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Dora the Explorer: Where is Boots? app review: help Dora on a hide-and-seek adventure

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Introduction

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.

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Dora the Explorer: Where is Boots? A hide and seek adventure!

$1.99

Become Part of the Story

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.

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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.

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Now if you're the type of parent who doesn't like the apps that collect personal data it should be noted that this one does indeed collect information. It collects non-personal and personal user data.

Kids will be part of the adventure
Kids will be part of the adventure

Dora the Explorer: Where is Boots? A hide and seek adventure!

$1.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Kids will be able to take part in an interactive adventure
  • There is music, activities, the story, and animations
  • The user interface is kid-friendly
  • Words are highlighted as they are read

Cons

  • The app collects personal and non-personal user data
  • This one hasn’t been updated in quite some time now
  • It would be nice to see additional activities/games added

Final Thoughts

The Dora the Explorer: Where is Boots? app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone gives kids the chance to engage with Dora through interactive activities in a kid-friendly environment.

Dora the Explorer: Where is Boots? A hide and seek adventure!

$1.99
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