Dora the Explorer Coloring Adventures

Common Sense Media says

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

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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.

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Consumerism

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.

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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

Device:iPad
Price:$4.99
Release date:July 1, 2010
Category:Kids Games
Publisher:MTV Networks
Version:1.2
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

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