Dora's Enchanted Forest Adventures
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dora's Enchanted Forest Adventures is a narrated, interactive book app with seven short chapters and a "sticker" section. Dora and Boots help King Unicornio show that he is kind, smart, brave, and strong so he can earn his crown. Kids tap on animations throughout the story to trigger Unicornio's assistance, and kids choose the answer to a riddle. The text is highlighted as Dora narrates, and she adds in a few Spanish words. The app also includes Spanish, French, and Italian versions. On the seven sticker pages, kids drag missing shapes into place, encouraged by Dora along the way. The app covers only the first part of the movie trilogy by the same name.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- achieving goals
Engagement, Approach, Support
Dora fans will enjoy exploring the enchanted forest in this sweet book. The forest is full of magical creatures, from multicultural fairies to resourceful elves. Sticker pages are a nice addition to the book.
The narration and text highlighting can help kids improve their reading skills. They also can hear other languages offered by the narration.
Dora provides a few verbal instructions at the beginning of the story and sticker pages. Once your kid knows the story well, try playing it in Spanish to enhance learning and fun!
What's it about?
Make magic happen with Dora on a short but sweet quest in Dora's Enchanted Forest Adventures. Kids interact with this book app by turning the pages and tapping on the sparkling purple swirls to trigger animations and sound bites. The interactions illustrate the simple story, as Dora and her friends help magical creatures in the enchanted forest, reinforcing reading and the importance of kindness, intelligence, courage, and strength.
Is it any good?
Dora fans will enjoy exploring the enchanted forest in this sweet book. The lessons of DORA'S ENCHANTED FOREST ADVENTURES are a bit obvious (and lifting a squirrel doesn't suggest enormous strength), but it's great that kids are involved every step of the way. The forest is full of magical creatures, from multicultural fairies to resourceful elves.
Even more magical creatures appear in the sticker section. The sticker pages are a nice addition to the book and provide some practice for using context and visual matching to fit puzzle pieces; younger kids may need help at first, whereas older kids might find the app repetitive. Once your kid knows the story well, try playing it in Spanish to enhance learning and fun! Overall, a sweet and simple story.
Families can talk about...
Read together, focusing on the text, then reread together and focus on the interactive features so kids get maximum engagement in both reading and playing with the features.
Talk about the four badges and how your child could help others, be strong, etc. Can your child think of a time he or she exhibited the characteristics in the story?