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Dora the Explorer: Dance to the Rescue

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Parents of preschoolers should dance right on by.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Dora is a good role model, and she is trying to save Swiper.

Violence & scariness
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Language
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Consumerism

Part of the Dora franchise.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this title does not feature any objectionable content, but it doesn't have much educational value either, beyond teaching some hand-eye coordination.

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What's it about?

In the somewhat convoluted storyline of DORA THE EXPLORER: DANCE TO THE RESCUE, Dora has to win a dance contest so she can free the pest Swiper the Fox from inside a bottle. Dora visits four locations to learn new dance moves. At each, Dora and the player must play a game with some character.

A character will show Dora a dance which she imitates while the player simply watches. For example, to learn the pirate dance, the player must push away a bad elf by rapidly moving the mouse back and forth to make waves in the ocean. Players don't get involved in learning dance moves until the very end, when Dora is in the dance contest and the player must remember the order of dance steps.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Dance to the Rescue falls short because it doesn't have enough substance and it forces preschoolers to sit and watch instead of encouraging them to click and think. The games are very short and focus on minimal hand-eye coordination as kids move the mouse either up and down or back and forth.

The software does give kids a chance to make a dance video, but the process is somewhat confusing for the targeted audience of children ages 3 to 5. Likewise, preschoolers are unlikely to use the software's printable dance instructions.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about getting up and moving. They might try to imitate Dora's dancing. They also might want to discuss why Dora helped Swiper, a character who is always causing her trouble.

Game details

Platforms:Windows
Price:$20
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Atari
Release date:December 8, 2005
Genre:Preschool
ESRB rating:EC

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Parent of a 2 and 17 year old Written byamericaamerica November 10, 2009

OMG DOra is cool

OMG DORA IS SO COOL BUT I DISLIKED THE GAME IT WAS TOO VIOLENT AND WAS A BAD ROLE MODEL FOR MY 2 YEAR OLD.SND HAD NO EDUCATIONAL VALUES THE END
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Parent Written byducesmith342 April 11, 2016

this shows pornographic references

this show has pornographic references and satan is present in the theme song my child started to masturbate to Dora and boots the monkey is a reference of a deformed human
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