Disney Princess Series (DVD $180 approx) What girl has never dreamed of being a princess? And what mother can resist the temptation of indulging the fantasy now and again - even if she knows princesses don't always live 'happily ever after'. Not surprisingly, Disney - that Princess specialist - has some ideas about how to help the dream live on. Disney Princess Party (Vol 1) - from the Disney Princess Series of DVDs - makes party planning a piece of cake, and is a fun way to get your daughter involved. Planning features include recipes, tips for making invitations and other arts-and-crafts activities. And when the party starts, there are eight games, such as Ariel's Scavenger Hunt, Jasmine Says and a version of Frozen Statues that will have the girls dancing until Maleficent casts her sleeping spell. Other activities include story time, courtesy of the book-loving Belle, a tiara-making activity led by Cinderella, and two short stories: Mrs Potts' Party and Message in a Bottle. There's even a catchy new Disney song - sung by all the Disney Princesses - called If You Can Dream. Disney Princess Stories (Vol 1: A Gift from the Heart) is a good way to help your child learn to read. There are four stories, based on the adventures of Ariel, Belle, Cinderella and Jasmine, that include a read-along mode. There's also a so-called magic wand mode that lets your child interact with the story, hear additional dialogue and hear what the characters are thinking. Bonus features include the game How to Be a Princess, a segment (not animated) showing how to make Princess charm bracelets, and a new music video, If You Can Dream. Disney Princess Sing Along Songs (Once Upon a Dream) is a good alternative for those who cringe when their five-year-olds lip-synch Britney Spears or Jennifer Simpson. The DVD karaoke song list has 16 tracks, including Ariel singing Part of Your World and Sleeping Beauty singing Once Upon a Dream. Three of the tracks are shot with a group of boys and girls dancing along, and are sung by the likes of Brooke Allison, Jump5 and No Secrets. Get on your dancing shoes. Verdict: A right royal blast.