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I was able to sample a CD from the box set this week, and when I started to play it, I was surprised at how many fond memories it brought up! I knew all of the songs, word for word - even though it had been years since I'd seen some of the movies. The first song, from The Little Mermaid, brought up some especially happy recollections since that was my favorite video when I was younger. I still remember that my grandma got it for my birthday (on VHS of course) and I played that tape until my mom begged me to watch something different!
My son, who hadn't seen all of the movies that correlate to the songs, was equally happy with the CD; although his happiness was mostly due to the fact that I was dancing around like a crazy person with him and singing all the songs in funny voices!
I've really been trying to peel my son off of the lure of technology lately, but at the same time I don't want him to feel like he's being punished or disallowed to do something. I think that if he knows there is a mini-ban on anything (like movies or TV), he's just going to want it more. CD's like this really help, because he knows that they are attached to some of his favorite movies (which appeases his need for TV), but at the same time I can get him interested in doing something else - like building his train set into a mini-city, or even pretending that he IS the Lion King.
CD's make a great gift for kids (and adults too!) not just because they are fun to listen to, but because they call out to us to use our imaginations and unwind for a little while. In today's ever-so-busy world of technology, that's really important!
You can check out the details on this box-set through Amazon at http://bit.ly/DCBoxSet. The box set officially released on November 12th, and is available for purchase wherever music is sold. There are 4 discs in the set with 94 original recordings. As a bonus, some box set purchasers will be able to download a new medley of Disney hits by the a capella YouTube sensations Peter Hollens & Alex G for free. You can check out the amazing way they recreate the Disney sound using only their voices at this link!
For more on Disney and their selection of music, visit their website at www.disneymusic.com, or connect with them on social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
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