Dora the Explorer is a favourite of my son, and from my interactions with other children his age at pre-kindergarten, I know that he’s definitely not alone. Even though Zackary is reaching the stage of tending to favour shows featuring boys, he still never misses an opportunity to watch Dora and Boots head out on an adventure.
When I received Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Ballet Adventures on DVD to review, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It looked like a great collection of episodes, but would it be too girly for my son? Here’s a brief synopsis:
Dora is getting ready for her big dance show in Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Ballet Adventures, a compilation containing four of Dora’s dancing episodes. Help Dora as she moves and grooves to her way to Dance School to find her ballet slippers before her recital begins. Later, Dora and Boots lead a musical parade, have a fun-filled fiesta and celebrate Boots’ birthday! Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Ballet Adventures will be released on DVD exclusively at Target on Tuesday, February 20, 2011 for the suggested retail price of $16.99.
Zackary sat down to watch Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Ballet Adventures the day after I received it and I was pleasantly surprised by how much he enjoyed it. The first episode was a little more female-oriented than the programs Zackary usually favoured, but he still had a great time watching Dora and Boots try to find Dora’s ballet shoes before the big dance recital. And the rest of the DVD contained classic Dora and Boots adventures sure to be popular with both boys and girls. Zackary especially loved The Super Silly Fiesta, and giggled along with Dora and Boots as they went on a mission to save the Big Red Chicken’s super silly fiesta.
The central theme of all of the episodes is one of celebration, which makes this a great high-energy choice for preschoolers. The joyous exuberance of Dora and Boots as they attend birthday parties, parades and recitals is definitely addictive!
I really enjoyed Dora’s Ballet Adventures and I was definitely happy to see that Zackary liked it so much too. The DVD is available at Target, along with a full collection of Dora ballet apparel and accessories that would be sure to put a smile on any little girl’s face. But for a fun DVD that girls and boys will both love, check out Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Ballet Adventures today!
Buy It: Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Ballet Adventures can be pre-ordered at Target.com, or visit your local Target store on February 20
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