Founder of Shares Tips to Bringing Joy and Magic to Every Day


Author, Actor, Mom and Founder of Dawn Yanek Shares the Wonder and Magic of Disney Toys for Preschoolers and Parent

Long summer days mean extended time for play. Dawn Yanek author, actor, and Founder of shares tips for helping preschoolers blossom through play this summer. Learn why this super mom is teaming with Disney to bring the joy and magic of storytelling into the homes of young families around the world. With toys inspired by Disney Junior content, including the hit series “SuperKitties,” “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends,” “Mickey Mouse Funhouse,” plus, the upcoming “Disney Junior’s Ariel”.  Preschoolers and their families can use playtime to promote fun, growth, and development this summer and beyond. And Disney has the hottest summer toys for kids ages 2-5.


Try preschool toys that are interactive and get the little ones moving, like the new Marvel Spidey and his Amazing Friends Dance ‘N Crawl Spidey from Hasbro. Inspired by Disney Jr.’s hit show, Dance ‘N Crawl Spidey features 20 familiar phrases and sounds, as well as two songs, including the all-new “Do the Spidey!” Dance ‘N Crawl Spidey encourages kids 3 and up to dance, crawl and imagine webtastic adventures with Spidey!


Whether it is creating an ocean adventure or re-imagining scenes from a favorite movie, these Disney inspired dolls hit the mark. The Splash & Glow Ariel Doll from Just Play is great for playing both in and out of the water, with its fun rainbow lights, and sound and water effects, along with the theme song from the upcoming series “Disney Jr.’s Ariel,” debuting on June 27. Check out the Moana Fashion Doll from Mattel, dressed in her signature outfit from the movie, she is a perfect choice for kids ages 3 and up to play out their favorite movie moments.


This is something that both parents and kids will love. Preschoolers will have tons of fun this summer with the Imaginext Star Wars Darth Vader Bot from Fisher-Price! Towering at over 2 feet tall, this interactive robot is ready for action-packed play with a power pad, lights and sounds, and a hidden disc launcher! Or for fans of SuperKitties there’s the Cat-Tastic Transforming Figures from Just Play. Kids can help Bitsy or Ginny’s figures transform from cute kittens to SuperKitties just like the Disney Jr. show. Press a button on their backs to activate the SuperKitty Call and collar lights, and help them suit up in their mask, gloves and boots!


Teachers warn about a summer slide, with kids losing some of what they have learned. My favorite way to prevent the slide is through interactive play, like pretending to run an ice cream parlor. Check out this Minnie Mouse Sweets & Treats Ice Cream Cart Play Set from Disney Store. Bringing imaginative fun to kids ages 2 and up, the play set includes a play milkshake maker, ice cream scoops, ice cream toppings, and more. The play credit card reader plays music, in addition to the cart’s 10 phrases and sounds. To start shopping today, visit