Editor’s note: In order to facilitate this review, a copy of Dora and Friends DVD was provided. However, all opinions are my own.
Have you heard the news? Dora is all grown up! Yes, little Dora is all grown up and has a band of great friends — Kate, Naiya, Emma, Alana and Pablo– and together they are setting out for new adventures in the city. I had a chance to review Dora and Friends DVD (which is available for sale today!)
I’m thrilled to be reviewing this DVD because it has a great feature, especially for moms raising bilingual kids: Dora and Friends features a Spanish track, so Dora and her friends can help your kids practice their Spanish skills.
Here is what I love about the Dora and Friends DVD:
- Kids can learn new vocabulary in Spanish: The Spanish track on Dora and Friends means kids will learn new words and increase their Spanish language vocabulary.
- The plots thicken: Just like Dora has grown up, my son is growing up. Dora and Friends’ plots are more in line with my son’s curious mind at this age. I love the problem solving skills that are put to use as Dora and her friends explore and work together to solve problems.
- Kids learn about teamwork: Dora and her friends have to work together to accomplish their goal.
- Música/Music: Music is a big part of the story lines, and I love that. It gets kids dancing, moving, and singing.
- Focus on Latino culture: Dora and her friends explore the richness of Hispanic culture in a much deeper way than Dora did when she was little.
- Dora’s friends are of all colors: I love that Dora’s friends are diverse, which reflects today’s society.
To learn more about Dora and Friends visit the Nick. Jr website.
DORA AND FRIENDS GIVEAWAY!
Now, for the fun part, to celebrate the release of Dora & Friends I’m hosting a GREAT giveway, a Dora and Friends Pack valued at $88! In addition to the Dora and Friends DVD, one lucky winner will win a prize featuring the toys below. Your little one will love the DVD and these very cute toys! Enter for a chance to win via the Rafflecopter link at the end of this post.
Fisher-Price® Dora and Friends Café
The Arco Iris Café is Dora and her friends’ favorite hangout in Playa Verde, and now kids can make it come alive with one of the special charms from the included kid-sized bracelet. The café features two floors of play, lights, over 35 phrases in English and Spanish and a song from the television show. It comes with a Dora figure, café furniture, snack bar treats, six magical charms and a charm bracelet just like Dora’s. Add more charms to the bracelet and expand the world of Dora & Friends with more figures and playsets, each sold separately.
Fisher-Price® Dora and Friends Dora Plush
Recreate the adventures of Dora and her friends with this plush, 12-inch Dora doll. It’s soft, cozy fabric makes it great for either snuggle time or playtime.
Fisher-Price® Dora and Friends Play It Two Ways Guitar
Rock out like a star with the Dora and Friends Play It Two Ways Guitar. Simply flip the guitar’s front panel up or down to switch between acoustic and electric sounds. One side allows kids to sing a duet with Dora and the other side features rockin’ songs to sing to with Dora and her friends. Strum the strings or press the buttons to add phrases and guitar riffs to the songs.