App Review and Giveaway: Sofia the First by Disney

Sofia the First Story Theatre

Sofia the First is a TV movie for preschooler on Disney Channel.  Premiered last fall, it received positive reviews.  Now Disney is making it into a TV series on Disney Junior.  In the meantime, Disney Publishing released the first “Sofia the First” storybook app for iOS devices.

Sofia is a girl who suddenly became a Princess when her mother married the King. She found there are so much to learn … The story helps young children learn how to adapt to a new environment, how to get along with new siblings, and more importantly, how to stay positive throughout difficult times.  It is a princess story with a modern twist.

Kids can read the app by themselves, or have it read to them.  The voices are original voices from the movie and the TV series.

In addition to the story, the app has a Royal Theatre, where kids can select scenes, characters, props, and record their own stories.  All items in the selections are from the story.  Kids can move the characters around on the screen, record dialogs between the characters.  They can also choose background music for their stories.  To some extent, it is like a simpler version of Toontastic.  While Toontastic is really trying to teach kids about storytelling, the Royal Theatre in this app simply lets the kids be creative based on the story in the app.

What kids can learn:Sofia the First Story Theater App
Kids learn social skills, such as making friends, overcoming difficulties, seeking helps.  In the Royal Theatre, kids can be creative and learn to create their own story.

How parents can help:
Parents can read/listen the story together with the kids, ask appropriate questions to help kids learn the life skills.  As to the Royal Theatre, parents can co-create a story with the kids, or simply watch the kids’ creations and encourage kids to create more.

iGameMom Comments:
It is a great story with positive messages.  The Royal Theatre is a wonderful add-on to the story, giving kids the opportunities to use their imagination and create their own stories.  It also provides the parents opportunities to interact with their kids more.

Sofia the First is available for iPhone, iPod, and iPAD.  It is $3.99 on App store.

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GIVEAWAY

iGameMom has a copy of Sofia the First to giveaway, thanks to Disney.

To win the app, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post, telling us what is your kids’ most favorite movie. Any comments entered by midnight Jan.22 are eligible to win.

The winner will be randomly picked and announced here at this post on Jan.23.

Good luck!

Sorry for the delay on announcing the winner – the winner is Tyler Wood.  Enjoy!

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Kimberly January 18, 2013 at 9:02 am

My daughter Aniston Grace’s favorite movie is Tangled. She LOVES Sophia the First: Once Upon a Princess we watch this serveral times a day!!

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iGameMom January 18, 2013 at 11:38 am

I did not get chance to watch Tangled, but heard it is very good. let’s hope you win the app, so she has a book to go with the movie, and be able to create his own Sofia stories.

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Angela January 17, 2013 at 7:35 pm

My child’s favorite movie is Cars.

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iGameMom January 18, 2013 at 11:35 am

That is one of my son’t favorite too. Now he has some other movies, but still likes this one a lot.

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Tyler Wood January 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm

All of the cars movies and he loves Sophia the First. I guess because she’s cute!! Lol

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iGameMom January 18, 2013 at 11:32 am

I have to agree she is cute.

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Becky January 17, 2013 at 11:37 am

My child’s favorite movie now is Monsters Inc.

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iGameMom January 18, 2013 at 11:34 am

My son did not like the first Monster movie. So we did not offer seeing it when the 2nd one came out. But when he saw the trailer, he asked to see that movie. Seems they change …

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Ryan January 16, 2013 at 9:08 am

My 4 year old loves this show. Well worth watching if you have a little girl. Little curious about the app.

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iGameMom January 16, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Ha, you should try it out.

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iGameMom January 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm

THanks for sharing. I read good reviews about the movie. Would you like to win the giveaway? If yes, make sure answer the question “what is your child’s favorite movie”?

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