Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mattel's Disney Sofia the First Doll Talks Friendship *Giveaway*

CC with Sofia the First
UPDATE: Congrats to Matt S., who won the Sofia the First talking doll with animals! Wow, I've never had someone retweet that much. (That really upped Matt's odds, btw, since I used Random.org.) Thanks to everyone who participated! This was an especially sweet giveaway, because I loved reading about how awesome and generous all of your kids are! :)

Being a princess is about more than fancy dresses and bejeweled crowns, according to Sofia the First, Disney's newest little royal.

And that's the message I love for my own little princess—that it's about heart, kindness, generosity and loyalty.

CC is a big fan of the animated show Sofia the First (Fridays at 9:30 a.m. on Disney Junior), and we were just watching an episode in which Sofia learns the importance of friendship—and how easy it can be to hurt a friend's feelings. She and Clover the Rabbit enter a contest, but when she finds another bunny that can perform better than Clover, she ditches him so she can have a better chance of winning. Fortunately, she learns that that's not the way we treat people (or our animal friends).


Speaking of friendship, Mattel's new Disney Sofia the First "Talking Sofia and Animal Friends" set (SRP: $39.99) focuses on just that.

Through Mattel's Disney Insider Playtime program, CC and I got a chance to check out this cool toy, which has some really fun features.

Not only is this 10.5-inch Sofia the First doll a great size for playtime—very sturdy for little hands—she also has a pretty purple amulet that glows when you push it, which also gets Sofia talking.

What's especially cool is that when you hold one of her animal friends close to her—Clover the Rabbit, Robin the Robin or Mia the Bluebird, all of which are included—she and each little friend has their own conversation.

This basically blew CC's mind.

Playing with Sofia the First is, of course, fun for kids. It's also great to have a discussion about what kind of princess Sofia is and what it means to be kind and generous, among other nice traits.

I asked CC what that means for her ....

"Sharing my favorite toy," she said. Yes! Very kind and generous.

More later on our progress with that. Fingers crossed!

*** GIVEAWAY ***

I'm giving away 1 Mattel Disney Sofia the First "Talking Sofia and Animal Friends" set, courtesy of Mattel.

To enter, leave a comment below, telling me what kindness, generosity and/or honesty mean to your little princess.

For more chances to win, follow me on Twitter and retweet this giveaway. I'm at @la_story. Or you can "Like" the L.A. Story Facebook page and share the giveaway.

Just be sure to leave extra comments telling me you did so. 

Good luck, and I will announce the winner on Friday, Aug. 30!

32 comments:

noreen said...

We love that episode, though the troll one I think they like even better. We love watch the show on Demand especially once school starts again since my kids will be in school. We emphasize being nice and honesty in our home.

noreen said...

I think my brain must be asleep, my grammar above is horrible. I meant that they are in school at 9:30am in a few weeks so we only be able to watch on Demand :).

Mami2jcn said...

My daughter is turning 4 next week and she adores Sofia! She would be thrilled to get this!

Just a few minutes ago I witnessed my daughter's generosity. She had a minor argument with her 8 year old brother about some dominoes they were building a bridge with that had fallen over. A few minutes later she went to him and said she was sorry and she wanted to help him rebuild the bridge that had toppled over. It warmed my heart to see her being so kind to him and they happily played together again.

Mami2jcn said...

I like you on Facebook as Mary Happymommy and I shared the giveaway:

https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/619839854713048

Thanks for the chance!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Allison Van Dusen said...

For Ava, who loves Sofia, kindness typically comes in the form of making things for others. She really likes making cards or necklaces or paper flowers and giving them as gifts- probably because she also likes getting gifts!

Matt S. said...

I shared on facebook!!

https://www.facebook.com/mark.stringer.73157/posts/209561545875115

matt at stringham fam dot com

Matt S. said...

for my daughter it means sharing her favorite cinderella doll with her little sister!! Thanks for the giveaway, we love sofia in our house!

Matt S. said...

I tweeted!!!

https://twitter.com/crxlurpiphone/status/370553370114654209

Vivacious Ramsey said...

My daughter knows that genorosity is a given in life. You treat others the way you want to be treated

Vivacious Ramsey said...

i retweeted your giveaway link @vivaciousgold

yes.4eva.r(atgmaildotcom)

Matt S. said...

I retweeted!!!

https://twitter.com/crxlurpiphone/status/372013022765543424

Matt S. said...

I shared on facebook!!!

https://www.facebook.com/mark.stringer.73157/posts/210871339077469

Matt S. said...

I retweeted!!!

https://twitter.com/crxlurpiphone/status/372404572951560193

Rochel S said...

My daughter know that she has to share with her brother. She also knows to say Please and Thank you.
rufful at gmail dot com

Rochel S said...

Follow u on twitter and tweeted https://twitter.com/lake12/status/372459613339136000
rufful at gmail dot com

jenn mcclearn said...

My daughter is still very young so she doesn't know much about these things yet. Her smile is her only sign of kindness and the sleep she gives me is her generosity :) My 4 year old son loves Sofia and says we need the dolls for his baby sister :)

aerojenn@aol.com

Tj and Amy said...

I try to teach this to my girls everyday. It is a big big deal in our home. That's why I love sofia the first because she sets a great example to my girls and she teaches them great lessons. we pray every night that we can be kind, loving and honest to everyone. I hope they keep remembering. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/372748825456173057

Devon F said...

My daughter love Sofia! My daughter knows she has to be nice & teart others just as she would like to be traeted & always remembers her pleases & thank yous!

Devon F said...

I followed you on twitter @mommy2luvbug & retweeted about your giveaway

Cassandra Eastman said...

Kindess to my little girl means sharing her toys with her brother!

Matt S. said...

I tweeted!!

https://twitter.com/crxlurpiphone/status/372823640867225600

Stephanie G said...

This doll would be for my nieces since my daughter is too young. They are both growing up very kind, they learned to knit and helped my mom knit some items for my baby!

Stephanie G said...

I follow you on twitter and retweeted
@abrightbabe
https://twitter.com/la_story/status/369859584472911872
abuninoven athotmaildot com

Stephanie G said...

I like you on facebook and shared
https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.guerra.98622/posts/164924580364331
abuninoven athotmaildot com

Matt S. said...

I tweeted again!!

https://twitter.com/crxlurpiphone/status/373167387626856449

L.A. Story said...

Wow, I really love all of these comments. They're so heartwarming and a reminder of how sweet our kiddos are. :)

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Mami2jcn said...

Oh I had no idea you could tweet more than once! Darn! I would have certainly tweeted daily if I had known. My daughter loves Sofia.

L.A. Story said...

Absolutely, Mami2jcn. I'll make that clearer next time!

katychick said...

My daughter loves sofia the first- she watches it daily and she is being so kind to her baby sister- she likes to help give her a bath and feed her milk. She thinks kindess is taking care of her baby-she says ..its her baby..
tcogbill at live dot com

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