Eva is a reader. She reads better than most kids her age and even a bit older. On our last parent/teacher conference her teacher encouraged us to not only read her short books but chapter books as well. So, when I got the chance to review some new chapter books from Disney I was excited read them to Eva. The books were sent to us to read and review. Opinions are 100% our own. The books are geared towards tween girls and involve the adventures of Minnie and Daisy before Mickey and Donald entered their lives. The stories revolve around growing up with all of the challenges that young girls go through.
Today Eva and I watched a few episodes from the soon to be released Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: I Heart Minnie DVD. This DVD has five Minnie-centric episodes including a never before seen episode called Minnie & Daisy’s Flower Shower. That was the first episode that we decided to watch. This episode focused on Minnie and Daisy preparing for a Flower Show. They had to make the clouds rain so that their flowers could grow. They also made the clouds into shapes. Don’t try to understand why the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is doing the things they do but focus on what skills they reinforce for children like counting, color and shape recognition and more skills like that. Don’t look to it for problem solving skills though because there is no way Toodles is gonna show up with the right mousekatool in the real world. But I do think that sequencing, shape recognition, counting and those skills are done right for the kids. Continue reading Review: MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: I Heart MINNIE