After years of driving trucks in mud and being the superhero who saves the day with my boys, I was excited to have a girl that was in to girly things. Dressing up in fancy outfits, wearing tons of pink, and dancing, is just a few of the things she loves to do. When the boys are out of the house, the girls like to let loose and have a dance party. Unfortunately, finding a song in today’s mainstream music that is empowering, positive and is appropriate for a 4 year old is not always easy.
One of her favourite songs to dance to is the Barbie Anthem. Released a few years ago, this song (recorded by Fifth Harmony) taught little girls that Anything is possible! My DD4 can sing every word and Mommy loves the powerful meaning of standing up for what you believe in and trusting in yourself. The best part is, because it is Barbie I don’t have to worry about swear words, inappropriate content or tasteless messages.
Since then we have searched every new Barbie movie for a new song to add to our play list. Some are too soft spoken and others don’t have a good beat to grove to. This September Barbie brought our Dance party dreams to reality with Barbie in Rock N’Royals. It has catchy music, the characters that we all know and love (plus a few new ones!) and a storyline that inspires children while they dance in their seats. The story follows Barbie as she discovers her own unique self-expression when she switches places with a famous Rock Star. It is a powerful message to all kids to be proud of their uniqueness no matter how different they may seem!
Get ready to rock! In this upbeat musical, Barbie stars as Princess Courtney, a modern princess whose world is turned upside down when she switches places with Erika, a famous rock star. Two very different worlds collide when a mix-up send Princess Courtney to Camp Pop and Erika to Camp Royalty. While the leaders of the rival camps try to correct the mix-up, both Courtney and Erika learn to adjust to the different worlds and have fun while making new, unexpected friends. When the girls learn both camps are at risk of shutting down, they must embrace their differences, find their true voices, and come together for an epic sing-off that shows anything is possible when you dare to dream big!
Finding your voice can be a very difficult task. My DD4 has led a pretty sheltered life, surrounded by her family and family friends. This year, she has been thrust into all-day Kindergarten, and although I know she is mentally and physically ready for this adventure, I wonder if she is emotionally ready? Have I given her the strength to stand up to bullies? Does she know that it is ok to be different? Can she embrace her uniqueness and excel in an environment that can be challenging and cruel?
As hard as it is to cut the “metaphorical” umbilical cord, I have to pray that I have provided her with the skills to show off her individuality no matter what situations arise. When I feel her confidence wavering or see her doubting her self-worth, we have ourselves a dance party. We kick the boys out of the house, breakout our manicure set, grab a sweet treat and dance our booties off to Rock N’ Roll Barbie. Not only does it illicit tons of laughter and fun, but it helps to reassure us both, that we are perfect just the way we are!
Here is a sneak peek of what Barbie in Rock ‘N Royals offers:
Two of the new additions to our dance party (and ever growing BARBIE collection) is the Barbie Rock ‘N Royals dolls. They sing songs from the movie, they are dressed in funky wardrobes, and best of all they transform from rock star to Princess in a blink of an eye! They provide hours of entertainment and fun!
For more information on how to be Super and realize the importance of your own self-expression, visit Barbie’s Website: Barbie – Be Super !!