Check out the new DVD compilation called Dora’s Ballet Adventure and watch how she, Boots, and the gang have get Dora’s Ballet slippers in time, have to cross the Troll Bridge, help the Big Red Chicken, and get instruments from Senor Shh! Four great episodes include:
Dora’s Ballet Adventure
Dora, La Músico
The Super Silly Fiesta
Dora the Explorer, created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes and Eric Weiner, is a play-along, animated adventure series starring Dora (Caitlin Sanchez). Dora is a seven-year-old Latina heroine whose adventures take place in an imaginative, tropical world filled with jungles, beaches and rainforests. She explores her world just as preschoolers do everyday, and the show is designed to actively engage its audience in an interactive quest using a variety of learning techniques.
In every episode, Dora and Boots (Regan Mizrahi) invite the audience to participate in an exciting adventure, where each step of their journey consists of a problem or puzzle that Dora and the audience must think their way through in order to solve the next problem. Dora is proudly bilingual and uses her knowledge of English and Spanish to communicate with her friends, overcome obstacles and reach her goals. In each episode, Dora teaches Spanish words or phrases to the viewers and then asks them to use it to solve a problem and forge ahead. Ultimately, Dora and her best friend, Boots, triumph, and the story always ends with a “We Did It!” anthem.
Our Take: Now on DVD Dora’s Ballet Adventure was something my youngest daughter just adores and watches over and over. Being a dancer, along with her big sister, my 5 year old remembers her first dance recital and the excitement of performing in her beautiful costume for the whole family to see. Though we didn’t have any issues with our shoes, we giggled throughout the show about flippers and how they would NOT be appropriate for dancing! With four great episodes to watch, my daughter passed the time on a recent car trip enjoying each show. We were on a waiting list for a Spanish immersion school but haven’t gotten in, my daughter says enthusiastically, “I can just watch Dora forever and I’ll learn my Spanish!” We loved this DVD because it was all about dancing and parties, something every little girl loves! The predictability of each episode and the memorable songs make Dora a staple in our household!
Product was sent for honest review.