Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends

Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends

Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal FriendsAre your Granddaughters watching the Disney series Sofia The First? My four-year-old twin girls love this series. We are constantly asked to play it on our TV demand feature. One of the featured 2013 Christmas gifts is Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends. One of the reasons that it is so in demand is the new feature that allows the doll to have a two-way conversation with her favorite animal friends. The conversations enchant young girls.
To be honest we are a little wary of buying some of the most hyped toys that profess to be “interactive”. We have witnessed an initial interest in this type of product only to have quickly it cast aside as boring. Having examined this Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends set we think it will expand the enjoyment of the TV series.

What Is In The Box

  • Large sized Adorable Sofia – approximately 10 inches
  • Clover the Rabbit
  • Mia the Bluebird
  • Robin the Robin

Kid Friendly Features of the Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends Set

Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends Little girls love the animals chatting with Sofia. They only have to bring one of the animals close to her amulet causing it glow. Then using one of her 30 phrases she talks to the animals. It is amazing that she calls each animal by name. This mimics the animation of the TV show.

Our Granddaughters love to undress their dolls so it is a bonus that the beautiful purple dress and her shoes come off. Dressing and undressing dolls is a great learning activity. It helps young girls to be able to dress and undress themselves. I am sure that they will play with Sofia without using the interactive feature.

They also love to play act stories and TV shows. With the Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends Set they can pretend to be in the imaginary land of Enchancia. The idea that an ordinary little girl can become a princess is very appealing.

Parent Friendly Features of the Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends Set

Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal FriendsThe fact that Sofia The First is so well made and a large doll is very attractive to parents. She has lovely brown curls, great big blue eyes, and looks just like the beautiful Sofia of the show.

The quality of the doll extends to the long purple dress, a purple glowing amulet, and a sparkling tiara with a purple stone on the top center, and shoes. Adults will appreciate the multi-layered skirt that holds its shape including a white underskirt, purple skirt, and petal-hemmed overlay with decorative detailing.

The only criticism of the Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends Set seems to be the quality of the animals. They do not stand up to rough play. Younger children will need some adult supervision when using them.

What Do Others Think of Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends Set

Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends Set has a 4 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon.com. For parents who have already bought this set they have this to say:

“Final Verdict – So far the Disney Sofia the First Talking Sofia and Animals Friends is the best of the newly created Sofia toys. Our daughter likes the size of the doll and how she is able to interact with her animal friends. My wife and I like that the doll is well built and it works every time our daughter plays with it!”

“Sofia is a large doll that includes three of her animal friends. My daughter is a HUGE Sofia fan and she received this doll as a gift. Sofia is accurate in her appearance and voice. She works as she is suppose to and interacts with her three friends through conversations. My daughter likes to play with the doll and friends separately and doesn’t really use the interaction feature.”
“I purchased this toy for my daughter. While the doll is extremely well made and really very lovely I wish the same quality would have been applied to her animal friends. Within 2 days the little blue bird (which needs to be held by the tail in order to not block the sensor in it’s head so Sofia can interact with it) had, had his tail broken off. My little girl loved the birds especially so I know they did get some rough play but the tail was flimsily attached from the time the box was opened. The little red bird’s feet are in danger of suffering the same fate as they are flimsy as well. The rabbit is very solidly built and seems indestructible so far.”

Accessories for the Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends Set

So far there are not tons of Sofia toys but there are some others than this Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends Set. I think two that would work well with it are the Disney Sofia The First Royal Family Giftset and the Disney Sofia The First Magical Talking Castle. Please note there are very mixed reviews on the castle so please read them and make your own decision.
The other addition that might be considered is the Sofia the First Talking Magical Amulet. This will add to the phrases plus twelve collectible cards that teach lessons of caring and sharing.

Other Reviews for the Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends Set

To read the reviews pro and con from parents and grandparents like you and me please click on this link Reviews for the Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends Set.

Where to Purchase the Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends Set

We have found that the best place with the best price to purchase the Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends Set is amazon.com. They will deliver it right to your door. Shipping is usually free. Their customer service is outstanding.

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