We Did It Dancing Dora the Explorer
Wonderful doll from Nick Junior television show.
Adorable Dora, from the popular Nick Jr. television show Dora the Explorer, will teach your child a bit of Spanish when you press her left shoelace. She stands about a foot tall and swivels around on her oversize sneakers while she talks about color, clothing, and pronounces other common words in English and Spanish. And every so often, when the buttonlike shoelace is pressed, she'll perform the We Did It song from the TV show, complete with dance moves and a bit of pop music in the background. Dora is dressed in bright pink and orange clothing that is not removable (the toy is made for kids ages 2 and older) and has a head of thick brown hair.
Dora the Explorer has become a beloved children's character due to a few key factors:
- Interactivity - Preschool audiences love that Dora directly engages them by asking questions and prompting responses. Kids feel like active participants in the story rather than passive viewers.
- Teaching - As Dora leads viewers on explorations, she teaches Spanish words and concepts like colors, numbers and animals. This educational element is seamlessly woven into fun adventures.
- Optimism - Dora has an infectiously upbeat and kind persona. She encourages kids to overcome obstacles with a "can-do" attitude. Her optimism is uplifting.
- Relatability - While exploring fantastical places, Dora maintains childlike qualities. Her curiosity, playfulness and attachment to her stuffed animal backpack make her a relatable preschool peer.
- Empowerment - Dora portrays a strong, adventurous young Latina heroine. She builds confidence by leading exciting expeditions using her map reading skills and resourcefulness to solve problems.
The engaging interactive adventures combined with Dora's uplifting personality and relatability make her a role model beloved by generations of preschoolers.