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5 Princess Sofia Role-Playing Moments to Capture and Share

I confess that I never thought I would have so much fun with my girl’s princess stage. I adore it and have no qualms about what others worry about that Disney princesses could destroy her self-image of an empowered girl. Quite the contrary. Her love of Princess Sofia the First, in particular, is a beautiful thing to witness because she really gets incredibly creative with her play and Sofia has turned out to be a pretty fantastic role model of a little girl.

Since this house lives and breathes Sofia the First all the time, it’s only a given that Camila is so excited for Disney Junior’s Pirate and Princess Summer because it means that there’s a brand new Sofia the First episode every single Friday through the end of August. And, yes, there’s also new Jake episodes airing every week for the pirate-lovers. But what we’re most excited about is the chance to have a picture of Camila in one of her Sofia moments air on Disney Junior! (Her and I are actually on a promo that’s airing right now and was shot last year, but she wants more!)

You too have that chance if you just visit the Disney Junior Pirate and Princess Summer landing page and from there pick a theme, print a prop, and upload your child’s photo for a chance to be featured on Disney Junior!  Participate in as many themes as you like and be a part of Disney Junior’s Pirate and Princess event all summer long!

My girl and I had so much fun working on these pictures together. I totally let her take the lead and decide which themes she wanted to use, what she wanted to wear, how she would pose, which props to feature, etc. The results are frame-worthy and I hope Disney Junior-worthy too! What do you think?

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    5 Princess Sofia Role-Playing Moments to Capture and Share
  • Your Summer Garden 2 of 6
    Disney Junior Pirates and Sofia Summer

    Theme: Your Summer Garden

    Prompt: Show us a playful plant or magical flower from your Never Land garden.

    Camila chose this beautiful purple flower from a bush in our garden because it matches Sofia's gown.

  • Your Royal Treasure for Sofia 3 of 6
    Disney Junior Pirates Sofia Summer jewel

    Theme: Your Royal Treasure for Sofia

    Prompt: Present your favorite treasure fit for a princess

    Camila's holding her so super special sparkly heart pendant and Virgin of Guadalupe charm necklace. This is her biggest treasure ever and I'm always amazed at how careful she is of taking care of it.

  • Your Magic Carpet Ride 4 of 6
    Disney Junior Pirates Sofia Summer

    Theme: Your Magic Carpet Ride

    Prompt: Create your own magic carpet ride, just like Sofia.

    She felt the need to ride her magic carpet in lounging style. Good for her, I say.

  • Your Enchanted Animal Pal 5 of 6
    Disney Junior Pirates Sofia Summer

    Theme: Your Enchanted Animal Pal

    Prompt: Take a royal picture with your favorite stuffed animal friend.

    Lady is definitely an enchanted animal fit for a princess.

  • Your Best Princess or Prince Pose 6 of 6
    Disney Junior Pirates Sofia Summer Princess

    Theme: Your Best Princess or Prince Pose

    Prompt: Show us how you would pose like a princess or prince if you lived in Enchancia with Sofia and James.

    I think she's got the pose down with just the right amount of enchantment!


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