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Review of Dora the Explorer Play Sets from Mega Bloks

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Before I get into this review, I should disclose that I was recently selected to be a Mega Bloks Mom.  The compensated position came up after I accepted this review, however, and will in no way influence my opinions.  

We love building things, and even though I have 4 boys in the home who are frequently spotted putting together blocks and playsets, I wasn't sure if any of them would like Dora.  (I kind of always thought of the show as a girls' show.)  Soon after my 4-year-old started watching her, however, I realized that it was silly to think that boys couldn't like the show, as well (and therefore, all the toys and books that surround the character.)

Giving my son the Dora the Explorer Bath Time play set from Mega Bloks made him very excited!  He assembled the small set over and over, made Dora talk and play, and then proceeded to incorporate a few of the bloks from his other play sets into the scene.  Imagination was key here... open-ended play is preferred at my house, so this toy fit into our values and provided for over an hour of play time before my son got interested in something else.

Just one of a few sets with the Dora theme, the bath time one was a hit for us.  I think that the sets are perfect to put in a backpack for Grandma's house or for keeping in a small toy storage container in the living room.  They are not large sets, and can be kept anywhere a kid may find himself needing something to do (like the Dr.'s office.)

Learn more about the Dora themed sets at the Mega Bloks site.  While you're there, check out the Mega Bloks Family Club, where you can get exclusive offers and news for people who love family -- and Mega Bloks!

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*I reviewed this as part of a Team Mom campaign.  Opinions are my own.

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