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Elena of Avalor: Realm of the Jaquins

Have your kids ever wanted to watch Elena of Avalor on repeat? This is their chance! Elena of Avalor: Realm of the Jaquins is out on Disney DVD. It’s over an hour and a half of magical, kingdom saving adventures with their favorite crowned princess, Elena, in the home of Avalor’s mighty protectors, the jaquins.

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~I received a sample to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

My daughter loves Princess Elena just as much as the next kid, and I just wish I was prepared to get a picture of her face when I handed her a copy of Elena of Avalor: Realm of the Jaquins. She needed no words because her reaction said it all. With eyes wide and jaw dropped, she smiled with excitement and couldn’t wait to watch. It has literally been playing all day. This kiddo just can’t get enough.

I’ve sat down and watched Elena of Avalor episodes with her before, and I’ve always been a fan of the jaquins who protect Avalor. I’d say Skylar is my favorite because he’s such a goof. You’re always in for a laugh when he’s around. So with the newer episodes, like those featured on this DVD, Elena gets into Vallestrella and it’s exciting to see the land of the jaquins.

And in true Elena fashion, there’s adventure to be had in Vallestrella. From trying to save her own kingdom from a mythical forest sprite, to keeping Shuriki at bay, Elena and the jaquins have their work cut out. In one episode, Shapeshifters, Elena shapeshifts into a jaquin herself in an effort to hunt down Shuriki. How cool is that?!


  • Realm of the Jaquins, Parts I & II
  • Three Jaquins and a Princess
  • Shapeshifters

10 Bonus Shorts

  • Adventures in Vallestrella
    • Flight of the Butterfrog
    • Sleeping Sunbird
    • Fast Food
    • Peabunny Boogie
    • Human Nature
  • Scepter Training with Zuzo
    • The Heist
    • Royal Treasury Escape Room
    • Nothing But Blaze
    • Stowaway
    • Don’t Be Our Guest

Do you have a favorite jaquin?

*I received a sample to help facilitate this post. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Entertainment That Educates + #NCircleEntertainment Giveaway

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~Thank you to NCircle Entertainment for providing DVDs for review. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Children’s minds take in more than we can ever imagine. They watch everything we do. They copy how their friends act, as their energy feeds off of each other. They learn through play, fun, and adventure. The world and every little thing in it is educating our children in some way or another, and the shows and movies they watch are no different.

As school nears, and for many has already started, formal learning and education is soon to be in full swing. Whether you have kids in lower elementary school, are homeschooling, or even have toddlers and pre-K aged kids at home, the NCircle Entertainment August DVD releases will help keep the fun and learning going at home too.

Check out the new fun, adventurous, and educational releases I’ve added to my own kids’ collection this month.

What to expect!

All of these entertainment options get those little gears moving, get your kids asking questions, learning new things, and taking adventures in lands they’ve never experienced before.

Your children will learn things like why the moon only comes out at night, how a whale stays under water for so long, what makes a car go fast, and many more of the world’s mysteries (at least the one’s that children haven’t figured out yet).

They’ll also learn some of life’s greatest lessons, like when and how to ask for help, how to say you’re sorry, why it’s good to tell the truth, and the true meaning and happiness of friendship.

My kids absolutely love Molang and The Little Prince, so I knew these would be instant hits (they watched the entire season of Molang as soon as they got their new goodies). Lily’s Driftwood Bay and The Day Henry Met __ ? are both new to us, but the kids are loving them so far.


Lily likes to take adventures on Driftwood Bay, an imaginary island. Each day Lily’s imagination is sparked by something that washes up from the sea, and she’s taken away to Driftwood Bay, where she and her friends have fun exploring and learning new things.

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Then there’s Henry, a knowledge seeking 4 year old, who loves to ask questions of anything and everything. Do you ever find yourself talking to objects, like asking the car why it keeps running out of gas? No? Maybe that’s just me. Talking to objects is exactly the way Henry learns how and why things work the way they do.

When school is over for the day, or my daughter wants something fun to watch while her brother’s at school, all I have to do is pull out one these fun and educational DVDs for a little entertainment. Want the same for your kids? Enter to win all four NCircle Entertainment August releases (plus a cute book) using the giveaway form below.

Which new release would your kids like?

Connect with In this new DVD, Autumn Journey: Guess How Much I Love You, your children will follow Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends on 6 autumn adventures. Enter now for a chance to win your very own copy! #giveawayWebsite / Facebook / Twitter

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One lucky Making Time reader will win a copy of all four August releases (shown in photo), as well as a Molang book! GOOD LUCK!

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on August 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.



*I received samples free of charge from NCircle Entertainment as part of their Brand Ambassadorship. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.