainment to young children. This is because Disney has made its mark in creating movies that are meant to instill positive values among children. Many of you probably remember the Mickey Mouse Club. Well you will remember if you are in my age group. I still sing the song to the grandkids.

The power of movies

In this day and age where kids are preoccupied by modern gadgets, it is very important for parents to make and effort to ensure that their children will learn something valuable. For parents and teachers who want to teach children about good values, they should be more creative in finding ways how to do it.

Experts agree that one of the best ways that you can teach a child something is when you do it his or her way. Since you will be dealing with young kids, there will be resistance if you would plainly tell him or her about what is wrong and what is right. My grandchildren especially like acting out stories.

These days, many parents and teachers don’t realize the power of movies in their kids. If you want kids to learn so many things, you should allow them to watch Disney movies and shows like A Dog with a Blog. Some of the TV shows are not as value oriented and are more suited to teens than young children. My daughter-in-law still enjoys all the Disney movies and shows. It is good that some of us never grow up and still can enjoy these shows and movies.

Here are some of the reasons why parents and teachers should let young kinds watch Disney movies:

1. It fosters imagination. All Disney movies are made to make its viewers imagine things that are beyond the usual. One good movie that would foster kids’ imagination is “Aladdin” who is a young lad who fell in love with a princess named Jasmine. However, they can never be married because the princess should only marry a prince. But everything turned out well when a genie came into the picture and granted Aladdin three wishes. It’s a good movie to makes kids imagine because it features entertaining characters such as the flying carpet.

2. It fuels the drive to dream and go after that dream. For children, dreaming is innate. But as they grow older, they tend to forget how to hold on to their dreams. To instill the value of having a dream and how to go after it, you can let them watch Disney movies about the power of dreaming such as “Up.” Released in 2009, the movie tells a story of Carl Fredricksen who had enough courage to go after his dream despite old age and lack of resources.

3. It instills that value of kindness. Although kindness is something innate, children sometimes don’t develop it because of so many factors such as proper guidance from the parents and influence of other kids. To help him or her develop this attitude, you can let him watch Disney movies that tell about genuine kindness such as “Mary Poppins” which is a story of a nanny who uses magic to transform ordinary lives into something extraordinary through kindness.

I include videos of the Jones Family Travels because they demonstrate all the fun you can have at the Disney Parks, Universal, Sea World and on the Disney Cruises. If you haven’t subscribed to their youtube videos, I highly recommend you subscribe and follow them in their travels.

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Shopping for Disney Items

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Going to the parks is such fun and finding lots of items you just would love to buy but you do have financial limitations so pass on and leave that special item behind. There are places in Orlando that you need to consider when you are visiting and doing your shopping for souvenirs. You will find lots of off brand merchandise in the International Drive shops but to find Disney items I recommend going to the Disney Character Warehouse stores. There are two of them in Orlando and they are both located in the outlet malls.

It is easier to get to the one by the Basilica as you can park in the back or ride one of the buses that goes there from many of the hotels. The one at the end of International Drive is a bit harder to get to as parking is usually a nightmare. They do have valet parking but I am frugal so tend to fend for myself. The Character Warehouse is toward the center of the mall but it is well worth the walk.

Check out this video of shopping at the outlet malls. It is such fun to go to the outlets as the change merchandise frequently and I always find something that is currently in the park as well as the Character Warehouse.

Of course if you are talking shopping you cannot pass up Amazon. I found a few new jewelry items that I especially liked this week. The little bracelets are all the rage with young girls and these were a couple of my favorites:

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Star Wars is Coming

We always love Star Wars week-end so in preparation we are ordering many of the molds. We had some fun with the latest addition as once it was frozen, we gave the frozen ice to the dog Copper, who thought they were balls for his play time. We really enjoyed watching him try to move them around the house. This is a picture of the end product from our mold983UTYJR (35) My granddaughter loved this and had fun filling the molds and putting them in the freezer. Also thought we could use them for bath bombs and chocolate. Awfully big chunks of chocolate but that didn’t seem to be a problem for her.

If you are planning to visit during Star Wars Week-end, I don’t have the schedule yet, but here is the celebration poster for London.
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and this is something you might see:
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Be sure to check out the molds in the shop as we are adding new Disney ones every week. We use them for cakes, chocolate, ice, soap and bath bombs so far. As we open them, we will share them with you.

Please comment and let us know what you would like to see in the shop and what you would like us to shop for in Orlando. I am often at Downtown Disney, any of the parks and of course, the Disney outlet store. If you are looking for something special, I love shopping and will try to find it for you.

Hope you get to visit for Star Wars!!