Thursday, 1 October 2015

Dora and Friends DVD review and giveaway.

My two young boys liked Dora The Explorer when they were younger, but they are a little old for it now. Nickelodeon favourite Dora however is also aging it seems, and is moving on in the guise of Dora And Friends, featuring an 8 year old Dora and a new gang, as Dora has moved to a new house and school by the sea.


We've been sent a copy of the new Dora And Friends DVD to review and both of my boys really like it. It is a lot more 'mature' than little Dora, and suits junior school aged children. Dora and her friends still use occasional Spanish words throughout, teaching your child without them realising they're learning another language, and the essence of the DVD is friendship and celebrating what makes us different.


The stories are fun and there is lots of music throughout. The children are friendly and intelligent, and they encounter all kinds of interesting things, including pirate treasure and dragons and lots of magic, partly courtesy of Dora's magical charm bracelet. The animation is well done and in the same style to Dora And Friends, with 'cute' characters and lots of colour.


Dora And Friends features 4 magical adventures and has a runtime of 88 minutes. It is a certificate U, and is viewable by anyone, but better suited to children a little older, around 3 to 4 and above as the storylines are slightly more complicated. As an adult watching it is interesting enough to hold my attention to the storyline, although the bursting into song isn't as popular with me as it is with my 5 year old!

Dora And Friends is available now from all good retailers. You can keep up with Dora And Friends on TV and online at Nick Jr.

Universal Pictures have kindly offered a copy of Dora And Friends on DVD as a prize for one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. All entries are optional and the giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday 25th October. UK entries only please.

I regularly review and give away children's DVD's. You can find all of my giveaways here...

Dora And Friends DVD

56 comments:

  1. Spanish! I only got the opportunity to learn French and German at school and have never visited France or Germany, yet I have been to Spain many times!

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  2. I would love to learn Punjabi just because there are so many people here who speak the language, i would love t be able to chat to them in their native tongue x

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  3. I would love to be able to speak Italian, it always sounds so romantic

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  4. I would love to learn Japanese as i`ve always been intrigued by the culture.

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  5. I would love to learn Italian as I love Italy

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  6. I'm quite weird but would love to learn Dutch - stems from one of my favourite footballers who is Dutch :) Just something different to learn. :)

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  7. italian ive always fancied since i went to italy as a teen

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  8. I would love to learn Spanish ......I would use it to sound sexy haha

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  9. French because i always wanted to learn it at school!

    AShleigh

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  10. Spanish to use on Florida holidays

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  11. I would love to learn Italian as it always sounds so romantic

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  12. I like to speak Chinese - there's billions of people to chat to.

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  13. I'd like to learn French as its such a widely spoken language that i think I'd get to use it a lot. Plus, I already know a little so I could build on my basic school girl french!

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  14. i'd love to learn french. i did french and spanish at school and really loved french. i'd love to be fluent. also welsh would be really nice to learn

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  15. Spanish - so I could travel easily in South America or Spain.

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  16. Dora helps teach children Spanish. Which language would you like to learn, and why? . . . . Japanese - l've always wanted to learn Japanese because it is so unlike our European languages

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  17. I'd like to learn Italian just because I love the way it's spoken

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  18. Spanish as that is where I am most likely to be on holiday

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  19. I would love to learn french because we are planning on living there one day.x

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  20. French, i love disneyland lol x

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  21. French! I failed my O-level exam and regretted not revising properly as I'd love to be able to afford a French villa some day.

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  22. I would love to brush up on my French. I used to be quite good when I was at school but have forgotten most of it after not using it

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  23. Ive been trying to learn Japanese for years because I still want to visit Japan someday

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  24. I would like to speak Chinese so I could learn for when they take over

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  25. French. Our kids have French speaking grandparents, but we haven't been very successful at passing on the multilingual ability. A bit of help from Dora would be welcome.

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  26. I would love to learn Spanish as we are hoping to move there.

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  27. Spanish as i love the way it sounds and it so useful being the most spoken language

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  28. French, we are going to Paris at Christmas, knowing a few words would be handy

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  29. French because it's the language of love

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  30. I wanted to learn an interesting language so have started to learn cantonese

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  31. I would like to learn Japanese. It's a country I dream to visit and it would help when I'm there.

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  32. Would love to learn Spanish so maybe Dora could teach me too!

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  33. Victoria Cunniff22 October 2015 at 21:55

    I'd like to learn CHINESE, what an accomplishment if I had that on my CV

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  34. I would like to learn French, I think it could be quiet useful :)

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  35. french, i would love to visit paris and be able to understand everyone there :)

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  36. I would love to learn french or spanish

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  37. I would like to learn Chinese so I could read the instructions on new items I buy!

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  38. I'd like to learn Italian as i'd like to go and visit Italy and speak with the locals.

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  39. Spanish as I didn't do that as school and it sounds such a romantic language

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  40. Dutch! It sounds so cool! My Friend can speak it!

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  41. Chinese - it would be a challenge

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  42. I always wished I'd learned French - it's used in so many places

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  43. French because I like French songs and films

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  44. I'd quite like to learn Welsh, I have some friends who are Welsh and it just looks interesting with the use of double ll for example

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  45. Spanish! It's where I want to retire to some day

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  46. I would love to learn Italian as my best friends lives over there and has recently married an Italian so it would be great to converse with them!

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  47. Spanish. At school I did Spanish but it was only for a yr and I found it so much easier to learn than French. So I would love to pick it back up again.

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  48. I would love to learn Spainsh with my daughter as we have family over that cant speak English.

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  49. if love the speak french so i can watch french films and understand them

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  50. I'd love to learn Latin because the roots fascinate me

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  51. I'd like my daughter to learn French :)

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