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Dora the Explorer is an educational cartoon that follows the adventures of Dora and her friends. The show has a TV-Y rating, making it suitable for children of all ages; however, the show targets children ages two to six years. Dora is a young Latina girl who often speaks Spanish. Throughout the show, Spanish words and phrases are frequently repeated, the aim of this being that young watchers will in turn learn and repeat those same words and phrases.

During each episode, Dora embarks upon an adventure where she is given a problem to resolve. She does so with the aid of her friends, Boots and Backpack. Other supporting cast members often appear, including Swiper, who is most often the antagonist of the show. Dora solves her problems through a series of tasks. It is during these tasks that Dora learns about different shapes, colors, numbers and puzzles.

Episodes of Dora the Explorer are often repetitive. While this may bore older viewers, it is a very effective way to teach preschoolers by reinforcing principles that are taught and then retaught from show to show. Preschoolers are big fans this show, as evidenced by the worldwide recognition of Dora and the fact that Dora the Explorer is broadcast in many different countries all over the world.

Parents and kids alike approve of Dora. Parents love that Dora the Explorer is educational and appropriate for all ages, and kids love the animated characters and positive story lines. Dora the Explorer is a balanced blend of education and entertainment that promotes the teaching of cultural diversity in a world that is becoming more connected and culturally aware.

Dora the Explorer is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (178 episodes). The series first aired on August 14, 2000.

Where do I stream Dora the Explorer online? Dora the Explorer is available for streaming on Nickelodeon, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dora the Explorer on demand at Apple TV+, CBS, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Noggin, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel, Google Play, iTunes online.

Weekdays 9:00 AM et/pt on Nickelodeon
8 Seasons, 178 Episodes
August 14, 2000
Animation & Cartoon Kids & Family
Cast: Marc Weiner, Harrison Chad, Kathleen Herles, Sasha Toro
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Dora the Explorer Full Episode Guide

  • Dora, Boots, and Diego set out to rescue their bunny, turtle and butterfly animalito friends and bring them back home to their Copal Tree.

  • Dora, Emma and Kate help Gus the Bus take all of the instruments to the kids at Music School.

  • Dora and Boots try to keep a very sleepy Baby Bear awake long enough to get her home for her winter nap.

  • Dora, Boots, and Diego set out to rescue their bunny, turtle and butterfly friends and bring them back home to their Copal Tree.

  • Dora and Boots need to help the Fairy Godmother fix her magic wand, so she can get her puppy back!

  • Dora and Boots rush to take Dora's Night Light to the Library before it gets too dark for the little chickens' special story time.

  • Dora and Boots journey deep into the Never-to-be-Seen-Again Forest so they can bring magic water back from Sparkling Lake and save the magic in Fairytale Land.

  • Dora and Diego travel back to prehistoric times and go on a dinosaur adventure to find Baby Jaguar and bring him home to his birthday party.

  • It's time for the Rainforest Talent Show, but first Dora and Boots have to rescue Benny so he can tell his jokes in the show.

  • After helping Sparky the horse feel better, Dora goes on one more ride with him before bringing him back to the barn. Help them watch out for Swiper, prickly bushes and falling rocks!

  • Dora is reading a book of nursery rhymes to Abuela's kitty, Lucky. Lucky loves the one about the three little kittens who ring the bells on their mittens as they dance and sing!

  • Dora, Boots, and Abuela are exploring the rainforest looking for the secret door to Adventure Forest! It's a magical forest amusement park that Abuela used to go to when she was a little girl!

  • With her brave dog at her side, Dora races on her scooter to the Big River so they can rescue Boots.

  • Dora and Boots are making a Shape Train in his Boots' sticker book, but when the train goes rolling down the track without Círculo the steering wheel, they need your help to catch it before it gets to Big Turn!

  • Dora, Boots, Benny and a stroller full of rambunctious puppies rush to save their puppy friend, Little Boots, before he wakes up a bear.

  • Dora and Boots take a rainbow butterfly, Mariposa, to the Butterfly Ball where everybody gets to have wings.

  • Today's Benny's Sing-Along Party where Dora and Benny are going to sing a very special song together!

  • Dora and Boots are painting pictures in Dora's yard when suddenly, they hear crying. In the nearby forest, they discover Pincel, a paintbrush who's crying multi-colored tears. He needs their help getting back to the Art Studio!

  • Dora and Boots go on an underwater adventure to bring a lost mermaid back home to Mermaid Cove so she can sing for her mommy.

  • Dora takes a Magic Cape back to the Prince's Castle so she can break the spell that turned the Prince into a lion.

  • Dora and Boots take Baby Bongo on a musical adventure as they race to the Big Music Show in time for Baby Bongo's first performance.

  • The Ice Witch takes everyone's ice skates, so Dora must win an ice skating contest to retrieve them.

  • Everyone's getting ready for the big Thanksgiving Day parade, but when the Pirate Piggies accidentally float away on Dora's boat float, it's up to Dora and Boots to rescue them and save Thanksgiving Day!

  • Dora has a big surprise for Perrito on Surprise Hill, but Swiper's trying to get there first to swipe it! Join Dora, Boots, and Perrito for an animal-filled adventure with help from lots of friends and their playful pets too!

  • One night, while taking care of Abuela's 3 kitties, Dora awakens to find that Lucky has chased a ball of string right into a storybook world! Help her find him on a magical moonlight adventure!

  • Join Dora for a Father's Day adventure! When the Little Kite she makes for Papi gets blown away in the wind, she'll need your help taking a hovercraft and a go-cart to catch Little Kite before she goes out over the ocean!

  • Dora and Boots are getting ready for a big beach picnic with their friends, but when Benny gets stranded on Coconut Island, he'll need rescuing from Dora, Boots and YOU!

  • When the train to the Big Horse Show breaks down, Dora, Boots, and Pinto the Pony need your help to get there with the ribbons, so Pinto can win his first blue prize ribbon!

  • Dora and Boots confront a bully who's preventing others from having fun at a skate park.

  • Dora's Royal Rescue: Dora and Boots and the noble horse, Rocinante, are off to Story Castle to rescue Don Quixote from the evil wizard, Malambruno.

  • Dora's Enchanted Forest Adventures Parts 2 and 3: Dora and Boots return to the Enchanted Forest to save it from Owl, who has taken over as king and set up new rules banning scarecrows, elves and fairies from the forest!

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