Dora's Ballet Adventure

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Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Cute, simple fun; great for toddlers and preschoolers.

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age 8+
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Ease of Play

With parental guidance, the app is very simple and easy to use, making it appropriate for even toddler players. It will probably prove too easy for kids older than 5.

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Sexy Stuff

The app is connected to the vast Dora the Explorer franchise, and is directly related to a Dora TV special (also out on DVD). The opening page of the app features a row of ads for other Nickelodeon apps; tapping one brings up a button that takes you to the App Store.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Dora's Ballet Adventure is an interactive read-along book based upon a Dora the Explorer animated special. Although it is not very long, there are interactive mini-games on each page, and all of them are simple enough for very young children to handle. The app is so easy, in fact, that kids over 5 are likely to find it too unchallenging.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bywondermom21 July 1, 2011

bla blka bla

this movie is great for the little ones.but not to little,keep it above 13 and youre good to go :D
Parent of a 2 and 8-year-old Written byLilianas Mom March 21, 2011

Keeps crashing. Save your $3

Love the least I think we do. App kept crashing. Paid $3 for big disappointment.

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Is it any good?

The activities in DORA'S BALLET ADVENTURE are perfectly geared toward toddlers and preschoolers. These mini-games -- which involve tasks like pressing stars that light up, dragging matching animals onto a dance floor, and shouting out animal sounds -- are simple enough for a 3- or even 2-year-old to handle, and offer just enough fun and excitement for kids that age. Anybody over 5 will find it overly simple, but that's not the target audience. The story -- which is filled with just as much positivity as you'd expect from a Dora story -- involves the heroine searching for ballet slippers in order to perform a dance show. It's not a very long story, but that's made up for in that some of the activities are open-ended. Kids can make the finale dance concert last as long as they want, for example.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: $2.99
  • Release date: March 8, 2011
  • Category: Books
  • Publisher: MTV Networks
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: November 15, 2019

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