Dora Searches for Boots in Apple Store App

Dora the Explorer: Where is Boots App
Dora the Explorer: Where is Boots App

Children apps are popular for android and Apple users.   One currently on the market is Dora the Explorer: Where is Boots?  A seek and find adventure.  This interactive storybook is available on the AppStore for the iPhone and the iPad.    Currently, the price for the app is $1.99 for the iPhone and iPod, and $3.99 for the iPad.

The app is an interactive storybook that is designed for preschoolers.  Users read along with the story and play games as Dora goes on a little adventure trying to locate her best friend Boots.  This is a lot like the television program when Dora goes  exploring and has activities she must complete before she can move on to the next part of her adventure.

 Video Trailer of Dora the Explorer: Where is Boots

Dora the Explore Part of Universal Orlando Nightly Parade

When you go to theme parks you expect have lots of fun and experience many different types of entertainment.   Universal Orlando is having their grand opening of the Universal’s Superstar Parade May 8, 2012.   The parade will feature many children favorites including Dora the Explorer and Diego.     Along with these characters there will be several others children favorites like SpongeBob SquarePants, E.B. from Hop, and some minions from Despicable Me.     According the Universal Orlando website, guests will have the opportunity to interact with the parade characters throughout the day.

If, while you are vacationing in Orlando, Florida,  you are looking to spend time with more Nickelodeon characters like Dora the Explorer, Diego, or SpongeBob you may consider staying at the Nickelodeon Suites Resorts in Orlando.  The resort includes character themed rooms, and activities.

Dora the Explorer Mermaid Movie Features Thalia

Dora the Explorer is on a new adventure.  This time she is helping a little a young mermaid girl find her mom.   Dora has a mermaid charm necklace that she uses to turn herself into a mermaid and Boots into a sea monkey.   With the help of her best friend Boots, Dora and the little mermaid, Maribel, will go on an underwater that leads to finding Maribel’s mom.    Viewers will notice that the mother mermaid sounds familiar because she is being voiced by Latina superstar Thalia. The 30-minute special, “Dora’s Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom” will air March 16th  at 10 am ET/PT on Nickelodeon.

Dora the Explorer 3rd Most Viewed Kid’s Show on ComCast On Demand

Comcast Xfinity, the on demand arm of the cable provider, revealed its most watched movies and television programs.    On the list of most watched children television shows is Dora the Explorer.   Dora the Explorer came in third place, with another top Nickelodeon show, SpongeBob SquarePants coming in first.  Second place was Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club House.   All of these shows are with classic figure or are shows that have been around for over a decade.

Dora New Toys to Include Dollhouse and Potty and Gymnastics Dolls

A new year always brings in new toys from toys manufacturers.    Soon we should expect some new Dora the Explorer toys that will delight young children.   One of the newest toys will be a battery operated Dora the Explorer.   Fantastic Gymnastics Dora will be able to do different gymnastics moves.   Staying true to the Dora the Explorer philosophy this Dora the Explorer doll will be able to say phrases in both English and Spanish.   This doll is coming this fall and expected to cost$49.99.

Another battery operated Dora toy scheduled to be in stores this fall is Playtime and Together Dora and Me Dollhouse.   This Dora dollhouse is expected to cost $69.99.   The dollhouse will have several different rooms and furniture items.   When playing with the dollhouse you will find that there are different areas that can be pressed that will say different phrases in Spanish and English.  Dora, Mami, Papi, and Perrito are also included with the other dollhouse items.

A third item that parents will welcome is a new Dora the Explorer potty doll.  There have been Dora potty seats and chairs in the past that have been helpful to parents that were training their children to use the potty.  This new Dora potty doll is battery operated.  She sings songs and tells you when she needs to sit on the potty.  Like the other toys, Ready for Potty Dora will be available this fall. This Dora dolls is expected to retail for $24.99.

Dora the Explorer and Diego Traveling Exhibit in Indiana and California

In February 2011 Dora and Diego-Let’s Explore began its 5 year international tour.   Its first stop was the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis Indiana.   Now the exhibit has returned to that museum and is also visiting the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, California.   Both locations will have the exhibits for several months during the first part of this year: January 28th through May 6, 2012.

It is no surprise that these exhibits would be widely popular with families.  The exhibit includes fun and educational opportunities for children to explore.     There are areas for the children to engage in interactive learning and play.  Children can explore the rainforest and swing across monkey bars.    You can play in several different themed areas based on character and locations on the “Dora the Explorer” and “Go! Diego Go!” television programs:  Tico’s Nutty Forest, Isa’s Flowery Gardens, Purple Planet, Rainforest Maze, and The Pirate Piggies’ Ship.

More information can be found on the individual museums’ websites.

Children’s Museum Indianapolis

Discovery Science Center

Dora the Explorer Pillow Pets

Pillow Pets have become a household name.  If you watch children programming you are bound to hear that catchy jingle for the commercials about theses stuffed characters that also function as pillows.   Now you can find Pillow Pets in about every store.  These Pillow Pets are no longer just cuddly animals, but they have also broadened the scope to include popular children characters and other figures.

Now kids can get Pillow Pets from popular show like Dora the Explorer Dora Pillow Pets come in the standard size, and also the miniature size Pillow Pets.     Children can find Pillow Pets in many other favorite characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Winnie the Pooh.

Currently, Go Diego Go Pillow Pets are not available, but I would not be surprised if some added soon.

Go,Diego, Go Voice Starts Music Career

Voice behind Go Diego Go’s Diego is now making its way to musical singles. Matt Hunter, who provided the voice of Diego, Dora the Explorer’s animal recuing cousin, from season 4 to season 5 of the show is now making his debut into the music industry. According to an article on Fox, Hunter describes his music as something without a Latin touch. He says that many people will likely compare him to popular male teen musician, Justin Bieber, but his music will have more of Latin touch.

Below is a video of Matt Hunter singing Home for the Holidays, which shows off his great voice.

Beautiful Dora the Explorer Round Cake for 3 Year-Old

Many times parent want inspiration when deciding to make a unique Dora the Explorer Cake.   The maker of the Dora the Explorer cake below created the cake for a friend’s young daughter’s 3rd birthday.  Aesthetically, everything seemed to turn out perfectly.   

Some parts of the cake are not edible, including the toy Dora the Explorer, Boots, and Swiper on the sides and top of the cake.   These elements are Dora the Explorer cake toppers that can be purchased online or some traditional stores.   There are other decorative items that were molded out edible food products. 

Looking at this cake we can tell the creator is experienced, but those that are new to this should not beat themselves up about not being able to create a Dora the Explorer cake like this on the first try.  This is something that can inspire new cake bakers and decorators.  

Video of Dora the Explorer Round Birthday Cake

Dora the Explorer Primetime Special Next Week

On March 14tha new Dora the Explorer television will air on Nickelodeon at 7 p.m.   We get to see Dora try out some of her dancing skills in “Dora’s Ballet Adventure.”  She gets to show off some of ballet moves.   In this episode Dora and her best friend, Boots, must find her ballet slippers before her recital.  The video “Dora’s Ballet Adventure” will be available in store with the primetime episode and some other Dora the Explorer episodes.    This joins a slew of Dora the Explorer specials that have made their way to DVDs.