We have re-discovered an old favourite video of mine, and it has been a huge success in our household: Mary Poppins. What is there not to love about a nanny who can make anything come out of her handbag and can clean up a childen’s room by clapping her hands?
It is such a great fluffy story with songs, dances, a good dose of animation and some great characters with really bad English accents (Dick van Dyke). The ‘Chim Chim Cher-ee’ song is our favourite — the children love singing it and even attempting the dance (I think that song even won an Oscar as best song, back in the day).
One of our other favourites is The Sound of Music, and I think I am going to get Singin’ in the Rain and Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang next. If you have any other recommendations, do let me know. I have a bit of a soft spot for cheesy old musicals, and so do my daughters apparently!