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Dora the Explorer Coloring Adventures



Art-loving kids will have fun but may get bored.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Dora repeatedly offers advice on how to color the image on screen. Figuring out how to remove “stickers” isn’t obvious, however.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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While the app does not promote any additional products, it
is meant as a marketing tool to promote the television program -- and could prompt
kids to want to watch it more.

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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.

App details

Release date:July 1, 2010
Category:Kids Games
Publisher:MTV Networks
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

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Parent of an infant and 4 year old Written byThe Mom who bakes July 26, 2016

This app sucked!

This app is good for older toddlers (4 or 5) but for my 3yo it was too hard to use. She couldn't tap things (maybe it's a bug or just my 3yo) Dora also glitched a lot. Her head disappeared and she was still talking. My 3yo freaked out and said "Mommy, Mommy, turn it off!" There were also adds popping up all the time and transferring my 3yo to a page on the internet about games for teens. Don't get this app unless you want a scared, (nightmares) confused, and disappointed three year old.
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