I’m not gonna lie, the Disneynature movies don’t get the same amount of love that other Disney movies get. Unless you’re a one year old. If Zayn is excited about any movie coming out, it’s this one. He knows what the trailer sounds like and when he hears the commercial come on Disney Junior he’s running in from another room to catch it. It’s always adorable to see him gasp and point like it’s his first time. Every single time.
My kids are animal lovers. I’m pretty sure RJ has transferred his love of animals to his little brother. We frequent zoos, the aquarium and take all chances to get up close and personal with animals. The majority of their favorite movies involve animal characters and RJ spends a lot of time perfecting his animal sounds. It only makes sense that they’re just as excited about this movie as any other one. I’m also pretty sure that they think it’s going to be something similar to Happy Feet. They still watch that movie on repeat.
One of the quickest things that I’ve learned about parenting is sometimes you have to meet your kids where they are.
Instead of investing all my energy in trying to get RJ to stop running around on all fours I try to show him things that will keep his interest in animals. Without him actually trying to be one. I love that he loves to learn so I try to incorporate a little bit of what he loves into what he’s being taught. Focusing on sight words is a lot easier when they’re words you’re already interested in.
With the upcoming release of Disneynature Penguins, Disney released an activity book both for at home and for teachers. The thing that I love most about these books is that they remind me of the little scholastic workbooks that I used to get while I was in school. The booklet is filled with fun activities to help get your little ones excited about Earth Day and easy to print. You also get to learn a little bit more about Steve and his adventure in the movie.
Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins” is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind “Bears” and “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature’s “Penguins” opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019.
Disneynature’s PENGUINS opens in theaters on April 17, 2019.