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It's official our home has become a Disney Junior household and we couldn't be happier! As all of my readers know, we were ecstatic when our cable provider brought us Playhouse Disney and in an effort to improve their programming and offer all of our children more of what they love, they have just changed from Playhouse Disney to Disney Junior as of May 6th, 2011. What does this mean exactly? Well, you're going to notice a new logo, some new shorts, slight modifications (improvements!) to existing shows and advertisements and, best of all, the addition of some incredible programming!
A'hoy Mateys! That's what we have to say about that! Well, actually in pirate speak my 2 year old has begun saying "Arrr" because that's what a pirate says, or so I've been informed! All of this pirate talk has been born from the long awaited new Disney Junior program called Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Very simply put: Greatest. Show. Ever! Traditionally, pirates and their fables have been reserved for children that are older than the preschool stage but with Disney Junior program called Jake and the Neverland Pirates,, the excitement, fun and whimsy of Captain Hook and the gang is brought to life for preschoolers. My daughter couldn't love it more and I will admit that I do think it's the cutest thing that she very quickly picked up on the them song and sings along with it absolutely perfectly. It's cute and, as a Mom, I love that she is interacting with wholesome, child-friendly programming from a network that we can all trust. I love that her imagination is challenged and that she truly is engaged in something that the entire family enjoys watching!
Another addition is Mickey's Mousekersize which I spoke about in a previous post on behalf of Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior and since that post our family has had so much fun and laughed so hard while getting up off the couch and getting active with Mickey and his gang for a little while. And a little hint to all the moms out there - when you have other kids over for a playdate and the moms would just like to relax for a little while and chat over a cup of coffee, turn on Mickey's Mousekersize and let the kids really shake their sillys out! This is awesome when the munchkins are starting to get a little unruly and really need to focus and release some energy and they'll absolutely love you for letting them workout with Mickey! Don't you love being the best mom in the world? So just set your vcr's or, if you're lucky like us, your pvr and keep some episodes on hand - you'll thank me when you get to drink your coffee while it's still hot!
And let's not forget the original Canadian series, Stella and Sam. This cartoon actually is reminiscent of the styling of cartoons from my youth and, even in the absence of all of the high energy, vivid colours, Stella and Sam. engages, teaches and encourages children of all ages. I adore it and, of course, do love that it's as Canadian as you and I! I've found that it's a great show to turn on when you're trying to get your kids to calm down at the end of the day and I've often found myself using it as the bedtime show while my daughter has her milk and cookies. She loves to sit on the couch with Mommy and snuggle while we enjoy relaxing to the great adventures of Stella and Sam.!
And now for some super exciting news - to celebrate the launch of Disney Junior and the arrival of Disney Junior program called Jake and the Neverland Pirates, I have the pleasure of hosting a giveaway where one (1) of my Canadian readers will win a family pass (two adult and two child admissions) to check out the latest release of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides coming out later this month!
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Baby it's cold outside! As my little girl says "Brrrrr!" And so you know, it must be true as she's not even 2! Well, we are in Canada and it is March, which means it's still winter and it's just plain yucky. It's gray and dirty and cold and icy and who in the world would want to go out there? This is definitely the time to stay inside but it's pretty challenging to find ways to make activities fun and energetic and healthy for our kids when all we're longing for are those lazy, hazy days of summer.
But we're not quite there yet - so what do we do? I like to think that I'm a creative person so I make sure that we have a healthy mix of learning, craft time, electronics (munchkin loves my iPad!) and physical activity. We have daily "dance offs!" The music comes on, the tutus come out and off we go till our fancy feet can't take anymore! It's fun and certainly moments that I will never forget. And the good old-fashioned Simon Says is a classic that can literally go on forever. I always find that one combines both physical activity with learning so it's a must-do every day.
Oh and if you've never heard of Dance Star Mickey, you should get yourself to the toy store and check him out. I'll admit he's a bit pricey but, in the end, worth every penny! He even does the moonwalk! The neat thing that he does though is plays Mickey Says with your child, he dances with your child and gives instructions that are received very well, even by my 23 month old who is under the suggested age range. Grandpa couldn't resist getting it for her for Christmas and, until now, she wasn't so sure about but these last few days, Dance Star Mickey is the "it" toy in our household and Mom and Dad don't mind so much because it gets her on her feet and keeps her moving.
Playhouse Disney Canada is also gearing up to get your child on their feet and moving to the beat and they're bringing Mickey Mouse along for all the fun! Did you know that starting on March 5th, 2011 (tomorrow - Yay!) there's a new short series starting on Playhouse Disney Canada and it's called Mickey's Mousekersize! I'm sure by now you're all familiar with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and the Hot Dog Song that I'll even admit to singing in the shower just because it's so catchy. Fun fact - did you know that Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is the very first television series to star Mickey Mouse in computer generated animation. Pretty neat!
In Mickey's Mousekersize, Mickey leads the Clubhouse gang, including Minne, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto in all kinds of fun activities around the clubhouse to get them and our kids moving and staying active! Some of the topics covered will be soccer, golf and jumping rope! There's even going to be some original songs that all of our kids will no doubt be singing along with very shortly! This is going to be so much fun and as a busy Mom - thanks to the folks at Playhouse Disney Canada for developing a short series that makes me feel confident that you're really thinking about our kids and that you care about their health and physical fitness enough to make programming like this available! It's awesome, and on behalf of us Moms and Dads, we sincerely thank you!
So Moms, Dads, Grandparents, everyone with kids in their lives, tune into Playhouse Disney Canada on March 5th to catch Mickey's Mousekersize and don't just enjoy watching your kids from the comfort of your couch - get up on your feet and move along with them! It's sure to be fun for the whole family! Once the series is up and going, you'll also be able to find it on your On Demand channel and if you're a Playhouse Disney Canada subscriber you'll also be able to watch it at Playhouse Disney Online!
Don't forget that you can find Playhouse Disney Canada on Facebook! By following Playhouse Disney Canada on Facebook, you'll be among the first to know about all the new and exciting programming, contests, activities and events happening throughout Canada and in your community!
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