"The Glow" (CD Single)

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Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Disney princess anthem is gorgeous, sweet, and inspiring.

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Educational Value

Teaches young girls that dreams begin within: "Feel your strength, you can face the world."

Positive Messages

If you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything: "Once you believe you are ready to shine, the princess inside you will show."

Positive Role Models & Representations

Song shows that dreams can come true, especially to those who are kind, strong, and determined.

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Sexy Stuff

Is an anthem for Disney princesses.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this song is featured on a compilation of classic Disney princess songs, and encourages young girls to believe in themselves and "be the light" that makes their dreams come true. It's inspiring and positive, and sung by a teenager from Britain who realized her own dream after winning the UK Camp Rock 2: Final Jam contest.

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What's the story?

"THE GLOW" is a Disney princess-inspired song that encourages young girls to be the light and the spark behind their own dreams. Sung by British teenager Shannon Saunders, who won the UK Camp Rock 2: Final Jam vocal contest, "The Glow" is featured on the Disney compilation, Disney Princess: Fairy Tale Songs.

Is it any good?

Disney princesses, even in all their doe-eyed, tiny-waisted fantasy world, still teach girls to be kind, courageous, and strong. "The Glow" tells little princesses that they are the light that makes their own dreams come true: "Feel your strength, you can face the world, believe every day, everything is possible." The message is uplifting and positive, and Saunders' pure vocals make the song stand out.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what the song is about. What does the singer mean when she says, "You are the glow?" How does this song make you feel? Why?

  • What makes you glow? How are you special and unique? How can you make your dreams come true?

  • Why do you think Disney is choosing to release a compilation of these beloved, classic Disney tunes now after so many years? Do you know and like all of the songs?

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