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The ultimate princess celebration of Courage and Kindness!
* Post sponsored by Disney Africa.
The world needs more princesses… YES, you read that correctly. We are taking hands with Disney and the Ultimate Princess Celebration because it’s time to show Courage + Kindness, just like a princess…
Whether it’s Ariel’s spirit, Aurora’s grace, Cinderella’s kindness or Belle’s loyal heart. Merida’s strength, Pocahontas’ adventuring soul, fearless Moana or Mulan’s courage. It could be Rapunzel’s passion for life, Jasmine’s generosity to others, Snow White’s compassion or Tiana’s drive… there’s just something that speaks to each of us. That special Disney princess that left such a lasting impression, inspiring us to do the same.
How to inspire Courage+Kindness from a young age (3-8years)
As parents, we can all agree on how important it is to raise kind, courageous kids.
But how do we do this? Laverne Antrobus provides insight through research and her 25 years of experience as a Child & Educational Psychologist.
Parents can help children learn the value of kindness and courage through their own behaviour and through discussions about what is happening in their children’s lives.
Courage and kindness are traits often demonstrated in the stories that children read. Stories where the protagonist responds to a situation either by being courageous in the face of adversity OR bestowing kindness on someone they encounter. Storybooks, and the characters who make up these stories, are powerful tools. They help to create an environment where parents can talk about empathy and more altruistic thoughts and feelings. As children learn more about the value of these traits, parents can help them unpack everyday situations they may find themselves in.
As part of The Ultimate Princess Celebration, Disney released 14 new Disney Princess stories and illustrations. Families can visit DisneyPrincessStories.co.za to download the 14 inspiring stories from the Tales of Courage and Kindness Story Collection, honouring Disney’s iconic Disney Princesses and Queens. The stories, available for FREE, provide fans with the inspiration to carry out their own small acts of kindness and help to create a kinder world.
MORE Top tips For Courage + Kindness from Laverne Antrobus
Children report high levels of feeling happier, loved and comforted when adults are kind to them. Having children name these responses highlights the importance of kindness as a prerequisite for ensuring that children are growing up in an environment that creates happy, healthy and resilient children. Resilient individuals, families and communities in turn, are more able to deal with difficulties and adversities than those with less resilience.
Research also highlights the value children place on treating others with kindness. Being a good friend and being caring. Having the ability to recognise the value of this is a good first step towards treating others in the same way.
Courage and kindness, start in the subconscious – children grow to appreciate kindness as demonstrated by their parents and others. And in turn, this leads to a development in their own behaviour. Children learn that kindness ‘feels good’ and replicate this in their relationships.
It’s up to us to make sure our kids are surrounded by incredible examples of courage and kindness in all areas of life. During playtime, storytime, movie night, gatherings with friends and family. Setting the example in BIG and small ways…
Continue your Ultimate Princess Celebration with Casual Day 2021
Start getting ready for September 3rd by showing your “courage+kindness” when buying Casual Day merchandise and digital stickers in aid of the NCPD (The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities).
“For the past 82 years, the NCPD has helped shape South Africa into a country where people with disabilities have access to equal opportunities and rights. The NCPD runs awareness programs, influences government policies, promotes physical access, supports the schooling of children with disabilities in special and mainstream schools both in terms of learning and assistive devices to aid their education. They also have initiatives to promote learners’ entry into the workforce via job creation and placement programs, thereby facilitating economic participation. Collectively, these actions enable, support and enhance the quality of life for all Persons with Disabilities.”Casual Day
Courage+Kindness merchandise and digital stickers are available to order online from www.casualday.co.za and can also be found at participating retailers: JET, Alpha Pharm, Toys R US, Babies R Us, JAM Clothing, The Hub and Loot.co.za.
All proceeds will go to supporting Persons with Disabilities at over 600+ beneficiary NGOs and schools. And, on Casual Day, 3 September, you can show your support by dressing up with the Courage+Kindness stickers, wristbands and merchandise, or your very own interpretation of this year’s theme.
Let’s celebrate the heroic spirit that lives in us all! JOIN US in The Ultimate Princess Celebration and show your Courage+Kindness to the world!
WIN YOUR OWN ULTIMATE PRINCESS CELEBRATION
WIN a complete collection of Classic Disney Princesses – that includes all 12 classic Disney Princesses. Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Merida, Moana, Mulan, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, Snow White and Tiana. An entire set worth R4800!
All you have to do is share your favourite Princess and tell us why you love her so…
For me, it’s always been, Princess Belle! Her brave, adventurous soul speaks to mine. Her kind, loyal heart feels like my own and growing up I experienced many of the same challenges she faced. Belle didn’t fit in, her family was different, she wanted to see more of the world, and refused to settle for what was expected of her. She was kind and inquisitive and we both couldn’t keep our noses out of a book. I also LOVE that Belle is one of the few Disney Princesses who wasn’t born into royalty… Her choices led her to her title and the reward of a life she always dreamed of. Belle was the friend a lonely, little girl in Stilfontein needed to help her believe she could someday live a different life too!
GIVEAWAY CLOSED – CONRATULATIONS TERRI ROSSLIND
How to enter
There are THREE ways to enter! Complete one of these steps OR all of them to gain more chances of winning!
- Leave your comment HERE telling us who your favourite Disney Princess is and why. Also, be sure you’re following Disney Africa on Facebook or Instagram.
- Visit our Instagram account. Follow the instructions under this post.
- Visit our Facebook Page. Follow the instructions under this post.
- Only entries via Instagram, Facebook and comments left below will be considered.
- Instagram and Facebook is in no way responsible or associated with this giveaway.
- You need to follow Disney Africa on Instagram or Facebook to qualify.
- Competition is only open to South African residents residing in South Africa.
- Winners must be 18+ years old.
- This competition closes on the 3rd of September 2021.
- The winners will picked at random and announced after the 5th of September 2021 via this the entry post as well as this blogpost.
- This prize is not exchangeable or refundable.
- Please enter valid email and contact info. If we can not get hold of you within 48 hours a new winner will be picked.
- The greatest care will be taken when mailing your prize but neither Just a Mamma nor Disney Africa accept any responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged goods.
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