My daughter is a big Dora the Explorer fan. When I came across the Leap Frog Dora the Explorer: Dora's Worldwide Rescue Leap Pad Game, I knew I had a game my daughter would love. No matter what the adventure entailed, my daughter would like it just for the fact that it is Dora.
The Dora's Worldwide Rescue Leap Pad Game is available as a cartridge and as a digital download. It works with the Leap Pad Ultra, Leap Pad 2, Leap Pad 1, Leapster GS and Leapster Explorer systems, and requires 68 MB of space to download. The game is recommended for ages 4 to 7. However, my 3 year old daughter plays the game and very rarely does she need help.
The only downfall I have had with the game is with the controls. There is one control element that can be difficult for younger children. It involves swinging on a vine, and the controls require good coordination. Sometimes I have to do this for my daughter, so I can see where younger children may need help with this element. However, other than that particular element of the Dora's Worldwide Rescue Leap Pad Game, my daughter has no difficulties at all.
I love that it not only teaches map skills and fundamental elements like counting, but it also provides both English and Spanish. There are plenty of Spanish words including: numbers, directions, shapes and colors. Plus while exploring around the world your child will be introduced to a variety of different cultures. This includes local animals, food, clothing, landscapes, and more.
The game features 4 adventures. As a parent, I love that it teaches a variety of map skills such as comparing regions, how to read maps, measuring distances, and more. Plus it helps to enhance cognitive development.
Overall I highly recommend the Leap Frog Dora the Explorer: Dora's Worldwide Rescue Leap Pad Game. It is educational, offered for multiple devices, and is great for on-the-go. Not to mention, it teaches a variety of skills while still engaging your child.