Dora the Explorer: The Egg Hunt (2004) Review
(More customer reviews)Kids get two holiday specials for the price of one on this Dora disk! As you can guess from the title, Egg Hunt, the first episode in this collection is all about gathering Easter eggs. Boots the Monkey and Dora search for eggs that are both extravagantly decorated and filled with fun prizes. But these beautiful egg treasures are only tiny teasers compared to the grand prize: the Big Yellow Egg at Grandma's house!
In the second episode, Dora celebrates Mother's Day (El Dia de Las Madres) by helping her papa bake a cake for mama. Dad didn't do his grocery shopping very well, and Dora goes on an adventure through various forests to gather the bananas, nuts and chocolate that he forgot. She uses her counting skills to complete Padre's recipe, and helps throw a terrific party for her mother.
Two other musical cartoons are on the disk, one about a music parade and one about a magic flute belonging to a boy named Pablo. The first two holiday cartoons have a wonderful emphasis on family, plus the usual Dora skills like counting, Spanish language, and computer literacy. The last two episodes follow the Dora formula of using the map and backpack to find items, but they also have a couple of fun little songs interjected, not to mention the adorable story of Pablo and his grandfather.
By their nature, the Dora cartoons are immensely repetitive. Your child learns exactly how to respond to each scenario, cheered on by Dora, Boots and all the other cute critters of Dora's tropical homeland. Repetition is how children learn, so Dora is a great character for pre-schoolers. However, beware the savvy marketing of the Dora Empire. Each episode is stuffed full of glittery items that your kid will insist that she needs, from Dora's pretty bracelet to her backpack to her shoes, etc., etc. A trip to your local Wal-Mart will show you that absolutely EVERYthing in Dora's universe is for sale, plus some additional items you never would have dreamed necessary for survival as a child. Be ready for your little girl to beg, plead and mutter curse words in Spanish if you don't acquiesce.
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DORA THE EXPLORER:EGG HUNT - DVD Movie