Dora and Friends Review (Sing-Along Summer)

My boys love Dora and Friends. They ask to watch the programme every single day, so we now have episodes recorded on our Tivo box as back up just in case she isn’t on Nick Jr. The songs in the programme are so catchy, even my husband sings them!

My boys were over the moon when they were asked to try out a new line of Dora and Friends toys from Fisher Price. The box actually made my 3yo squeal with delight! It’s definitely not just for girls!


They loved the Dora and Alana dolls, and have had so many role-play sessions with them. They retail at around £10.99. They have removable shoes and clothes too, and also come with a plastic dog charm which fits onto a Dora Magic Charm Bracelet that are also available to buy in the new range.


We received two charm bracelet sets. The Magic Adventure Charm bracelet came with 3 charms and a Dora figurine. My 3yo loved this. The charms are quite big and literally press onto the bracelet which I think is a really nice feature that promotes independence and strengthens fine motor skills. The other bracelet was a Dora Magic Charm Bracelet which is a replica of Dora’s. It also comes with two additional bracelets and some extra charms so that you can share it with your friends.


Out of all of the toys we were sent I think this Dora Talk and Play Smartphone (rrp £9.99) was our favourite. My boys have loved playing with it. The phone lights up and has several phrases and tunes. It is just like the one Dora uses too.


We’ve loved trying out some of the new range from Dora and Friends, and would highly recommend them!


To celebrate the release of the new line of Dora and Friends toy range Nick Jr have launched their ‘Sing-Along Summer’. There will be a Dora karaoke booth visiting Sky Retail Stands in shopping centres and Smyths stores nationwide. Your little ones can sing and dance to a Dora and Friends song for the chance to appear on Nick Jr! Dora will also be there at some of them too!! The tour dates are below:

Symths Toys

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

Sky Retail Stands

White Rose, Leeds  – 1st August

Intu Eldon Square, Newcastle  – 8th August

Bon Accord, Aberdeen – 15th August

We hope you have fun singing along with Dora!


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