Dora the Explorer and Dora Digital Story Book – Product Review
My eldest daughter is a HUGE Dora The Explorer fan. I’m pretty sure we’ve seen every episode that Netflix carries at least 3 times. The favourite episodes have, of course, been viewed many more times than that. If you’re new to toddler tv, you can find out more about the show on the Nickelodeon site here. She’s been starting to almost outgrow her Dora years and hasn’t been watching the shows that much lately but all of her affection for Dora returned when I had the opportunity to introduce her to the Dora Digital Story Book game.
My daughter, so literal right now, had me read the words carefully so that she could try to recreate the scene EXACTLY as described in the story. So funny! Again, the creative aspect for her was a joy. Sort of like playing with stickers or collage, building a visual story with the images available. As the one moving the characters for her (she still has trouble with ‘dragging’ items on the computer.. when both clicking and moving the finger are both required), I can attest that she was VERY particular as to precisely where each person went in the book. The software works pretty well to allow quite a lot of creative freedom. One constraint is in ‘layering’. For example (and as you can see in the photo to the left) is if you want Dora or your character to wear the baseball glove or hold a baton or a bottle. The software will make some assumptions about which image to put in front of the other and it was a bit tricky to get it to look right in some instances.
If you’d like to play along with the Dora Digital Story Book, you can purchase specially marked Dora products at Walmart, where you’ll receive a unique PIN that allows you to sign-in and get started
Or, you can enter to WIN an adorable Dora outfit (T-shirt and Leggings set – size 2T) complete with your own PIN for trying out the Dora Digital Story Book provided to Little Miss Kate from the generous folks at Nickelodeon.
Enter via the Rafflecopter form below
Open to Canada Only
Ends Oct 18, 2012
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product to facilitate the review. All opinions are my own.