5 Reasons to thank Dora the Explorer these holidays
It’s that time of year - crying Santa photos with the kids, the scheduling and re-scheduling of endless holiday activities, the dread of Christmas shopping and organising that big family lunch. Shows like Dora Live! are a great way to keep the kids occupied this summer, and as we turn our thoughts to all the things we should be thankful for, we came up with a 5 lessons we can thank Dora for (asides from teaching our children a little Spanish)…
Animals are your best friend in times of need
You know when you’d rather have a D&M with your dog or cat because they understand and listen to you more than anyone– we hear you. It’s like the BFFL relationship that Dora and Boots have, they’re there for each other all the time and never flake. #besties5eva. Plus no-one will ever suspect that you’re talking to yourself because you’ve forgotten to invite your in-laws for Christmas. Whoops!
An adventure can be found in everything, even in the parking lot
It happens, you’ve just come back from a 3 hour Christmas shopping spree and you can’t remember where you parked the car. Don’t worry you’re not lost, just consider it an adventure and think like Dora—she’s an explorer after all and finds her way. You might not have Map or Backpack close by to give you clues, but surely there’s an app for that.
Dora is the 20-minute answer to some “me-time”
You’re getting a little stressed out by your little ones—they don’t want to dress up for that nativity play, nor do they want to leave the shops without telling Santa about their entire Christmas list. Dora at least will be the babysitter of the moment and take your little ones on fun and educational adventures. In the meantime, you can have a cup of coffee or take a power nap.
You can host that Christmas lunch, like a boss
So you’ve bravely agreed to host Christmas lunch at yours, but you are now doubting yourself. You don’t think you can stuff that turkey on your own, effortlessly put those Christmas lights up, or decorate your place like it’s been featured on Grand Designs. Channel some of Dora’s can-do attitude and confidence. Whenever she faces a problem, she’s determined to resolve it. Great attitude!There’s nothing wrong with asking for help
Let’s face it, Christmas is a stressful time of year. The planning, efforts and costs just tires everyone out. But a few extra hands can help, and don’t be ashamed to ask! In Dora’s quests she faces challenges, and the help from her friends makes a difference. You’ll be thankful that you got someone to decorate the tree or help with the gift wrapping. As Dora would say, “We couldn’t have done it without you!”
Dora's Pirate Adventure will tour Sydney, Melbourne and Perth one last time in February 2016. If you’ve enjoyed this stunning theatrical production before, or you’ve never seen Dora the Explorer Live! you really should take the chance to enjoy what has become an Australian favourite. Tickets are on sale right now.