As the mom of three little girls, we have our fair share of princess play in our house!
I didn’t quite know what to do with the whole princess phase when my firstborn started showing interest in it. I wanted to be intentional with her play. Should I allow it?
After some thought and talks with my husband, we decided it would be a resounding yes.
My girls absolutely love dressing up like princesses, playing with their princess dolls, reading princess books and watching princess movies.
There are lots of life lessons we can use princesses to illustrate to our children, but there are three big reasons why I like my daughters playing princess:
1. It fosters imagination.
Although they haven’t traveled many places yet, I love how dressing up like princesses can be a conduit to my girls “visiting a faraway land” in their little heads. They can invent tea parties with queens and pretend to live in a different time and age–all because they are donning princess garb.
Imagination is a vital skill to learn in the creative process. And I think it will serve them well for a long, long time.
2. It opens up role play.
Through playing princess, my girls can learn social etiquette. They can learn to resolve princess sister squabbles, and they can learn to serve others–even when they “have servants” of their own. (Note: our family does not–but they have seen “servants” in princess movies!)
3. It helps focus on their individuality.
Even at 6, almost 4 and 2, our girls are already showing very distinct personalities. I love how dressing up as princesses can be a little window into their individual spirits.
My oldest likes to wear a princess dress that is flexible enough to let her climb trees. For my middle, the more frilly the better. And my youngest just loves wearing whatever frock her sisters will help her put on.
Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition–Available Now!
Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition recently relased on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD! Our family was able to get a complimentary copy, and I am excited to add it to our collection of princess movies!
This film is one of Disney’s Ultimate Fairy Tales and this is the first time it’s in HD!
You can get a copy on Amazon!