|CC with Sofia the First|
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.
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Good luck, and I will announce the winner on Friday, Aug. 30!