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Having three boys, I don’t get to watch girly princess shows. I was able to catch an episode of Sofia, and it surely is a change from dinosaurs and cars! Did you hear that “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess” was crowned the #1 preschool cable TV telecast of all time when it aired on November 18, 2012?
When Sofia’s mom marries the king, she’s whisked off to the castle, where she learns what it means to be a true princess. In addition to learning how to fit in with her new family, including her step-father, King Roland II, and step-siblings, Amber and James, Sofia quickly discovers that looking like a princess isn’t all that difficult, but possessing the characteristics of a true princess – honesty, loyalty, courage, independence, compassion, and grace – is what makes one truly royal. While living in a captivating world of castles, wizards, and flying horses, Sofia is a relatable peer-to-peer princess who is experiencing many of the same social situations as young viewers at home – learning how to fit in, making new friends, and conquering new skills. Helping her in her journey are the three headmistresses of Royal Prep Academy – Fauna, Flora, and Merryweather (the beloved fairies seen in Disney’s classic “Sleeping Beauty”); the royal steward, Baileywick; and a group of cute woodland creatures, including a rabbit named Clover; as well as Cinderella, a classic Disney Princess, who makes a special visit to offer Sofia words of wisdom.