There’s a new princess on the block. And her name is Sofia. She gives her wicked stepsister a second chance, she rides horses with the boys, and she has Tim Gunn at her beck and call. She’s Sofia the First. And she’s got her own series on Disney Junior and, not suprisingly, her very own app. Bean and I had a chance to try out the new Sophia the First app, as well as two other Disney princess apps. And let me tell you, they offer a lot to twirl and dance about.
My personal favorite is Sofia. The Sofia the First Story Theater app is completely charming. The storybook mode is a whimsical version of the first Sofia movie, with delightful, simple animation, lovely voicing, and a clear telling of the story. The interactive story theater mode allows your child to choose three characters from the story, a setting, and then to animate them like puppets and record her voice. And then save her little shows. It’s creative and adorable and I’m totally on board.
The Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast Storybook Deluxe Apps are also enjoyable and quite similar to the other Disney apps in the same series. Each tells the story of the movie in multiple reading modes: read myself, read to me, and record my voice. I have experimented with the record my voice version and it’s SO FUN! Your chance to be a book narrator! And a lovely idea if you are traveling and want to leave your child with a bedtime story read by you. These apps also include painting modes, puzzles and games as well as sing-along videos that are lots of fun.
And the best news is that both of these apps are on sale for $1.99 (down from $4.99) until Friday February 15th. The Princess Dress Up: My Sticker Book, Princess and the Frog Read Along, and Princess Royal Party Disney apps are also on the same sale so be sure to give them a little look see as well. All are designed for kids ages four and up.
Disney Storybook apps for your little princess on hearts day. That’s something baby girls definitely gotta have.