A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Dora is helping with an International Friendship Day -- this is all about multiculturalism.
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This Dora software is released in conjunction with a TV special on Nick.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is one of 2006's best software titles for preschoolers. It's hard for little kids to grasp the enormity of their own neighborhood, much less the world -- and yet Dora makes it easy by taking players with her to France, China, Russia, and Tanzania. The software is full of subtle multicultural lessons as Dora teaches kids how to speak in foreign languages, how to dress, and what each country looks like. Kids will even hear music that reflects the country's culture.
Is It Any Good?
This charming learning adventure is a perfect fit for preschoolers who are new to the computer. The mechanics of the games are extremely simple, and only require moving and clicking the computer mouse. The learning games are leveled: The easy level is for children as young as 3, medium is for 4- and 5-year-olds, and difficult is for 5- and 6-year-olds. The software provides help when children are struggling, and offers positive feedback.
World Adventure! is full of multicultural learning gems. In each country, Dora teaches the player how to say hello in that country's language; the background music changes to reflect music typical of that country; Dora dresses in native costume with the player's help; and the scenery provides children with a sense of what that foreign country looks like. World Adventure! delivers an outstanding computer adventure that teaches young children about the world.
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