My girls are big fans of Dora the Explorer and I figure so are most children. They find it great fun to do the activities with Dora on the television episodes and have even learnt a bit of Spanish.
Nick Jr has launched an initiative called Step-by-Step to help parents explain key developmental milestones – simple things like brushing teeth or bigger ones like the first day of school. You can also reward children when they achieve their goals with Dora the Explorer tools.
There are a number of tools to help like Bedtime routines, brush charts and even potty training trophies that you can download and print out and make the achievement even more fun for your little one.
There are also a number of games that can be played like Dora’s First day at school and this has been a big hit at home. It teaches numbers and counting and is a great way to learn.
There are two themes called ‘Let’s Go’ which includes outdoor and summer topics and ‘I Can Do It’ which includes baking and chores.
Additionally there is also an application called Share the moment where you can upload a picture, add a frame and either print it or share it online. I think this is a great way of sharing milestones with family and friends.
The whole Step-by-Step is a great idea and is fun for both parents and little ones. It always help to make any chore more likeable if children are involved and being familiar with Dora, it makes any chore stop being a bore!
In addition if you share your top tips on Facebook, you have a chance of winning a Dora pack which consists of a Dora Talking Backpack and a Dora School Day Doll which I am sure that your own little doll would just love to have.
Here is some more information about Step-by-Step
Share Your Advice with the Step-by-Step Tip Swap
with Dora the Explorer
Tackling each new step in a child’s development can be an overwhelming task for any parent. But to give a helping hand, Nick Jr. has created a new initiative called Step-by-Step which aims to assist parents explain key developmental milestones and reward children when they achieve them, with a range of Dora the Explorer tools.
From learning to brush their teeth, to riding a bike for the first time, to even attending their first birthday party, Nick Jr. and Dora are on hand to help children and their parents on their way. However as no child is the same, Nick Jr. are asking parents to share their own top tips with the Dora Step-by-Step Top Tip Swap.
Every month a new topic will be addressed online with handy information, videos and downloadable tools with child development expert Jacqueline Harding offering practical tips and advice. Then, on Facebook, parents will be able to swap their own tips for the chance to win a Dora Step-by-Step pack consisting of a Dora-the-Explorer My Talking Backpack and a School Day Dora doll.
August’s theme is ‘Summer’ and here are some of Jacqueline’s top tips and advice for getting little ones to grips with key skills:
If you have access to outdoor space, why not choose a small spot for your little one to have their own garden? It’s best to choose quick growing plants such as cress and then you can even use what you have grown to make sandwiches together for your next picnic.
Going down to the seaside? Then, it’s time to get stuck into sand castle building. Children never seem to be bored as long as there is sand around, but take a camera and use those pictures to make a scrap-book to keep the excitement going when you’re back home.
If you’re off on holiday with your child, leave a few bits of packing at the end for your child to help you pack. Not only will this help them to get excited, it is also a great opportunity to explain all of the stages of the holiday so they know what to expect.
To see more tips from Jacqueline Harding or download your own Step-by-Step, Explore with Dora tools visit nickjr.co.uk/stepbystep. If you’d like to share your own tips and advice visit Facebook.com/NickJrUK.
Where every day’s an adventure, Nick Jr. is a top-performing commercial pre-school entertainment brand in cable and satellite homes. Launched in 1999 as the world’s first channel dedicated to pre-school children, Nick Jr.’s programming includes beloved shows including Dora the Explorer, Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and Bubble Guppies. Online, clips, games, exclusive activities and downloads are all available at nickjr.co.uk. Viewers also have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nick Jr. +1. Nick Jr. is available on Sky 615, Virgin 715, through BT Vision and TalkTalk channel 318.
Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media and BSkyB Networks. Launched in 1993, the Nickelodeon Network is a top-performing commercial kids TV network in the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 14 million cable and satellite homes.