“Dora loves her puppy, Perrito. She needs your help to feed him when he is hungry, bathe him when he gets messy and dress up Perrito in colorful hats and shirts. Teach him to sit, jump speak and fetch and try to win a trophy in the big puppy competition. Vamos a jugar! Lets Play!” –2K Play website
Finding games that preschoolers can actually play unassisted can be hard. That is why I was so excited when 2K Play sent me the Dora Puppy Nintendo DS game to review. It is really easy to play. As long as your child can trace shapes with the stylus or shout out commands they can play. Easy enough! There is a tutorial in the beginning to teach that basics of how everything works and then Dora is always there to help your child know what to do. She repeats things a lot which is a big help for preschoolers, (but can be annoying to older children). Helping Dora take care of her puppy Perrito is a ton of fun for kids. Bug especially loves puppy playtime where you pop bubblles in the backyard and play hide and seek! And what child doesn’t like taking care of a virtual pet?! This is a great game for any child ages 2-5, I highly recommend it!
You can check out a bunch more screen shots and watch the trailer over at the 2K Play website.
Things that are Brag Worthy:
- So easy for preschoolers to play.
- Children love taking care of virtual pets.
- Dora is always there to help your child know what to do next.
- Rated E for everyone.
You can purchase Dora Puppy for Nintendo DS online or in major retail stores like Walmart and Target.