Mattel’s Talking Sofia the First Doll Set Teaches Children What It Means to Be a Princess *Giveaway*

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Earlier this week, I found my daughter practicing her princess twirling and I realized just how quickly she is growing up.  She’s traded her ride-on toys and stuffed animals for dress-ups, play-sets and dolls. She’s completely enchanted by all-things Disney and loves pretending she is Sofia the First, from Disney Junior’s hit show about an adventurous little girl adjusting to life as royalty.  The show really resonates with us because it teaches my daughter the value of inner beauty.  Honesty, loyalty, courage, independence, compassion, and grace are the characteristics that Sofia and her friends model, which is what makes her shine inside and out. Sofia is adorable and relatable because she isn’t “perfect.”

 Sofia the First Talking Doll

Pretend play is just one of the ways children learn about their world, and dolls are an engaging way to facilitate this. My daughter squealed with delight when Mattel’s new Sofia the First doll arrived.  The doll includes 3 of her best animal friends who communicate with her, just like they do in the show.  Sofia wears her signature amulet which glows and recognizes and talks to Clover the Rabbit, Robin the Robin, and Mia the Bluebird.  Each of the 30 phrases are unique the specific animal and my daughter was so impressed with the fact that Sofia spoke to each of them.

Sofia the First Talking Doll

The doll is a gorgeous rendition of the little girl princess and the perfect size for little girls like my daughter.  Sofia is dressed in her signature princess gown and is wearing removable shoes, a tiara and her glowing amulet.  The set, which includes her 3 animal friends, is available for $39.99.

Sofia the First Talking Doll

My daughter and I have referenced the show to talk about what it means to be kind, generous, and honest and now that we have the doll, we can continue Sofia’s adventures.  This month, a brand new DVD with 5 episodes from the hit show will be released, allowing children the opportunity to enjoy Sofia’s adventures again and again.  Sofia the First: Ready to Be a Princess will follow the little girl princess as she visits an enchanted circus, meets a pet dragon, and soars through the desert skies with Amber on a magic carpet ride.  Sofia the First airs on Friday mornings at 9:30 am/8:30 am CST on Disney Junior and Disney Channel.

Sofia the First Talking Doll

Image: Mattel

Win It!  One of you will win a Sofia the First Talking Doll and Animal Friends Set. Simply complete the Rafflecopter form and leave me a comment with one thing you love about the show. Comments will close on September 21st, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST.

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72 Responses to “Mattel’s Talking Sofia the First Doll Set Teaches Children What It Means to Be a Princess *Giveaway*”

  1. Mary Happymommy — September 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I love that Sofia is spunky.

  2. aimee — September 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    I love that she demonstrates admirable qualities, not just dresses and tiaras!

  3. Amy B — September 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I also love how the show can be used to teach about kindness and that a princess is someone who is caring, loving and brave.

  4. amy pugmire — September 6, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I love the good example she sets! and I love that she is different!

  5. Jennifer Young — September 7, 2013 at 6:19 am

    I love that she loves animals, just like my girls!

  6. Erin Thompson — September 7, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I love that she is kind to others and is not selfish.

  7. courtney b — September 7, 2013 at 8:16 am

    my daughter loves the fashion and her friends!

  8. Denise m — September 7, 2013 at 8:56 am

    she always sees the good in people

  9. Nannypanpan — September 7, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I love that she helps others

  10. Kristie — September 7, 2013 at 11:15 am

    I love that she teaches kids good morals.

  11. Kimberly Schotz — September 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I like that Sofia is a good example

  12. Sylvia White — September 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I love that she always tries to be nice

  13. rod jackson — September 7, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    We like how caring she is towards others.

  14. Sandy VanHoey — September 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I like that her animal friends communicate with her and how she loves then

  15. D SCHMIDT — September 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I love her jovial personality and optimism.

  16. Jeanna — September 7, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I like how nice she is to EVERYONE, no matter what!

  17. Sheryl — September 7, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I like that she is a good example of characters we want to instill in our children and everyone has struggles in life.

  18. Jackie — September 7, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I love that she is so sweet and friendly.
    Thank you!

  19. JW — September 7, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I’ve never seen it but it looks okay

  20. jen larson — September 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Every episode has a good message to teach our children. Kindness the main theme.

  21. Audra Weathers — September 8, 2013 at 6:09 am

    My daughter loves this show. I like that it’s always got a little lesson in each episode and Sophia is a sweet character.

  22. Melanie Montgomery — September 8, 2013 at 11:57 am

    She sets a good example!

  23. Naomie — September 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    She loves animals!

  24. Melissa Hartley — September 8, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I love Sofia’s dress & hair .. also she isn’t a “perfect” princess .. nothing wrong with that 🙂

  25. Devon F — September 8, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I love that Sofia teaches children to have a positive attitude

  26. Cassandra Eastman — September 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I love her great attitude towards everything, a great example for children!

  27. April G — September 8, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I love that Sofia wasn’t born a princess, she has to learn to be one- and she learns that being a princess is about having a good heart and being kind and caring!

  28. BeckyM — September 9, 2013 at 6:23 am

    She is sweet and caring.

  29. Melissa — September 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Love Sofia’s Fashion! 🙂

  30. Cynthia R — September 9, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    i love how sassy and smart she is!

  31. Amy S D — September 9, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    She is nice to everyone and has good morals/values.

  32. tess — September 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    i like how she puts other people first…like when she carried the librians books home instead of taking her she though
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  33. melina r — September 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I like that each episode teaches something good. She is a good character.

  34. Beth D. — September 10, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I love that Sofia is a strong female character who does things that are considered “prince things” and “princess things”.

  35. Laura J — September 10, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Oh we love her overall attitude! So positive! A good role model for our kids!

  36. Tiffany — September 10, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I like that each episode teaches good habits. Sofia is a good role model for little girls.

  37. jenn mcclearn — September 11, 2013 at 3:23 am

    I love that she isn’t a typical princess, that she does every thing her brother does and doesn’t just care about looking pretty 🙂

  38. Jennifer Marie — September 11, 2013 at 5:51 am

    I like that it teaches about honesty.

  39. Anna-Leigh — September 11, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Sofia is a girl who wears her heart on her sleeve and really sees the good in everyone. I think that is a great quality to have. My daughter loves the show!

  40. joanne gentry — September 11, 2013 at 6:40 am

    I like that the messages are very simple yet so powerful, morals we hope our children will carry and model as they grow.

  41. Kristen H — September 11, 2013 at 6:42 am

    I like that Sofia always tries to do the right thing – she sometimes makes mistakes – but she makes up for them and learns from her mistakes. She is kind to everyone and isn’t afraid to question when something isn’t right.

  42. Natalie — September 11, 2013 at 7:07 am

    I love that she’s a good person and gives everyone a chance

  43. Ronnie Owens — September 11, 2013 at 7:22 am

    I want this for my granddaughter

  44. Lisa K — September 11, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I love the characteristics she teaches, the things we want our little ladies to become. Honesty, loyalty, courage, independence, compassion, and grace. My 3 yr old would love this doll.

  45. Emily Wells — September 11, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I like that she doesn’t scream like Dora every time she talks, LOL!

  46. T.h.Ransom — September 11, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I love how she is kind to everyone and tries to do the right thing

  47. Kristy S — September 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    her kindness and love of animals

  48. Marci — September 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I like her honesty!

  49. alena svetelska — September 11, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    i like she is always nice and honest to others

  50. Nicole Lancaster — September 11, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I love that Sophia The First always helps her friends and animals.

  51. Katie Bellamy — September 11, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    My daughter loves her!

  52. Julie — September 11, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    lvoe that she sets great examples and she is so cute

  53. Shannon F — September 12, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I love how truly innocent she is and how she always tries to do the right thing.

  54. Maria Malaveci — September 12, 2013 at 6:27 am

    I love that she always tries to do the right thing, and she is always nice to everyone.

  55. nicole barr — September 12, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I love how her show always has good life lessons my daughter loves her

  56. April Yedinak — September 12, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I think she is adorable and I love that she is a kind role model for children, but truthfully, my favorite thing about the show is Tim Gunn.

  57. Rochel S — September 12, 2013 at 11:24 am

    She is kind to everyone!!

  58. Debbie F — September 12, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    We Love her never forgetting her friends and where she came from and how to make royalty understand

  59. Sabrina — September 13, 2013 at 5:01 am

    She is a real little girl, that teaches my daughter valuable and wonderful lessons of loyalty, friendship and kindness. And how those attributes will always get you ahead in life.

  60. john — September 13, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Such nice items for your little princess.

  61. Kerry G. — September 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I love how kind she is.

  62. stephanie — September 15, 2013 at 4:27 am

    my daughter loves this show~

  63. Jenn McClearn — September 15, 2013 at 5:12 am

    I love that Sofia isn’t a typical princess , that she likes to try things that her brother does and that she also acts like a little girl, my boys love this show too 😉

  64. Steph — September 15, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I like the animation and that her character remembers her old friends from before she became a big deal.

  65. Jessiac — September 15, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I love how cute she is

  66. tina reynolds — September 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I love how sweet and honest she is always doing for others.

  67. Mary Dailey — September 17, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I love that she sets a good example.

  68. Victoria Carlson — September 18, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I love that Sofia the doll has animal friends to communicate with her and are unique. Makes the imaginary play time more fun!

  69. ellen c. — September 19, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I like that she is always willing to help others and is accepting of her new family. Thanks for the chance.

  70. Lisa L — September 20, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Sofia the First is always kind & honest =)

  71. trixx — September 20, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I like that she is caring


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