Parents' Guide to

Dora the Explorer: Backpack Adventure

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sweet game for preschoolers lacks depth.

Game Mac , Windows 2003
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

give it to 4 and over and 7 is good

my son just loves dora and why not she is pretty good at teaching kids.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This software was a big hit with our preschool testers. Its learning exercises are simple and provide a lot of mouse practice. It cocoons little ones with help when they are confused.

Swiper, the troublesome fox in the TV show, periodically sneaks up and must be banished by clicking the mouse. In addition, the program entices kids to explore (and thus use the mouse more) by hiding tons of clickable animations throughout the program.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac , Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Infogrames
  • Release date: August 18, 2003
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: EC
  • Last updated: November 15, 2019

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