This feature has been created in collaboration with Disney+.
What we need now more than ever is a little light relief, something that can give us hope, a form of escapism, inspire us creatively, release the young at heart and provide comfort. I don’t know about you, but I always find that Disney can provide this.
Whilst we’re unable to enjoy their incredible parks at this time, nor catch any of the new releases in the cinema, we’ve had a think of some ways you can bring Disney into your home.
Recreate Disney stories with some imaginary play
Imaginative play/playing make believe can help your little ones develop their communication and language skills, build confidence, develop social skills such as sharing and teamworking and it’s also important for emotional development too; providing them a space to explore thoughts and feelings.
Encourage your little ones to create a script or story to follow and then act it out for you in a few hours’ time. If you want to stretch this element of play out, you could help them create props and a stage setting to help them perform. As a treat, why not update the kids costume boxes with some new characters for them to explore.
Hunker down to a new Disney movie
The Disney+ streaming service makes its long-awaited arrival in the UK on the 24th (next week!). And it couldn’t have come at a better time. There is nothing more comforting than snuggling under a duvet with your favourite snacks and watching a good Disney movie.
Not only will it have the most iconic and classic Disney movies ready to watch but it’ll also feature many of the new releases. This includes Frozen 2 for which they’ve brought the release forward by 2 weeks- and we just can’t wait!
That’s not all. Because Disney owns an extensive number of franchises, you can expect to find lots of your favourite shows and movies. This includes The Simpsons, Star Wars, Pixar and Marvel. Undoubtedly you’ll be able to introduce your little ones to some of your favourite childhood movies and series.
There will be an incredible 500 movies, 350 series and 26 Disney originals live from the 24th.
What’s more, up to the launch date of the 24th, they’re offering a £10 discount on a year’s subscription – working out at just £4.19 per month. No doubt it’ll keep us seriously occupied for a little while and certainly provide our money’s worth.
Have a Disney day
If a trip to Disneyland is out of the question, create your own little Disney World experience at home.
You could spend the day working on little crafty projects, like making a pair of your very own Disney ears, creating some Disney bunting to brighten up your living spaces, making your very own Forky, paper lanterns (from Tangled) or bookmarks. You could also make some Disney themed snacks, with many of the recipes on Pinterest copycats from the actual parks! You could then finish your Disney day watching one of the new releases. Sounds magical, doesn’t it.
What movies can you expect to find on Disney+? We share our top 10 favourites below!
- Beauty and the Beast
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Frozen 2
- Marry Poppins Returns
- Muppets Most Wanted
- The Incredibles 2
- Toy Story 2
- Three Men and a Baby