If your child is a fan of Dora the Explorer this next app gives kids a way to enjoy their favorite character on the go and in an interactive way. The Dora the Explorer: Where is Boots? app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone enlists in kids to help Dora find her lovable friend Boots' red boots. Kids will actually feel as though they have jumped into the pages of this book and features all kinds of kid-friendly features.
The Dora the Explorer: Where is Boots? app gives kids a chance to feel as though they are helping Dora and are part of an adventure. It's an interactive adventure game of hide-and-seek where they will be helping to find Boots' red boots. The way the app works is that kids will read along with the main character, Dora, and the text is highlighted as it is read. Along the way they will be taking part in various interactive activities. There is music, animations that can be tapped on, bonus activities, and of course the story itself.
The app has been created for kids ages five and under and currently has four out of five stars from users. The last update was over a year ago when the performance of the app was enhanced. You'll need iOS 4.3 or higher to use this app. There are no in-app purchases necessary.
The Reading Experience
Even though the Dora the Explorer: Where is Boots? app is all about fun there is a learning side to it as well. Kids will be able to expand their vocabulary thanks to the highlighted text. There are some fun added features here as well such as the ability to decorate a chosen page with stickers that are actually animated. Once kids finish with their creation they can save it to their album. In the Boots' Banana Catch game it's up to kids to catch as many bananas as they possibly can and keep their eye open for the bunches of three to get additional points. The user interface is bright, lively, and fun, which is exactly what any kids app needs to be.