Disney Teaches Kids to “Rise Up Sing Out” in New Animated Series

As a mom of teenagers, I don’t usually catch new preschool programs. But while doing research for a parent resource guide, I heard about a series from Disney+ I had to check out. Released in February 2022, Rise Up Sing Out is a series of three-minute animated shorts featuring a group of racially & culturallyContinue reading “Disney Teaches Kids to “Rise Up Sing Out” in New Animated Series”

7 Reasons Everyone’s Talking about Encanto…and NOT Bruno!

“We don’t talk about Bruno. No. No. We don’t talk about Bruno… BUT!”  Almost daily, Encanto lyrics dance down my office hallway. Grown adults sing and dance to the number 1 song on the Billboard charts. It seems everyone IS talking about Bruno, as well as, the entire cast of Disney’s Encanto.  Encanto, which meansContinue reading “7 Reasons Everyone’s Talking about Encanto…and NOT Bruno!”

Find Which Encanto Character Matches Your Personality

There’s no denying the success of Disney’s Encanto. Social media is full of TikToks and posts of people posing with, dressing like and sining along with their favorite character(s). So…who’s your match?First, let’s make sure you know them all. Ready? Come on! It’s time for a Madrigal Family roundup. Character List Maribel – Seemingly average,Continue reading “Find Which Encanto Character Matches Your Personality”

Assimilation vs. Acceptance: Empowering Our Kids to Choose Well

I was 10 years old when I first learned how to assimilate. After summer break, I returned to school to discover the outdoor activities – swimming, riding my bike & hours spent on the playground – had a high price. I knew I looked different from my new classmates with my darker skin tone and coarse,Continue reading “Assimilation vs. Acceptance: Empowering Our Kids to Choose Well”

Dia De Los Muertos: Personal Reflections of Celebration

Disney released Coco in 2017. Although I’m a huge Disney fan, I was highly skeptical of the new film. Mostly because I knew nothing about Mexican culture or the tradition of Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). I assumed this movie, its message and traditions were a bad idea and would conflict withContinue reading “Dia De Los Muertos: Personal Reflections of Celebration”

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