Dora the Explorer: Party Favorites



Familiar toddler songs with a fiesta feel.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Positive messages about friendship and sharing good times.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Insert contains ads for other DTE products.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's very little original music here. Except for a dance-party mix of the Dora the Explorer theme song and a few lyrics in Spanish, this album offers energetic, danceable versions of songs everyone has heard a million times before: "Wheels on the Bus," "Itsy Bitsy Spider," even the "Chicken Dance."

What's the story?

Featuring a collection of old musical chestnuts and a very busy synthesizer, DORA THE EXPLORER PARTY FAVORITES is the kind of CD that toddlers will adore while it drives their parents crazy. Infused with frenetic energy, busy sound effects, and just enough Spanish vocabulary to qualify as a \"fiesta,\" these are mostly songs you've heard a million times, arranged to guarantee giggly danceability.

Is it any good?


The highlight is 12-year-old Caitlin Sanchez, whose delivery (as the new voice of Nickelodeon's Dora) is clear, expressive, and musical. A talented young singer-actor-pianist, she has been the recipient of the Tito Puente Scholarship Award for musical excellence, and has appeared on a number of commercials and TV dramas. She takes her "Dora" role seriously here, as any trained actor would, and saves the day.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about all the ways you can make a familiar song sound different. Does adding a rock-and-roll beat and a little Spanish vocabulary to "Wheels on the Bus" make it sound like a new song, for example?

Music details

Artist:Dora the Explorer
Release date:September 8, 2008
Label:Nick Records
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 15 years old Written byscoops339 February 10, 2010

NOT acceptable, 26+

In this game it includes some good stuff but it consists mostly of sexual content (unexplainable), her mom takes crack in a ghetto and her dad buys condums, she advertises bad things (drugs, guns, more unexplainable stuff) and there is lots of murdering. For example, Dora knifes boots three consecutive times at the end of the party
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 9 years old December 11, 2009

I Hate Dora

I Know It Sucks
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written bynetras1234 January 15, 2009

i cried! i laughed

its good


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