Cartoons change with each generation. There is always a new cast of characters. I had no idea who Sponge Bob or Dora were before Amara came along. Jenna had watched Sesame Street. Amara loved Little Einsteins. The games have changed, too. Lots of them are computer games like Leapster – very educational but kids need to be active and play.
For little girls right now it is all about the Princesses. The Princesses are everywhere. They are the favorite Halloween costume, they are the most fun when it comes to dress up. They are even in the Barbie movies. What little girl doesn’t want to be a Princess? It is usually the theme for Amara’s birthday party. She has been Princess Ariel and Princess Belle. It is usually the theme of the party for most of the other little girls she knows. Princess costumes can be found in every Target Store. Playing dress up has taken on a completely new meaning.
Amara loves to eat apples and all apples are probably “poison”. So what could be better then eating apples, being a Princess and playing with Grandma and Grandpa? Once again Grandma is the bad guy. I always play the wicked witch or the evil step mother – whatever the story requires. I must bring her the poison apple and lure her into taking a bite. She will then fall into a deep sleep and the townspeople (me again) will place her on the special bed with a wreath of flowers on her head and wait for Prince Charming to come and break the spell. Enter Grandpa! Playing the role of Prince Charming he comes to wake the beautiful Princess. I must admit I like this game much better than Star Wars!
This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.