BG is a huge fan of Dora the Nick JR, actually so I am. BG can now count to 10 in Spanish!
If you haven't seen it Dora solves problems with the help of her friends Boots the Monkey and Backpack. She is bilingual and teaches children basic Spanish.
Nick Jr with the support of The Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts has just launched the Help Dora Help Campaign. Pre Schools and Nursery's can register for a free activity pack.
The free activity pack, developed by Nick Jr. education experts, follows the Early Years Foundation Stage development goals and provides stimulating learning opportunities with the theme of Dora the Explorer’s adventures. It contains six activity session plans, a practitioner’s guide and other teaching aides to encourage pre-schoolers to use their imagination, solve problems and develop their sense of physical adventure.
They can also apply for a £20,000 Dora Award Fund.
The award fund allows pre-schools and nurseries to apply for a grant of up to £20,000 for educational and learning purposes. Runners up will be awarded discovery and learning equipment packages and Dora the Explorer will visit a selection of the successful nurseries. There will also be the opportunity for the nurseries to be featured on Nick Jr.
Nurseries and Pre-Schools have until 22nd July to apply so let yours know now!
For full details and T&C visit the Help Dora Help Page.