Okay perhaps “hate” is a bit strong… but for some reason the show really, really annoys me. Am I alone in this? Don’t get me wrong, my 21 month old daughter can’t look away when it’s on. And now they have 69 Dora games online. Dora is like crack for toddlers! But the show drives me up the wall. Have you heard that song “I’m the Map”? The comedian Brian Regan talks about it here at Comedy Central.
Does it make me a bad parent just because whenever that song starts “I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the map, I’M THE MAAAAAAP!” I silently sing to myself, “Lose the map, lose the map, lose the map, lose the map, lose the map, lose the map, LOSE THE MAAAAAAP!” In case you’ve no idea what I am talking about here’s a quick clip:
Now I’m not saying that I want Dora to get lost. Well… okay, that kind of is what I’m saying. How about this… what if I could arrange for Barney the Dinosaur to get lost with her so she’d have company?
p.s. My wife just took our toddler to Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live and I must admit it looks pretty cool! So maybe I could have tolerated Dora in that format?
p.p.s. NickJr has also created a bunch of Dora the Explorer Games you may wish to check out. They include Dora alphabet games, spelling games, etc…