Dora Games! Free Simple Dora Online Games for Kids!
When I was designing this Dora the Explorer website, my goal was simple. Make a website that my kids would want to use on a regular basis! I think I have succeeded based on their enjoyment. I hope the same is for your child! What is more fun for a child than a game? Yes, of course the correct answer is Dora games!
Dora is one of those phenomenon's that really hasn't be duplicated or understood to any extent. What is it that makes Dora the Explorer enormously popular all across the globe and without fading away over time? Who knows! Besides, this fact makes it easy for us parents when deciding what presents to buy our kids at Birthdays or Christmas! I have plenty of resources if you are Dora The Explorer gift shopping!
I've included a fun interface for kids to play Dora games. The big buttons are fun and let them tell you which game they want to play. I've made it simple. Let your child decide which Dora games they want to play. How to do this? Simply let them point to the Dora character below. You can ask them and make them tell you which character link to choose. Each of the Dora characters below will link you to different Dora games. After you click the link, a new window will open with the actual Dora game. Maximize the Dora games window and then let them play!
I don't recommend that you turn over the mouse until the game window is open and maximized. Once in the game, don't worry, they won't destroy your computer! Just make a few precautions like setting up their own account with limited access, remove most if not all the navigational buttons, keep the mouse buttons to left and right clicking only, and remember to turn off the printer! I have a list here as a guide to keep your precious computer safe! Most of all, let them have the freedom to explore because they can and will grasp the concepts of surfing the internet and playing Dora games and most of all, learning at the same time! Click on a Dora the Explorer character below to play free online Dora games!
Do you own an iPad or iPhone? We are seeing a real increase in the NickJr apps for Dora the Explorer. You can watch episodes of Dora, movies and Dora games for iPad. We are going to expand our section for tablets and smartphones where we will review apps and movies. If you haven't checked out Dora for iPad apps, we recommend you go to the Apple iTunes store and check out the selection there.
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Dora Games - The Best Dora The Explorer Online Games Reviews
One thing is for sure, if you're looking for free Dora games online, you will find a LOT. I am attempting to list most of them for you here. I've added mini reviews for the most common and popular games. In addition, below I'm adding extensive reviews of the "must play" Dora games. Certainly games which combine fun with learning are going to get a better rating in my reviews.
Dora Games #1 - Dora Saves Map
This is our first Dora games review and we will preview and review all the Dora the Explorer online games that we have listed on our Dora games page. You know your son or daughter best so hopefully these mini Dora games reviews will help you pick out the games that your child will most enjoy.
The Dora game is named Dora Saves Map. This is a mini adventure game that will help your child learn some listening skill as Dora will make suggestions along the path of the game. Your child can control Dora the Explorer by using the arrow keys for moving left, right, up and down. Also your child will use the space bar to enable Dora the Explorer to jump.
Controls for this Dora Game
This Dora the Explorer online game has a cast of Dora characters including star which give Dora special help like making bridges to pass over canyons. The Dora game photo below shows the game screen. In that example you can see the tree branch with stars. Encourage your child to collect stars in the game and give them little hints about how to get those high up stars in the Dora game.
The Dora game encourages your child to follow commands and instructions. If Dora stops moving in the game, a voice from Dora will tell you child what they should do or what button they should press.
In the photo below you can see Dora the Explorer next to a flower. Encourage your child to jump onto the flower and see what happens! The game is all about adventure and Dora can climb high and up to the clouds where there are more stars and goodies!
Play this Dora game now? Just click on Boots!
Dora Games #2 - Dora's Playtime with the twins
This is a more simple of the Dora games. This game is call Dora's Playtime with the Twins. It will teach your child listening skills like in most of the other Dora games.
Controls are quite simple and will require only the use of the mouse. Your child gets to interact in the Dora game with her baby twins.
Simple controls is what make Dora games so great for your child. They can learn how to use a computer mouse! The photo below if from this Dora game. Your child can click one of the buttons, like the shaker and it will be placed in front of the twins. The point of the game is interact with the twins.
Below you can see the baby food. Get your child to click on the spoon and drag it to the baby's mouth. Guess what happens?
This is one of the best Dora games to help your childs skills with a mouse. They will learn to listen and the names of the game objects. It's a simple Dora the Explorer game so it's perfect for a first time player.
Play this Dora game now? Just click on Dora the Explorer!
Featured Dora Games #3 - Dora's Mermaid Adventure
One of my daughters favorite all time Dora games is Dora's Mermaid Adventure. Certainly this one lasted longer than any other game. Months and months!
This is good for kids as it does teach them about the environment and cleaning up garbage. In this game the terrible octopus is leaving garbage all over the beach and ocean. It's pretty simple for children to control. They use the mouse to move Dora around the beach and ocean and click and hold the mouse button to activate the vaccuum. The sound effects for this Dora game are fantastic and there is a nice rewarding "pop" sucking sound with each piece of garbage that is removed.
The game starts on the beach and after cleaning it up and accumulating a score, Dora finds a crown which turns her into a mermaid. The next level of the game is underwater and Dora is now a mermaid. On completion of the underwater level of the game, Dora shows to total score from both levels and the mermaid castle is saved from the garbage!
Play this Dora game now? Just click on Dora the Explorer!
Featured Dora Game - Swiper's Spelling Book Game
Learning games for kids should definitely be a priority. When you combine Dora with a game, your child won't think of it a school work! It's very true and it's why I highly recommend that you try this game out. The more they play, the better speller your child will be.
This Dora game is about learning to spell simple 3 letter words. A picture is shown and Dora says what the picture is. The letters are also shown to spell the word. Aha, but all is not safe when you have Swiper the fox around. Yes, that rascal fox steals those letters and your child is left to figure out how to spell it. It's not impossible and during the game you don't have to enter actual keys from your keyboard. Instead this game allows a child to click on a letter to see if it is part of the word.
As you can see above, this game makes it as easy as possible for your child to spell the word. The best aspect of this game is Dora's voice and her words of encouragement. If your child picks the wrong letter, Dora says "try another one" in a nice way. What makes this game even easier is that the order doesn't matter. A child can click on any letter and it will insert on the blank space.
So if your child is a bit older, this is one of the best Dora games that you can play in my opinion. Games should be fun but learning aspects make some better than others. This game helps children with their memory and understand of simple words and letters. This game is long and your child may not want to play it to completion. In fact they won't be able to complete it. There doesn't appear to be an end point so you will need to end the game for your child. If they are getting bored, simply choose another game.
Play this Dora game now? Click on Dora the Explorer below!
Dora Games for Nintendo Wii
Aside from the many free online Dora games, you might want to buy Dora the Explorer video games. There are a couple great Wii games that are worth checking out. Nintendo Wii isn't a new video game console now and as a result, these games are pretty cheap. You might pay somewhere between $10 and $25 for one of these games.
Dora Saves The Snow Princess
This Dora game is available for the Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2 and Nintendo DS. A mean witch put a spell on the Magic Snowy Forest and now it is starting to melt. With help from new friends like the Snow Fairy and everybody's favorites Boots, Swiper and Pirate Piggy you'll need to build a snowman, paddle a canoe, steer a dogsled and ride Pegasus. The game involves Dora the Explorer and her friends having to save the Snow Princess and the Magical Snowy Forest while they try a defeat the Mean Witch. If you care about educational elements, this game features 12 educational mini games. Activities include ice skating, snowboarding and skiing. There is also gameplay which allows grown-ups to use a controller too! You should be able to find this game for less than $20. Based on 65 Amazon customers who bought the game, it has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
Dora Saves The Crystal Kingdom
A greedy King has taken the crystals that make Crystal Kingdom colorful Help Dora and her friends find them and bring color back to the world. Fly with Butterfly Wings, perform tricks with a magical wand, soar over giant flowers, and bounce off sparkling crystals. This game is all about Dora having to restore the color to the Crystal Kingdom. During the game Dora must find all the color crystals in parts of the game including a butterfly cave, dragon land, and cloud castle. Gameplay includes using the game controller to climb, swing, jump, and slide. A second controller can be used by a grown-up as part of the Helper Feature. This game will cost less than $20. Out of 22 customer from Amazon who bought it, they gave it four out of five stars.
Dora's Big Birthday Adventure is about getting Dora and Boots to the birthday fiesta. In typical Dora the Explorer fashion, your child will navigate Dora through various levels including the Dancing Forest, Wizzle Mountain, Sea Snake Lake and other areas. Of course there are many challenges along the way that includes squirting honey, flying monkeys, slippery bananas, and sneezing tree holes. Using the Wii Remote, your child will be required to climb, jump, slide and run through various obstacles in this game. Your child will be super excited to ride a magical unicorn and ride on a rainbow. It's available for Wii, Nintendo DS and Playstation 2. This game will cost less than $20.
Dora Games For Nintendo DS / DSi
Nintendo DS is a popular hand held gaming device and there is a good selection of Dora games. Without going into great detail, below we have listed some of the best Dora games for the Nintendo DS system. You will notice that some titles are the same games that are available for the Wii. Realize though that the DS version will be much less fancy than the Wii or Playstation 2 or PC version of the same game.
Dora Board Games
Of course Dora games aren't just the electronic, computer, or video game variety. As you might expect, there are a wide variety of board games that feature Dora the Explorer and her friends. If you're shopping for a present, you can't go wrong with one of these games. Going camping or on a trip without electricity? A Dora board game is the perfect solution. Below we are going to list and show you what games are out there.
Dora The Explorer Memory Game
Not familiar with the Memory Game? This is obviously a Dora the Explorer themed version of the classic Memory Game. This game has 72 cards and features Dora and her friends including Boots, Diego, Backpack and Swiper the Fox. There is no required reading to play! It's a perfect Dora board game to keep your child happy and learning at the same time. It's all about flipping over cards, two at a time, trying to get a match. The most matching pairs wins the game! It costs around $20 to buy. If you want, you can find a simplified and shorter free online version of the Dora matching game on websites like Nick Jr and Treehouse TV.
One of the best board games is Candy Land. What makes this the best version is that it features Dora of course. Same classic game play, but with the Dora friends and theme. This is my personal pick if you had to pick only one Dora game to buy. You can play this game with 2 to 4 players so it's perfect for a larger family. Also an older child will still have some fun with this one. Just be sure to keep track of the cards and pieces as they can easily go missing. Trust me on that one! You child can play this game as Dora, Diego, Boots or Backpack. It's available for less than $20.
Dora The Explorer Chutes and Ladders
Ever heard of snakes and ladders? Chutes and Ladders is the modern day version. This version is obviously the Dora version of the game. This game has the following Dora friends that your child can play as: Dora the Explorer, Diego, Boots, Backpack or Map. Just a warning that children can get very frustrated with the big slides down to the bottom of the board. Be prepared to explain that winning isn't everything. Good luck!
Dora Game House With 8 Games
My children have this Dora Game House. This is a jam packed game and there is no shortage of games within the box. The actually game box/house is quite heavy. Outside of that, there is a lot of pieces to keep track of. You may want to seperate some of the games like Bingo because there are many chips that can make a big mess. The Dora and Swiper figurines for the checkers game also have crowns which need to be put away so they don't get all over your house. You will pretty much need to keep track of your children if they are playing the Dora Game House. There are many card games also to play.
Dora the Explorer and her best friend Boots say have fun!