My daughters are 4 and 5 years old, so you know they are My Little Pony fans. We have just about everypony available in multiple toy form. I am talking stuffed animals, mini-ponies, medium ponies, large ponies – not to mention all the clothes and accessories we have featuring these friends. Don’t get me wrong though, I love them just as much as my daughters do. In fact, we just added a My Little Comic Book to our pull list…so that we can read it with our daughters of course – not for my husband and myself to read…maybe.
Because we are such big fans, we were thrilled to be given an advance copy of the first Peg + Cat movie! In this fun-filled, two-part movie, the president of the United States (voiced by actress Sandra Oh) summons Peg and Cat to the White House to solve a problem of national importance! She needs Peg and Cat to identify a mysterious object floating in space. Using their problem-solving skills, the duo discovers that a giant opera-singing pig is on a collision course with Earth. Can Peg and Cat save the planet from disaster?
Playing games with my family is one of my favorite things to do. We sit down at the dining room table at least four or five times a week to play them and are always looking for new games to throw into the mix. Recently we were sent Blast Box and I could tell right away it was going to be a big hit with my girls.
My daughters and 4 and 5 and they have been dying to see Rock Dog. We missed it in theaters because we happened to have a lot going on that month. We have a small theater in town and they actually only had it playing there for 2 weeks. I have been promising that we would watch it as soon as it came out on Blu-ray. Lucky for them (and me!) we were able to get an advance copy from Lionsgate – and it made their day! I mean, just look at those happy faces!
My girls are HUGE Cars fans. We have seen the first two films more times than I can count. My whole family is really excited for Cars 3 and are counting the days until June 16th! It comes out right before my oldest daughter’s 6th birthday so we plan to take her and a couple friends to see it. We have been watching the teasers and the new trailer for it over and over and getting excited. Whenever we go to Disney World, we always have to visit Lightning McQueen and Mater! If we don’t we would never hear the end of it from the girls!
My girls and I love reading. We sit together every night and they each pick a couple of books to read. One book that seems to always be chosen lately is Happy Dreamer. I am totally OK with reading this over and over because it really teaches kids a great lesson – that you can be whatever you want to be! This is a must have book for any family with young kids.
We are big comic book fans in our house. I have been reading comics since I was a little girl and so I have started my daughters already a little bit. But more than read the comics, we watch a lot of DC Comics shows like Teen Titans and DC Super Hero Girls. DC Super Hero Girls has quickly become a favorite in our house – I personally love it because of the lessons it teaches my girls. They have learned to be themselves and care about others a lot through this show.
May is here, which means it’s time to “saddle up” for the premiere of DreamWorks Animation’s newest original series Spirit Riding Free, available exclusively on Netflix on Friday, May 5. The series, inspired by the Oscar®-nominated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, follows the heartfelt journey of a gutsy 12-year-old girl named Lucky who befriends a wild mustang whom she aptly names Spirit.
One of my favorite things to do with my girls is cuddle up and watch a show or two. Since they are 4 and 5, there are few shows that they enjoy that I enjoy too – let’s be honest here. I have worked with NCircle Entertainment a lot and I must admit that everything they send our way, I genuinely like to watch. Three of my favorites are Dino Dan, Pocoyo, and Sonic Underground.
DisneyNature movies are some of my favorite movies to cuddle up with my daughters and watch. They love them because they are filled with adorable animals, and I love them because – well, basically the same reason. I am always impressed by how much my girls learn about nature and animals when we watch them. Yes, there are usually some rough parts to get through, but they understand the circle of life very well for a 4 and 5 year old – in part due to films like these.