I can clearly remember going to the cinema to watch The Little Mermaid with my mum.
Best movie ever.
I was hooked on Disney from that day forward and have loved every single movie released ever since.
My children are massive Disney fans too and we have amassed quite a collection of movies over the years. Something that we have been doing lately though has been to download the movies digitally – meaning we can take the movie with us wherever we go.
We have had an Amazon account for years so we download them from Amazon Video, but you can download from Sky Store, Google Play and iTunes too.
Their current favourite is Moana – I think we have watched it approximately 600 times already and it gets better and better every. single. time!
The fact that we can watch it on the tv, on tablets or even on your phone is great! It means wherever you are, you have your favourite Disney movies to hand. I also love that you can pause on one device and pick up where you left off on another – so so handy!
As a family we watch everything on the tv of course, logging into our Amazon account through our tv package. Sunday is our movie day as a rule, snuggling together on the sofa with fluffy blankets to watch our favourites and reconnect as a family.
Sunday is my favourite day of the week.
We have a rule in our house that says if it is raining, they are allowed to watch movies or play games on my phone or their tablets. I find it gives a balance to screen time and other play.
One of their favourite things to do is hide away in their teepee and watch a movie together on my phone, like it is a secret club where only they are allowed.
They are watching Brave here, such a great movie isn’t it? There are so many available to download and keep forever, including tv series too which is great! Whichever you choose, it stays in your account and you are able to watch it over and over again – something they take full advantage of I can tell you!
One of the best things for me is the fact that you can download and watch without an internet connection. Anyone with kids will know that long car journeys can be stressful at times and so having a movie to keep them happily occupied is so handy!
Gracie is currently obsessed with High School Musical – if she could sing all day every day at school then she would be one happy little lady!
Car journeys are so much easier when the kids are entertained and having headphones means they can watch different movies each and leave us able to chat in the front.
I have been considering getting holders for the back of our headrests – that would mean they can look straight ahead rather than down – let me know if you have any you’d recommend.
Being able to download our favourite Disney movies has been great and has meant we always have one on hand – recently they have been watching them while waiting for one another to finish ballet lessons.
You just never know when you might need some quiet time and Disney movies just have the power to get kids totally engrossed and settle them when you need, don’t they?
What is your favourite Disney movie?
Post written in collaboration with Disney