Dora the Explorer is an outdoor girl who continually loves exploring the outdoors. Dora appears on the Nickelodeon cable television network that commenced in 1999. Dora loves her family, Boots the monkey and she enjoys playing sport. As in the title of the children's television series Dora loves going exploring and always wants her viewing audience to help her explore. She has an exceptionally good nature and sees good in everything around her. Dora has an extremely good and positive effect on children throughout her exploration adventures.
Dora does not spend very much time indoors as she is an outdoor person, but when she is indoors she is very much a family person. Dora speaks Spanish fluently and she also teaches Spanish to the children watching.
Dora's has many friends; amongst them are some of the following:
- Boots is a monkey who she found in the forest and Dora loves Boots. Boots is so called because of his red boots and goes with Dora on nearly all of her adventures and helps Dora find her way around.
- Swiper is a fox with a blue mask and gloves. He is so called because he swipes (steals) all things which help Dora on her adventures making her task more difficult. Swiper is as cunning as a fox but he is not too cunning for Dora in her adventures.
- Map gives expert guidance to Dora on her adventures.
- Backpack is purple and provides magical items to help Dora achieve her exploration goals.
- Isa is an Iguana and has an occupation as a gardener and grows flowers.
Dora the Explorer is an extremely popular children's television series with a turnover in excess of $1 billion US per year and has resulted in many spin off products such as toys, books, sticker books and DVD's for young fans of the adventurous Dora.
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