DVD Review and #Giveaway: Dora the Explorer: It’s Haircut Day!

I have to preface this review by saying that after my daughter outgrew Dora, I never thought that she would enter our household again... but Liam got to watch Dora at school and has fallen under Dora's spell, so when I had the opportunity to sit down with him and watch the latest compilation DVD from Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Dora the Explorer: It's Haircut Day, I knew that she'd be back in our lives for a good long while.

Dora the Explorer: It's Haircut DayWhat I really like about this compilation is that it's all about firsts - first haircut, first birthday and meeting a new friends.  It's classic Dora the Explorer with Boots, backpack and map and new adventures in every episode!  of course Swiper the Fox is there to try and foil their plans, but he never quite gets it does he...

At just over 90 minutes, you can watch each episode separately or get ready for a Dora marathon on a rainy day!  Liam really gets into the songs and games that Dora plays!

Check out the episodes you'll get on Dora the Explorer: It's Haircut Day

Dora’s Hair Raising Adventure
Boots really wants to give his mom a picture of himself for her birthday but he’s having a bad hair day.  Thankfully, Dora knows who can help, El Peluquero (the barber).  Dora and Boots set out on a Hairy Adventure to solve a riddle at the Troll Bridge by matching poodles with cool geometric-shaped haircuts, help Señora Gigante brush some birdies out of her hair, and sing a “corta el pelo” song with El Peluquero as he gives Boots a new haircut. 

Happy Birthday, Super Babies
It’s the Twins’ 1st birthday!  Abuela’s making Guillermo a banana cake and Isabella a strawberry cake – her favorite!  As they wait for the cakes to bake, Dora tells a Super Babies story!  Once upon a time, there was a cake-snatching bear who stole everyone’s birthday cake.  This was a job for the Super Babies!  They bounced across the Bouncy House, caught a ride with Tico through the Piñata Forest, and made it to the Bear’s Castle to get back the birthday cakes and save everyone’s birthday.

Baby Winky Goes Home!
Dora and Boots find a lovable little space creature named Winky.  He came to visit with his family, Purple Planet’s Inky, Dinky, Plinky, Flinky and Al, but he got lost!  Winky must get back to his family before their spaceship takes off.  They set off singing a Spanish hopping song over Hopscotch Bridge, blow giant rocks into bubbles, and float all the way to the top of the Tallest Mountain. 

Dora's Pegaso Adventure
Dora and Boots are playing a game of hide-and-seek with their friends Little Star and some animal constellations: Pegaso (the flying horse), a Baby Bear, a Lion and a Whale.  Suddenly, a meteor shower rushes by scaring all of the animals away!  The sky goes dark except for Little Star and Pegaso.  If the constellations don’t come home to the moon before the sun comes up, they’ll never find their way home!  They race against the sun and take a Pegaso ride to find the animal constellations. 

Dora the Explorer: It's Haircut Day is a great addition to your DVD collection if you have a toddler or preschooler in the house and it's currently available now at your favorite retailer or online at amazon.com for just $13.99

Even better, two lucky Acting Balanced  readers from the US will win Dora the Explorer: It's Haircut Day from Nickelodeon 

Giveaway is open to US Residents only
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