What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a collection of lively and clean pop dance tunes for preschoolers. The songs should be familiar enough for the adults to get up and sing and dance with their kids (which is probably why "We Are Family" is included). Go wild and cut loose. It's a good way to share music, especially before your kids get too old and start making fun of your taste. Like the show, some of the CD is in Spanish.
What's the story?
DANCE FIESTA! is a fun way to get your resident Dora the Explorer fan off the couch and on the living room dance floor. While it lacks the obvious interactive and educational qualities of the TV show, it will get your kids dancing and singing. Like on the show, there is some Spanish thrown in the mix on songs like \"Oye Como Va,\" (with Carlos Santana) and \"La Bamba,\" (with Los Lonely Boys). That's how big Dora has gotten. She makes a CD and attracts two of the biggest and best names in Latin Rock history.
Is it any good?
Parents familiar with Dora the cartoon character will know that her high-pitched, always enthusiastic voice can get to be a bit much. But seemingly not for kids. And If you can deal with one of Nick Jr.'s Dora marathons, then you can deal with this. The CD would be fun to break the ice for a birthday party of 3- or 4-year-olds. Kids will automatically dance to this, as sure as they'd magnetically gravitate to cake and ice cream.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about how universal music is -- making you want to dance even if you cannot understand the language. Families can stage a dance party and practice the Spanish words they learn here.