How Disney Makes a Positive Impact on My Children

how disney makes a positive impact on my children
Believe it or not, I didn’t know a whole lot about Disney when I was younger. I wasn’t obsessed with the Princesses and probably couldn’t tell you many of the popular Disney movies of the time (like the 1990s). In fact, we didn’t even get the Disney channel on TV! And now, I can’t imagine my life without Disney. My family and I love all things Disney. From the shows, Princesses, movies and amusement parks to their clothes, toys and other branded products. It all makes a daily impact on my children’s lives – in a positive manner. Let me tell you what makes Disney so special. 

The Princesses

Because of the Disney Princesses, my daughter has learned so much. She has learned specific colors from the dresses they wear and different ways to fix her hair. From the ever popular Elsa braid to the sleek Snow White bob. Don’t worry, she doesn’t want to cut her hair – she wants to grow it like Rapunzel’s. Because of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, she knows about France and says, “Bonjour!” Because of Aurora she learned about true loves kiss. And because of Cinderella she learned that even though her life might be one way doesn’t mean it can’t change into something else. Tiana taught her about New Orleans and making your dreams come true. And Snow White showed her how to be kind to everyone, whether they are Grumpy, Sleepy or Happy! As a parent, I think the Princesses are a great group of women for a three year old to look up to. I am glad that they all have a positive influence on her.

The Shows

A lot of parents are anti-screen time, but I am not. In fact, I think television helps develops a child’s imagination and visually enhances things that books can’t. Books can’t put stories in motion (except in the child’s mind). Disney shows are not only educational, but they help develop and grow imaginations. The sounds are also wonder. Both of my children sing and dance along with the songs on Disney shows. The shows also encourage children to think for themselves and do what they want to do.
A couple of our current favorite Disney shows are PJ Masks, Sheriff Callie’s Wild West, Elena of Avalor and of course, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. All of these shows have characters that my children can relate to and have story lines that are interesting and educational. I don’t think the stories are way over the top to where it just isn’t any fun but they are still interesting to watch. And my daughter uses the show plots to enhance her own made up stories. I am glad that she is learning beyond the pages of books.
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Disney World

I didn’t take my first trip to Disney World until I was 21. My husband (boyfriend then) and I went with his parents. We are now planning our sixth trip, fourth with kids! It is the most magical place I have ever been – for adults and children. My daughter was there when she just turned two and can still tell me things she remembers from that vacation. We just went again a couple months before she turned four and it was fascinating. To say that she is excited to return to Disney World is an understatement. She is already counting down the days – well year at this point.
There are so many things to do there for everyone. From the rides to meeting the characters (which takes me back to the shows and Princesses because then they become REAL!) and the food! If you have never been to Disney World, I highly suggest you look into it. I know traveling with young children can be hard, but it is SO worth it! You can read more about my top 5 things to pack when traveling to Disney with kids to help alleviate some stress.

Disney is Where Dreams Come True

I could go on and on all day about Disney and how much it influences my family, especially my children. It is wonderful that I can rely on a brand, a company, its characters, movies and products and know they are always top notch. They do so much more for my children beyond pure entertainment. It brings their imagination to life!

What are your thoughts on Disney? Is there a company or a brand that you have strong feelings for like I do for Disney? I’d love to know so I can check them out too!

49 thoughts on “How Disney Makes a Positive Impact on My Children

  1. you make some great points! I didnt go to Disney world until middle school so I love that I get to take my kids 🙂

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      I wish I would’ve been able to experience Disney World at a younger age but I really appreciated my first time there and wouldn’t change anything about our other visits. World class brand.

  2. Elizabeth O.

    A lot of kids grow up watching, playing, and reading through Disney! It’s a huge influence for them and it’s good to know that your kids have learned a lot through Disney just like the other kids have. Their movies are filled with life lessons and these days it’s also about empowering young girls!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      I can’t even begin to tell you about Disney empowering my daughter. Of course, like I said it started with the Princesses, but now there is Doc McStuffins guiding her into a career and Goldie and Bear teaching about female leadership.

  3. I agree, Disney is such a good influence on my children! We just got back from a Disney World vacation, and my kids learned so much from their trip, like how to use their imagination.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Yessss! Even though they learn so much real life things there, the best part is that they get to be true kids and turn their brains on to full imagination mode!

  4. I adore Disney. I always have and always will. It lets your imagination roam to so many places. I’m really glad that the company continues to evolve their brand, while still keeping with tradition.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Love that you mentioned tradition. Disney brings many generations of family together for a common interest.

  5. This is so sweet. I know my kids grew up with Disney and so did I. I really like that they have so many great shows on TV.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Yes! The quality of the shows are great (at least what I see on Disney Jr. all day). There are some other channels that I have to closely monitor what my kids watch

  6. I’ve heard so many positive things about visiting Disney, especially the cruises. Hopefully someday we can do a Disney trip! I think there are many role models to choose from as well, and focusing on the positive traits of the princesses and heroes can be fun and educational for kids.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      I think everyone should try to do a Disney trip at least once. It is amazing and so fulfilling for the soul! There is something for everyone with the Disney brand!

  7. This is adorable. I love that your daughter has learned so much from just the princesses alone 🙂 I haven’t been to Disney since I was 12, but we plan on taking the kids soon!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      She is nuts about those Princesses 😛

  8. Disney is the best place especially for kids! I agree with you Disney will fulfill your soul.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  9. victoria

    Disney was a memorable and a fun place for the kids, A magical experience with Disney

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      There is no other place like it!

  10. Definitely a dream come true for the children. They grow up reading Disney storybooks and imaging themselves as the princess or the prince in the story. A chance for them to see the storybook characters in the flesh and tour the castles and other sites in the park will make them realize that dreams do come true.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Love this! No matter what they believe in, or put their hearts and dreams into, Disney helps them understand that dreams do come true!

  11. Nikki Wayne

    Disney really is a big influence to everyone, even to me as a kid. I wish I can bring my son there.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      I hope someday you can too!

  12. Disney made an impact on me and I wasnt A kid when I first visited. It made such an impact on my children they want to go back over and over 🙂

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      I am glad I wasn’t the only one to not visit Disney when I was a child 🙂

  13. Nicole Etolen

    Me and my son love going to Disney! I can see a lot of smiles on his face!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      That’s the best part, right?

  14. Rosey

    disney World evokes so much awe for the kids. We love to visit there too.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Not only for the kids but for the adults too. It really is a magical place for all!

  15. I love Disney so much and I must admit that it is such a great influence making a huge impact on my children as well. I think most kids learn something out of every vacation you spend at Disney & I wish we have a trip shortly!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      It is so wonderful that so many parents are in agreement that Disney is super positive for the kids!

  16. My husband used to work for Disney, actually! We lived a few miles from there for about a year. I grew up with the Disney movies, and my boys love them. They keep getting better!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      That is AWESOME that he used to work for Disney. I am curious what he did, and what he does now because I can’t imagine a cooler job than that!

  17. I’ve never been to Disney World, but I’ve been to DisneyLand a few times. It probably isn’t anywhere near the same, but I do look forward to taking my son one day, maybe even to both. I agree with you – the characters with their strength and bravery, and the amazing music, there are definitely great lessons for a munchkin to learn.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      I have heard they are both great places but Disney World beats Disneyland. Regardless, they are both by the same wonderful company that teaches our children fabulous things!

  18. I grew up going to Disneyland at least annually, and I have very fond memories!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      I’ve never been to Disneyland but I look forward to making that trip too! Kids just need to be a little older for the longer plane ride.

  19. I love Disney. Especially songs from the classic Disney movies I grew up watching. I went to Disney land when I was 16. It was a total blast. Disney world would be awesome. I can’t wait to take our munchkin there!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Wonderful point about the music. The songs are usually the ones that my daughter sings the most.

  20. Never heard of those shows! I cannot wait until my kids can go to Disneyland. My little girl loooves all the princesses.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      You have to check them out. They are so cute!

  21. How sweet! We love a Disney’s films, but for TV my troop is more into PBS kids – Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood and Peg + Cat are their favorites!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      We like PBS too…Daniel Tiger and Curious George are big hits. I’ve never watched Peg + Cat.

  22. My favorite thing about Disney is that it evokes imagination and dreams. I want my son to dream BIG and that is the very heart of Disney!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Yes! I love their new Dream Big Princess commercials, but they also need to teach the Princes to dream big too!

  23. That’s a really good impact, nice one!

  24. Melissa Bernardo

    Disney is amazing in so many different ways. Love Disney!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      I am sure everyone could say something different about how wonderful Disney is 🙂

  25. you make some great points! My little girl loooves all the princesses,Disney is the best place especially for kids but I’ve never been to Disney World, wish can take my daughter come there.
    Thanks for sharing

  26. Yeah Disney, I can’t imagine how the childhood would be without Disney. They are wonderful and make amazing impacts on kids: big dreams and healthy lifestyle. You make great points 🙂

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