Sofia the First is one of the hottest shows for preschoolers, airing weekdays on Disney Junior. The story of an average girl from the village who becomes a princess when her mother marries the king, Sofia the First allows little girls to put themselves in her shoes, imagining that they, too, could become a princess one day. In each episode we see examples of Sofia’s kind heart and learn a little bit more about how to behave like royalty.

Because of the popularity of the show, toys and other kids’ products bearing Sofia’s likeness and the royal color purple have taken off at retail. If you, like me, have a preschool girl at home, you do not need this lesson, as you probably tuck her into bed in her Sofia nightgown, snuggled up under a Sofia blanket, clutching a stuffed Clover.

Sofia the First Royal Learning TabletVTech, well-known to parents for educational products, tablets, and electronics, recognizes the magic Sofia has with preschoolers and has introduced the Sofia the First Royal Learning Tablet. Designed for kids ages 2 to 5, I think it’s the perfect fit for a 3-year-old girl. The tablet features a range of activities, some of which  is certainly appropriate and fun for a 2-year-old, such as picking songs and pressing buttons to see Sofia and her friends dance to the music. The phonics and spelling games are well-suited to kids ages 4 and 5, and there is plenty of content in between that can span the full age range—matching, for example.

The tablet itself features beautiful colored imagery, though the viewing screen is in black and white. The Royal Learning Tablet is not a replacement for an InnoTab, but rather an affordable learning device that will keep kids busy learning and having fun with Sofia.

This product and more from VTech will be on display at The Big Toy Book’s Sweet Suite 14 event in New York City on July 17. Part of Blogger Bash, a two-day conference connecting bloggers and brands nationwide, Sweet Suite will feature the hottest toys and games for the upcoming holiday season. Visit thebigtoybook.com for more info, and follow the conversation on Twitter!

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