Much to my daughter’s dismay, I must have been the last mom on Earth to hear of Sofia the First. She has been trying for months to get me to buy Sofia toys and games whenever we saw them in stores, and it wasn’t until about two weeks ago that I realized they were licensed after a new show on Disney Jr.
So, I did my reading and found that Sofia the First is all about a little girl who becomes a princess overnight when her mom marries the king. The show is about adjusting to life as royalty while dealing with normal issues every kid faces, like honesty and loyalty and courage. I love the premise because it shows girls that even though Sofia may be living a fairytale, it’s important to know that she has problems just like everyone else.
My daughter was ridiculously excited when we received the new Sofia the First DVD last week with 5 new episodes from the TV series. After watching the first episode, she turned to me and said “this is the BEST SHOW EVER” and snuggled in. My daughter absolutely loves the show now that she's seen the new DVD, and I love that she’s learning lessons about telling the truth, believing in herself, and trying new things.
As much as I love that Sofia is a great new princess that little girls can grow up with to learn about helping others and being the best you can be, I also love that there are nods to the princesses I grew up with, too. With guest appearances by the good fairies from Sleeping Beauty and Princess Jasmine, Sofia the First is the best of both worlds by being new and exciting but still very much a Disney princess.
Is your little one crazy about Sofia the First? If so, you will definitely want to pick up the new DVD that came out September 17th. Not only does it have 5 episodes of the show, it also comes with a free Sofia paper doll dress-up play set with wardrobe, which is really cute.