A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Dora the Explorer Coloring Adventures is an educational app that will keep toddlers and preschoolers busy for a short time. Kids can “color” pictures by selecting a crayon and touching the part of the screen they want to fill in. They can also put “stickers” featuring characters from the show in these pictures. Along the way, Dora identifies onscreen objects in both English and Spanish.
Is it any good?
DORA THE EXPLORER COLORING ADVENTURES is a fun diversion for kids, but doesn’t have a lot of depth to it. Five scenes are available for children to paint, and there are a number of different stickers, but to restart a painting, you first have to erase all the work that was previously done, which could annoy some kids. (You can, however, save images in the iPad's photo album.) The app won’t really give kids a true creative outlet, and may not hold their attention for long.
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