H grew up with Dora the Explorer, and now enjoys watching Dora and Friends on Nick Jr. Read on to find out about some exciting things happening this summer!
Dora and Friends have a new range of toys available now at Smyths Toy Superstores. We were sent a selection of Dora and Friends toys, and H is getting a lot of play from them. The Dora Smartphone (rrp £9.99) looks just like Dora’s from the tv show. You can press the screen and receive calls and voicemails from Dora and Friends, as well as pretending to take photos of friends, and use the Map App!
We received two kinds of charm bracelets – the Dora Magic Adventure Charm (rrp £7.99) and Magic Charms Bracelet (rrp £9.99), both of which have easily removable Dora-related charms (backpack, Perrito, a camera). You also get a small Dora figure in the Adventure Charms pack. The Magic Charms Bracelet has Dora and Friends (Alana, Kate, Emma and Naiya) on there, with extra sections where charms can be added. You also get two additional bracelets to add charms.
But how to collect the extra charms? We received a Dora and Kate doll (rrp £10.99 each), and both come with a mysterious charm which can be added to the bracelets. Both dolls are dressed in an outfit inspired by Dora and Friends, and has soft hair and poseable arms and legs.
Sing-A-Long Dora Tour
Across several Smyths Toys stores in the UK there’s going to be a Dora Sing-a-Long tour – which will feature a booth, where you can sing to your favourite Dora song. Look out for some booths in shopping centres too – you can also have the chance to meet the character in some stores and have your photo taken – please see the dates below.
- Waterfields Retail Park, Watford (Dora Costume Character) – 27th July
- Westwood Cross Shopping Park, Thanet – 28th July
- St. David’s Retail Park, Swansea – 29th July
- Crown retail park, Leeds (Dora Costume Character) – 31st July
- Clifton Moor Retail Park, York (Costume Character) – 3rd August
- Ravenhead Retail park, St.Helens – 5th August
- Halls Mill Retail Park, Bury – 6th August
- Middle Engine Lane, Wallsend – 10th August
- Glasgow fort shopping park, Glasgow (Costume Character) – 12th August
- Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen (Costume Character) – 14th August
- Centre MK, Milton Keynes – 25th– 26th July
- White Rose, Leeds – 1st– 2ndAugust
- Intu Eldon Square, Newcastle – 8th– 9th August
- Bon Accord, Aberdeen – 15th– 16th August
Tune in to Nick Jr’s Sing-A-Long Summer every day from 10am-1pm to sing the songs from the shows, which feature words along the bottom of the screen. I may have caught H singing along to Wallykazam on more than one occasion…!
If you can’t make it to any of these appearances, never fear. There’s a competition online where you can submit your own song which runs from July 27th to August 16th. All you have to do is upload your child singing a Dora song, over at Nick Jr or at their Facebook page.
We have been sent a box of Dora toys for the purpose of this campaign.