English Playschool The English Playschool was established in 1995 to provide care and education how to teach spoken english to preschoolers children aged from 3 to 7 years of age. The school is structured with introductory action groups, play school and pre-school groups. English is spoken throughout the school and staff work closely with the children to encourage language development and the first steps toward an understanding of letters, shapes, colours etc.
Play is nature’s way of helping children to understand their environment. At the playschool we begin to expand children’s experiences involving people, events and objects. At the school children learn to play within different groups and will discover the rules of social interaction through the play. For the single by English group Stackridge, see Dora the Female Explorer. Dora the Explorer is an American educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes and Eric Weiner. Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000. The series is co-produced by Nickelodeon Productions and Nickelodeon Animation Studio.
Dora the Explorer is one of the longest-running shows of Nick Jr. A live-action film adaptation is underway at Paramount Pictures and is scheduled for an August 2, 2019 release. On numerous occasions, television specials have been aired for the series in which the usual events of regular episodes are altered, threatened, or replaced. Usually said specials will present Dora with a bigger, more whimsical adventure than usual or with a magical task that must be fulfilled, or perhaps even offer a series of different adventures for Boots and Dora to travel through. The show was developed out of Nickelodeon’s desire to “come up with the next big hit” similar to the network’s other hit preschool shows at the time Little Bear and Blue’s Clues. The creators sought to combine both shows format, with the narrative focus of Little Bear combined with the interactivity of Blue’s Clues. According to a Nickelodeon spokesman, “she was developed to be pan-Latina to represent the diversity of Latino cultures”.
Initially the character was not planned to be Latina although after an executive at Nickelodeon attended a conference about the lack of Latino representation, the creators were asked if they could include such elements. Dora the Explorer as a tween, as seen after being revealed in 2009. On March 8, 2009, Mattel and Nickelodeon announced that Dora will receive a tweenage makeover, switching from a young age to a teenage attending middle school. In 2012, a CGI opening was created for new episodes of the series. In 2009, Mattel and Nickelodeon introduced a preteen version of Dora, with four friends named Naiya, Kate, Emma, and Alana, who call themselves the Explorer Girls.
The Explorer Girls were included in the Dora and Friends spin-off in 2014. Dora the Explorer has been produced in various other languages worldwide. The Arabic language version is broadcast on the “Nickelodeon on MBC3” block of MBC3, and is presented in Arabic-English. It is broadcast on the national public children’s channel, DR Ramasjang, and also on Nick Jr. The Dutch language version broadcasts on Nickelodeon and Nick. Jr, It is presented in Dutch-English. The voice actors are Lottie Hellingman as Dora and Dieter Jansen as Boots.