VTECH INNOTAB SOFTWARE - SOFIA THE FIRST includes an ebook, a photo activity, and a collection of eight mini-games woven together loosely into a story. The ebook mimics the original Sofia the First movie, a tale about a common girl who suddenly finds herself stepdaughter to the king. She must win over her new siblings and defeat the power-hungry villain to start her happy life. The story is read out loud and contains a number of highlighted words, which appear in a glossary.
The mini-games center around the Royal Preparatory Academy, where Sofia goes to learn to act like a princess. She arrives on Jumble Day and must find all her classes, which have been moved to different rooms. To do so, she navigates the halls of the caslte, avoiding patrolling suits of armor and seeking out classmates to ask for help. They give her clues about the classroom door (for example, it has two blue bunnies on the left and one purple bird on the right). Each correct door leads to one of her five classes, which include Dance, Art, Table Setting, Riding, and Magic. She also makes a couple of stops to help others. She helps squirrels carry (and count) acorns, sorts books (by subject and by first letter of the title) in the library, and helps put back together a set of royal jewels (much like a jigsaw puzzle). Each class focuses on different early-learning concepts. For example, Sophia's dance class focuses on counting and skip-counting to help her remember her moves. Art class allows kids to paint one of four pictures using a paint-bucket technique. Once kids are finished, they can use a magic wand to animate portions of the pictures, which are housed in a gallery. After kids complete each class or activity successfully, they are unlocked in free play mode from the main menu. The title also includes the standard VTech photo lab activity, which allows kids to take pictures of themselves with characters and props from the game.