Dora the Explorer is a popular character in our house. My oldest daughter Anna has always been a fan and now her little sister Isabelle is following suit with a similar love for Dora, Boots and their terrific adventures. That is why we eagerly welcomed an opportunity to try out a new online Dora adventure in which you get to create a character for your little one to become a part of Dora’s world. Now when you buy specially-marked Dora the Explorer merchandise you can also receive an exclusive access PIN to create a digital storybook that lets you create a character exactly like your son or daughter who stars in the story as Dora’s best friend! Skin, eye, and hair colour can all be selected to customize your own character, as well as clothing and accessories options.
Nickelodeon kindly sent us a lovely little t-shirt for my youngest daughter Isabelle that included the special hangtag providing a unique PIN code to create a Dora Digital Storybook. Isabelle was so excited to finally have a piece of her own Dora the Explorer clothing just like big sister but being only two, I thought my five-year-old Anna might get more entertainment from the online book so I saved the code for her.
It was very easy to access the online content by simply visiting http://www.doradigibook.com/ and entering the code to begin. The website was very user-friendly for my five-year-old. She was able to independently select her character’s hair, skin, eyes and clothing colour to ensure it was personalized to her. The site also asks for the child’s name, hometown and a few of her favourite things, which all get incorporated into the story later.
Once all the details have been entered, the story begins and not only is your child the star character as Dora’s best friend, she also gets to place the illustrations within the backdrop setting. All the characters and other important details wait at the top of the page for your child to drag into position in the story, making it an even more interactive experience. Anna really enjoyed that part!
Nickelodeon wants to give your little girl a chance to enjoy some fun with Dora the Explorer too, so the company is very generously offering one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader an adorable long-sleeved t-shirt and leggings set in a size 3T that includes the special PIN code for your child to create their own Dora Digital Storybook! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment about what little girl in your life would be adventuring with Dora if you won.
This was a great way to spend some time with my daughter and combine her love of books and reading with her growing desire for “computer time” in a fun way! I even found myself chuckling at the clever ways that our hometown and Anna’s favourite things were brought into the story. And Anna was legitimately excited about the accomplishments she made within the story as the star character, which was great. Dora the Explorer clothing with Digital Storybook PIN codes is available at Walmart Canada so if you have a Dora lover in your home, make sure your next Dora the Explorer product comes with the Dora Digital Storybook experience. I hope your child enjoys their day with Dora as much as mine did!
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