What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Disney Princess is a one-stop shop for all things princess. Featuring the now eleven Disney princesses (including Mulan, Rapunzel, and Pocahontas, who've been given princess status), the site is pure eye candy for little royalty lovers. Parents should be prepared that kids might beg for some of the tempting products available in the site's shop. Still, there's fun to be had without paying a cent.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- following directions
Thinking & Reasoning
- applying information
Health & Fitness
- fine motor skills
Engagement, Approach, Support
If kids are already fans, they'll find the site engaging, but it doesn't have a lot of depth. Activities are simple and some of the games require a bit of dexterity.
The only real learning options on the site are within the games, where kids can develop some fine motor and thinking skills.
The site is easy to navigate. Games have thorough text instructions, but lack audio support for younger users.
What's it about?
DISNEY PRINCESS features movie clips, games, photo galleries, and dress-up activities, all starring the beloved team of Disney princesses. From Snow White to the most recently crowned member, Merida from Brave, kids have many opportunties for princess worship here.
Is it any good?
It's a little disappointing to see that the range of activities for young princess fans is limited to primarily dress-up and dancing games. Disney princesses have never been known for their feminism, so the site counters this with things like the "I Am a Princess" video, featuring girls doing karate, archery, and race car driving. In voice-over, it shares the message "I am a princess. I am brave sometimes, and scared sometimes." Kids will love to see their favorite stars online in all their luminous glory, and the activities are sweet and fun. It's also great to see four princesses of color in the mix.
Families can talk about...
Parents can talk about the princess life. What makes a princess? What are some special challenges that Disney's princesses have to face?
Families can discuss their child's favorite princess. Why do you like her best? What are her best qualities? Focus on traits like strength and bravery. What gets in her way of reaching goals?