Friday, August 01, 2008

Dora the Explorer

Speaking about entertainment...

When my youngest was just a baby, I was amazed at all the Dora stuff in the stores here, thinking she looked kind of boring and couldn't really get what kids though was so facinating about this Dora girl. That was before the Daughter turned 4 and became a total Dora addict...

For those of you with no kids in the house, you probably have no idea about Dora. Dora is a little girl with a backpack, named Backpack (orginial) and a monkey friend called Boots and they solve problems together on the channel NickJr. Dora also speaks Spanish (she is Mexican) so she teaches the kids some Spanish while solving the problems.

The first time I happened to tune in to a Dora I got a headache. Dora's voice is high and pitchy and I though it was all so silly. But with a Dora-addict in the house, we have to learn to live with this cartoon girl.

Now you can also see Dora the Explorer n Sweden (Dora utforskaren). There she speaks Swedish and her second language is English. We have couple of Swedish Dora and the Daughter is just as happy to watch those (as long as it's Dora). I don't think she even notices that Dora switches between Swedish and English...

Here is the Dora theme song. Don't hit play unless you want to be stuck with "Ddddddd Dora, ddddddd Dora" all day...



9 comments:

Ally said...

I can't watch Dora without thinking of Saturday Night Live's parody- Maraka.

http://www.imeem.com/aaronadrian/video/Ik-E1v1F/nbc_saturday_night_live_snl_tv_funhouse_maraka_tv_vide/

Saltistjejen said...

Jag hade ingen aning om vem Dora var till för ett par månader sedan när några på jobbet pratade om henne. En av mina kompisar på jobbet är från mexiko så hon berättade om dora. men nu när jag känner till henne "ser jag henne" överallt....

Saltistjejen said...

Jag hde ingen aning om vem Dora var till för ett par månader sedan när några på jobbet pratade om henne. En av mina kompisar på jobbet är från mexiko så hon berättade om dora. men nu när jag känner till henne "ser jag henne" överallt....

Caroline Cooper said...

I'm a Dora fan! It's the kind of song you don't forget!!!

Dosiss said...

Dora L'exploratrice in france ;) My daughter adores her and learns english at the same time.

Carlos Andersson said...

Hi...i found your blog for accident a couple of weeks a go... i live in sweden now...!!!! i was born in el salvador and i moved to L.A many years a go...so this is my life...kind of funny!!!!...i really miss California oooooh yes!!!...
well...i know how you feel about Dora...my two children´s enjoy also...hahahahahhaaa...Ddddddd dora...Ddddddd Dora the explorer!!!!here Dora talar svenska!! naturligvis...!!!!hehehe!!!
bye...i´m your blog fan...

Kiddan said...

Ha ha ha!!!! Har en 2½ åring hemma och jag vet ALLT om Dora ;o) Vari Texas i 2 månader i våras och då såg vi USA-varianten. Ni har ju Doras kusin oxå - Diego heter han tror jag... Hur som helst - i min hjärna har tyvärr trollet-under-bron-sången etsat sig fast... blir inte av med den... ;o)

JaCal said...

Ally - hahaha! I haven't seen that - gosh, that was funny... I will never see Dora the same way... ;-)

Saltistjejen - vänta bara tills lilla E börjar närma sig 3,5 typ... då börjar det... ;-)

Caroline - yes, even my 2-year old boy sing that song over and over and over again...

Dosiss - aha - see - you don't even miss out in France! Great! ;-)

Carlos - Well, then you should get some English Dora DVD for the kids - then they'll get the Spanish too! I hope you like it in Sweden!

Kiddan - trollet under bron - är det "Lilla bocken bruse trampar över trollebron osv osv"... jo, den sätter sig som berg också... ;-) Japp - Diego eller Dora - dottern sitter som klistrad till båda...

Petra H said...

Tack vare ditt inlägg hittade jag en massa Dora-böcker på Marshall's (och några andra bi-lingual böcker) som O och jag ska ge till de spanska syskonbarnen - perfekt för dem (och föräldrarna) att lära sig engelska!!