Dora's Great Big World Education App Review (iOS, $3.99)


Languages: English

Seller: Viacom International Inc.

Performance enhancements

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
4 Ratings
All Versions:
52 Ratings


Note: This app is packed with content, rich graphics and animations. You may need more than 1.5 GB of available space to download and install over wifi, or more than 500 MB to download on your computer and then sync to iTunes.

**Reached #1 app in the Education category!**

Now your preschooler can learn and play on an adventure with Dora while exploring her great, big world! With kid-tested games focused on literacy, math, and science, your kids will have hours of learning and entertainment at their fingertips! Every day Dora will take your kids on a learning adventure with interactive stickers and Explorer Badges as rewards along their way! Fill up Backpack to go from a Junior to a Super Explorer!

Play learning games designed to foster school-readiness skills like:
•The Bugga Bugga Rainforest Water Show: letter recognition (including uppercase and lowercase letters) and exposure to letter sounds
•Benny’s Barn: word families (such as the “AT” word family – sat, hat and mat) and early reading skills
•Isa’s Flowery Garden: basic math concepts, including numbers and counting
•Purple Planet Space Friends: critical thinking and problem-solving skills
•Tico’s Nutty Forest: Logical reasoning and process skills (observing and experimenting)

Each game teaches fundamental concepts critical for preschoolers. Games are leveled and designed to increase in difficulty. Appropriate hints are provided to support children as they practice and build their school-readiness skills. Dora’s Great Big World is the perfect tool to help your child prepare for school!

Children will also earn stars as they visit each location and play games. Use stars to unlock animated stickers in Backpack! As you unlock more and more stickers, your child will become a Junior, Great and Super Explorer! Come on, Explorers! ¡Vámonos! Let’s go!

Dora’s Great Big World includes:
•Curriculum developed and reviewed by preschool education expert
•5 kid-tested games focused on fundamental preschool skills
•5 beloved locations to visit from Dora’s world, as seen in episodes
•60 animated stickers to decorate the five locations
•3 special Explorer Badges as your child progresses: Junior, Great and Super Explorer!
•Customizable photo badges for emailing and sharing!
•Unique daily challenges from Dora
•Special high fives with Dora
•Unexpected appearances from that sneaky fox, Swiper, who is trying to swipe your stars!
•Special star piñatas that the child can open for a prize
•Player profiles that allow more than one child to play while saving game progress

Dora’s Great Big World collects personal user data as well as non-personal user data (including aggregated data) and offers in-app purchases. User data collection is in accordance with applicable law, such as COPPA. User data may be used, for example, to respond to user requests; enable users to take advantage of certain features and services; personalize content and advertising; and manage and improve Nickelodeon’s services. For more information regarding Nickelodeon’s use of personal user data, please visit the Nickelodeon Group Privacy Policy below. Our Privacy Policy is in addition to any terms, conditions or policies agreed to between you and Apple, Inc., and Nickelodeon and its affiliated entities are not responsible for Apple’s collection or use of your personal user data and information. Use of this app is subject to the Nickelodeon End User License Agreement.

Dora’s Great Big World charges real money for additional in-app content. You may lock out the ability to purchase in-app content by adjusting your device’s settings.

iOS will keep you logged on for 15 minutes after an initial in-app purchase. Additional purchases won’t require a re-entry of the password during this 15 minute interval. This is a function of the iOS software and not within our control.

Privacy Policy:

End User License Agreement:

Customer Reviews

  • My 3 year old loves the app...

    by J`J`

    However, I am very disappointed that the app is not compatible with my first generation iPad. We can only use it on the tiny screen of my iPhone because the app requires a camera (even though my iPad is capable of doing screenshots, just not actual photos). It would be nice if we could still use the app, or have an older version available that doesn't require a camera. We don't take pictures or screenshots within the app anyway.

  • Love it!

    by EEB33

    My 3 year old daughter loves this app!

  • So Much Fun!

    by SourMoms

    This game has so much in it for your little Dora fan! The games are great and there are so many cute extras like finding Swiper and I even saw my daughter give Dora a high five! So worth it!

  • Ticos forest, my son likes it.

    by Lunch Boxx 703

    When you tap on the locked new level a purple icon appears in the middle that says get it, or buy it, I forget, then you enter the adult Verification code, you only need to know how to read to enter it, then buy it for $2. I think this apps games are dull and repetitive, but my just turned 4 year old son loves them, and the games do a pretty good job of going over letters and numbers. Just make sure your device has enough memory available, and be prepared for a longish download.

  • Love

    by Hppymom25

    I bought this game for my niece she plays it all the time but how do you unlock the new level?

  • Help!!

    by Kgause

    I can't download the app. It says not enough storage when I have I have over 1 GB of storage?!? What do I do?

  • Great!

    by Ryan Dunn sullivan

    My sister loves this game!

  • More places to play

    by Sandro Martinez

    Its a very good game but it needs more places to play my sister already got tire of playing the same 4 games over and over

  • I like it a lot!

    by Wildbanana123

    I like it a lot! I am 7 years old and my name is Hannah.

  • Keeps my 3 yo quiet and still :)

    by Lquee

    In restaurants this game is an absolute must! When all else fails this game holds my 3 year olds attention an hour straight. Absolute godsend!

  • My 5 year old states

    by AimeeInNj

    This is the best game in the whole universe. It is so fun.

  • Fun

    by Kfont

    My girls ages 8, 5 and 2 love this game.

  • Fun teaching app

    by pineapple33.5

    Great learning games and lots of cute stickers!

  • Dh

    by JJGirlyy<3

    My 15 year old daughter loves it!

  • Great! Great! Great!

    by MimiBoBoRay

    Took a little while to download, but totally worth it! My Dora fanatic loves it.

  • Great game!

    by Altnate

    Lots of fun

  • Super fun

    by DadofRach

    My 4 and 6 year old both love it!

  • Ok

    by Ashton :-{)

    It said that I needed wifi to download it but I got wifi and it said the same thing but I deleted it and it worked my 3 year daughter thinks it's ok

  • Don't purchase

    by JaZzY310

    I don't like the fact that you have to pay in order to unlock ticos nutty forest. I wouldn't recommend people purchasing this app !!! Maybe update the game again to where we don't have to keep purchasing stuff we already paid for the game

  • When it updates you still have to pay??

    by Osirus03

    With apps that update they add new content which is already paid for because you brought the app already. But with this app they add content and want you to pay more money. Hell no. Keep the update then.

  • Great, But Frustrating

    by bramankp

    My daughter loves playing this game but she's been frustrated trying to get Tico's Nutty Forest to unlock. The help screen in the app doesn't say anything about how this is supposed to happen. Sad.

  • Upset

    by MzBrowneyedgirl

    My child loved the app prior to the update. She played it all the time and was sad to almost be finished with the game. When the update came with a new world she was excited. However, I see we have to purchase the new world but there are no directions to do so which I think is in poor judgment. I'm very tempted to delete the game all together.

  • Ticos nutty forest

    by iPhone dumb

    How do u unlock this

  • Dora's New Update

    by Sally Sue 552

    My son loves the original game and I was excited when an update came w/a new world to explore. Unfoetunately, this has to be bought on top of already buying the app. So I go to purchase it and can't figure out how to purchase it!! Very frustrating!!

  • Stupid

    by Wesley457

    How do you download the new place

  • Will not download!!!

    by guavamama

    I rarely comment on things but i have to today!!! This is definitely a rip of app! I can't not believe that this will not load on updated iPhone nor on my new iPad!!! They ought to be ashamed of themselves-I want a refund! DO NOT BUY THIS APP!!!

  • Why won't it download?

    by Linzkm

    I am trying to get this app for my 20 month old daughter who loves Dora and it will not download. All it says is waiting. What is the problem? I will be checking my bank account tomorrow and if I was charged, I will be demanding a refund. Should be ashamed trying to rip off little kids.

  • Not enough storage

    by These 6 Howard's

    I have 4 gb open... Says I do not have sufficient storage. Not sure how to fix this....

  • Won't download

    by Ort79

    Won't download!! Very irritating please fix this ASAP or refund me!!

  • Horrible!!!

    by Jandblak

    It would never install on my phone! I got charged and my son never got to even play it. Horrible!

  • :-(

    by Unhappymommy

    I just purchased this app and tried to install it on my iPhone 4S and it said I had to connect to wifi or go through iTunes. I connected to wifi and nothing happened. Please fix this! Very unhappy and I have a Sad little girl who's been patiently waiting for this app to install:-(!

  • Not worth the price

    by punchycake

    App works fine. But for four very repetitive games this app is not worth the price. My 3 yr old was bored with the games pretty quickly. Add more and fix the size of the app as it takes up way to much room compared to other apps that offer more.

  • help.

    by Itsmekimkimi

    i downloaded it but i cant use it for my baby girl. its always saying that the item could not be synced. see itunes for more information.

  • Review

    by Menna234

    I cannot download it either because of storage and I also have a ton of space. Terrible app

  • Can't get this downloaded

    by Ghjhyvnkkddss

    I bought this for my kids but it keeps saying I don't have enough room to download even though I have plenty available storage. Big disappointment. How much space do I need for this?

  • Won't download

    by Dignan3432

    Despite freeing up space for this massive app, it still will not download due to "insufficient storage space". Please do not buy.

  • No Sound

    by Aleigha007

    I just bought this game for my boys after reading the reviews. And I have absolutely NO SOUND! I have rebooted everything on my iPhone 4s. Someone please fix this issue.

  • View More


Top Education Apps

Loading More Awesome Apps...