Some people don’t see this, but The Little Mermaid isn’t just about a beautiful mermaid hopelessly in love and getting her prince (and finally being the human she wanted to be), but there’s another very important message that we must teach our little “fishes”…
Never Lose Your Voice!
You all know the movie, but in case you didn’t have a chance to watch this much loved Disney film — Ariel, an inquisitive and rebellious teenage mermaid with a beautiful singing voice ends up falling hopelessly in love with a human prince (Eric) and makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to swap her life underwater for life on land complete with a new set of legs but here’s the catch… she loses her voice in the process.
I look at this metaphorically meaning that you need to appreciate who you are and what you have and not to try to be someone you’re not… basically not losing your “voice” in your journey in life to achieve your goals.
This speaks to us all, whether we are 3 or 93.
This month, Ariel is the princess of the month and we were thrilled to discover the latest with Hasbro x Disney.
Similar to last months #DreamBigPrincess products, we also received a similar Little Kingdom Ariel’s Sea Castle Set complete with a cute palace playground that comes with a slide, swing, and vanity.
Place Ariel in the seaweed harness, and make her do flips in and out of the water.
She can splash, swing, and spin in her castle!
Keep the fun going with a back scrubber, a bathtub, and Sebastian!
Create Ariel’s outfit and accessorize her with the included Snap-ins that can mix and match across the line to build their own Little Kingdom!
As always, you need to be careful with the snap-ins around children younger than 4 as they are choking hazards. My kids loved this toy! It was interactive which is always great and tons do to with it, perfect for their little imaginations.
If you’ve got doll fans, they will love the Disney Princess Royal Shimmer Ariel Doll.
Royal Shimmer Ariel dazzles in a signature-colored jewel-ombre gown with glitter print detailing and what I love about all of the Disney Princess products are the movie-inspired features.
They really pay attention to the details from each princess and ensure they look as similar to the original princess we know and love. I can’t stress the importance of that when it comes to Disney Princesses.
True Story: I received a Cinderella and Snow White “look-a-like” doll as a child that clearly lacked the right details and did not have similar features and I was traumatized. Ha! Not really but I never played with them after because I just couldn’t love them as much as I hoped I would because they didn’t look like the real ones in the movie.
Lastly but not least, we splished and splashed with the Disney Princess Spin & Swim Ariel.
Wind up the seashell on Ariel’s back, place her in the water, and watch her friends Flounder and Sebastian float and spin around her for ultimate water-whirling adventures!
My daughter enjoyed this toy but I have to say, my Little Mermaid loving son LOVED it! The toy is for ages 3 and up but I would say it would be perfect for kids aged 3-6. There are no major risks of choking with this toy, which is great.
The doll comes with Flounder (Yay! I love Flounder!) and Sebastian and all you need to do is simply snap on the fin on the bottom and attach Flounder and Sebastion on the ends of her spinner to assemble. Flip the lock up on Ariel’s back, wind up the seashell, and then press lock down to allow Ariel to swim and Flounder and Sebastian to spin around her.
It’s a fun toy, especially for bath time and for the beaches and pools this summer. The only con is that there are a few instances where she won’t really spin as much as we thought. You just need to ensure there’s enough water for it to spin and don’t forget to keep her arms up!
“What makes someone special? I suppose it all depends.
It’s what’s unique in all of us.”
~ Ariel, The Little Mermaid
Courtesy of Hasbro, one of you will win your own Disney Princess Ariel Swim & Spin!
To enter, leave me a comment below telling me about an example of a time you kept your own “voice” despite the circumstances.
Open to Canadian Residents only. Ends June 6, 2016.
#DreamBigPrincess May Ariel Giveaway