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8/01/2013

Celebrating The Importance of Friendship with The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh



The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh has always been one of my favorite movies.  Even as a teenager I loved the characters and fun songs.  Now that I am a mom, I love sharing the stories of Winnie the Pooh with my kids.  No matter what their personality type is, there is a character that they can identify with, and even though all of the characters are different, they all get along and have a great friendship that endures through all of their adventures.


My three older kids are all at very different stages in terms of their relationship with friends.  My youngest is five and is just learning to depend on friends for more than just playtime.  Just the other day I witnessed her taking her friend's hand to comfort her when she was afraid.  It was a lot like Pooh comforting Piglet on a blustery day.  She has always been great at making friends, so it was good to see that she was good at being a friend too.



My oldest son is twelve--the age where boys are all a bit like Tigger, never seeming to be able to stand still for more than three seconds.  He is full of energy and his adventures are never more fun than when he has all of his friends with him.  Like Tigger, he also has a great group of friends that help each other when they need it and influence each other for the better.  They are great as individuals and even better as a group.


My oldest daughter is very loving and motherly.  She is very responsible and is always making sure that her siblings and friends are doing what they should.  She is very warm hearted and protective and it reminds me a lot of Kanga.  This comes in very handy now that we have a little Roo crawling around our house, but it also makes her a great friend.


Good friends are such an asset to your life and I love that The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh celebrates that fact. I am excited that it is being released on Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital on August 27.  Now we will be able to experience the friendships, imagination and adventure of the Hundred Acre Woods again and again, and with the digital copy we can take it along with us on our own adventures!

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121 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

It is important to learn necessary skills for a happy and rewarding life.
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Elena said...

It's important for kids to have friends and have fun to be happy and sociable

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Elena said...

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Mami2jcn said...

Friendship, imagination and adventure are important for my children because they get to develop social skills and enjoy the fun of being a kid.

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kellyr78 said...

It important because my children learn so much by playing together and with other kids, as well as by using their imaginations. This prepares them to be productive and happy adults.

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ellie said...

Imagination, friendships, and a sense of adventure can open up the whole world to children. I try to nurture them and allow them to follow the beat of their own drums.

ellie said...

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Courtney B said...

it is important for kids to dream and be able to have fun and just be kids

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One Frugal Girl said...

Every kid needs a buddy. Someone to learn and play with. When I think back on my own childhood most of my memories involve my best girl friends. I know my son will have similar memories as he grows with his friends.

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Tj and Amy said...

I think its very important. It helps them grow and develop a personality and great social skills as well.


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bayctygrl said...

friendship, imagination and adventure are important because you need to escape and explore in your mind it helps you grow and be creative and it makes life that more interesting and everything is better with a friend

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Kia89 said...

It’s important for kids because it helps to develop their social skills.
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susan1215 said...

Imagination is important for creativity and growing through adventures, which plays into their imagination.
Friendships and building relationships is a necessary skill for all ages

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sohamolina said...


They are all character building traits and therefore very important.

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Dee said...

Friendship is important to have support in life and people to share the happy moments with and building relationships is important for careers. As for imagination? What would a grand adventure be without one? All are very important tools for a child to grow and prosper! :)

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Kim Hardy said...

There is nothing more important than friendships and bonds while growing up and as an adult
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Tamar said...

I think this is very important to prepare children for the real world.
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peg42 said...

I feel that the importance of friendship, imagination and adventure in my kids lifes help them to develope socially and emotionally.
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Denise S. said...

These things are all important in my children's live, because it gives them confidence, fun and helps them develop and learn about the world.
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Deb Anderson said...

Through friendship, children learn tolerance, compassion, and social interaction. Playing together inspires imagination, and that increases thinking power. So yes, it's all very important to a child's development.

Deb Anderson said...

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Allie G said...

Adventure brings new experiences and learning to children.

rachel said...

Kids learn compassion and caring through friendship. Just one reason it's important!

Stephanie Larison said...

Kids need to experience all this to grow and become who they will be. It also helps with social skills, independence, and confidence.

wigget said...

Friendship, imagination and adventure help develop social and skills and self-confidence

Tina said...

It's very important. help them to learn about themselves and what them want in their life
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Tina said...

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jlafount said...

Imagination can make fun for the head

JC said...

Friendship, imagination and adventure are impoart for my kids because they make life richer and happier.
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JC said...

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Emaisgr8 said...

My daughter thrives from friendships. She learns the most by mimicking others actions. I love watching her gain skills by being creative and using her imagination.

steve weber said...

It important because my children learn so much by playing together and with other kids, as well as by using their imaginations. This prepares them to be productive and happy adults.

Barbara Montag said...

These three things are what help my children to grown into emotional healthy adults.
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cw said...

Friendships are the bonds that keep my daughter happy, healthy, enables her to use imagination, and often a source for many adventures.

Janna Johnson said...

encouraging imagination builds problem solving skills for the future

Karen said...

Children must dream so that they know they can succeed :)

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Joseph Wallace said...

Friendship is important for a person to grow up and become a good person.

StephanieC said...

he is only 8 months; so far friendship means someone new to chew on! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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David said...

friendships are important for children bc it develops relationships outside the family for a child

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Annie said...

Cousins are the best friendships! I think they grow up with you and just accept you and love you, no matter what.

intime said...

friendship is important to foster social skills

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jakiesmom said...

because the combination of the 3 of them help to form his personality. He is drawn to kids who play and imagine like himself which helps him develop strong relationships
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ms-texas said...

Imagination helps children become creative thinkers; friendship and adventure is an essential part of life

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Rebecca Graham said...

Children needs these skills to build character.

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smilekisses said...

Friendship, imagination and adventure in your child's life is important because it molds them to become who they are and teaches them love and acceptance.

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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My four year is recently learning the value of friendship and its wonderful to see his development, he has a huge imagination and we try to enhance it at every opportunity. My two year old is the one with all the sense of adventure!

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Kerry said...

Friendship, imagination and adventure are so important in a child's life because they will use all of these things throughout their entire life!
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Wanda McHenry said...

The ability to use imagination to create an adventure with their friends molds a child into a confident and well social balanced individual.

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Anna Pry said...

my kids use their imaginations to come up with adventures to enjoy with their friends

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Jason Vaughn said...

Winnie the Pooh is a great favorite. Love Gopher

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Lisa Pecora said...

I do not have kids but friendship is very important. When I was a kid I was always with my friends, and I had a big imagination!

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Kim said...

I think imagination is incredibly important and do whatever I can to encourage imagination through playtime.
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momo said...

A good imagination is great for any child.

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tina reynolds said...

Imagination is so important to encourage it helps a child grow and be creative. I really think it helps them believe they can do anything. My kids and I have tea partys, and such are favorite is pretending to be a vet.

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Anonymous said...

Friendship, Imagination and Adventure will help a child grow and want more from life.

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Jammie Morey said...

Friendship, Imagination and Adventure are a must for growing children, it allows them find who they are as humans and it teaches them creativity. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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Erica Best said...

I love when kids have adventures is takes them to places they may never see with out a imagination

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Aleksandra Nearing said...

I love that my daughter has stayed friends with her buddies from daycare throughout the year, even when they went on to different schools. They've maintained a wonderful bond.

Carmen N said...

I notice a big change in my little one when she has the chance to explore and learn on her own instead of guided or force-fed (electronic) learning

ky2here said...

Our middle daughter personifies friendship, imagination and adventure. She sees the good in almost everyone and is an artist.

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Gina said...

It will help enrich his life and make him a better person.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I think they all build character and help the kids live healthy active social lives.
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itsrob said...

friendship builds social skills but also gives them someone to rely on besides family. together, they can expand their imaginations and also have some great adventures.

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kyl neusch said...

to help them grow

brendaelsner said...

Friendship, adventure, and imagination are all important aspects in a children's life. They grow emotionally and mentally and it let's them be who they are and discover themselves. It gives them skills they will need in their adult lives. I love sitting and just watching my kids use their imaginations!

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MCantu1019 said...

I think it helps them be good people as they mature.
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Anonymous said...

Friendship is very improtant in any childs life, i try to get my son to build as many friendships early in life as possible to help teach him how to share and give him a sense of loyalty. Adventure and imagination are also soo so important to my young son, these charactoristics play big roles in anything a child does and wants to grow up to be, imagination allows him to pretend to be anything he wants and adventure lets him think of things he can do that help him imagine what he wants to be. Yamaharider422 at excite dot com

Charity/CC said...

It builds character, creates a world of fun, and leads to a happy childhood.

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fostering friendship, imagination and adventure in a child will create an adult who is caring, giving, open-minded, and non-judgmental.

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DistractedMommy said...

It is so important for kids to have an imagination. As my kids grow I see how their imagination grows too! I encourage their creativity and socializing with similar friends!

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Anonymous said...

Friendship, imagination and adventure are important because they provide the basis for children to develop into healthy, responsible adults!

Julie Goetz said...

I want my daughter to find happiness and with that she will need to make many friends. Her imagination is important so she can dream big. chasingbaby at gmail dot com

Mihaela Day said...

Friendship, imagination and adventure are important for my children because they get to develop social skills

Bonnie Caselman said...

The importance of friendship, imagination and adventure in my child's life is using these gifts when you're young so you don't lose the ability when you get older.

Emmy Coffee said...

I find that E. behaves and listens better after he’s had some socialization with kids his age. He’s an only child so that isn’t as frequent as for other kiddos, so we try to get as much peer interaction as possible for the little guy.

Emmy Coffee said...

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vegan4life said...

without imagination life would be dull.vivian
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kathy pease said...

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Karen Drake said...

Friendship, imagination and adventure are so vital to children growing into productive, well adjusted and happy adults.

Susan Smoaks said...

I truly believe that friendship, imagination and adventure are of the utmost importance in our child's life. They help with growth and maturity and help keep life fun and exciting.
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Crystal M said...

Friendship, imagination and adventure in my sons lives not only means they are building their social and creative skills, but more importantly they are enjoying their childhood years (which go by way to quickly!)

Anonymous said...

Friendship, imagination and adventure are important for my children to be well rounded.

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Betty C said...

Imagination gives us creative adults.

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saturdaynightfever said...

The little one already has quite the vivid imagination!

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angie lilly said...

It is important for children to be separate from their parents and siblings and other family members, to learn their own identity and sense of self. All three of these things create this independence in children.
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slehan said...

Friendship, imagination and adventure are all important for kids (and adults, too) We take a daily hike around the lake and see what adventures we can have.
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bettycd said...

Friendship imagination and adventure sounds like so many of the books we read the kids. I appreciate that friendship is first - it's so important in well rounded reallife
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Ashley Morrissey said...

Friendship, imagination and adventure are the three best things when you're a child. Friendship for when you're feeling lonely. Imagination for when you're feeling bored. Adventure for when you're feeling a little..well, adventurous! ;)

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Thomas Murphy said...

Its very important that my kids have fun with there imagination and go on fun adventures with there good friends.

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Atreau said...

It's so important for children to create their own identity through friendships.

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It helps them become creative and kind adults. momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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