FisherPrice.DoraSmartPhoneWith Nick Jr.’s new series, Dora & Friends set to air this August, kids can expect to meet new friends, go on new adventures, and play with tons of new toys! My personal favorite from the Fisher-Price line is the Dora & Friends Talking Dora & Smartphone.

The smartphone is magical and can be used to call Dora’s friends from the show. Once girls press the flower button on Dora’s dress, they can push down the keypad on the smartphone to begin a call. Dora will respond to the smartphone so they can talk to each other. In order to keep the conversation going, keep tapping the keypad or press the Map App to hear fun phrases from the show. Dora’s friends will also call the phone, so be sure to answer!

I really like the compatibility throughout the line. The phone comes with one charm that kids place on the phone to hear special phrases, and each Dora & Friends dolls comes with its own charms. The more dolls and charms kids collect, the more they can do with the smartphone.

Kids ages 3 and up will love feeling like they have a real phone with real friends to talk to. Characters range among Dora, Emma, Alana, Kate, and Naiya, so there’s always someone to talk to, help out, or play songs with. Dora speaks in English and Spanish and while kids play, they’ll love that Dora’s outfit, smartphone, and charm bracelet light up and sparkle.

This product and more from Fisher-Price will be on display at The Big Toy Book’s Sweet Suite 14 event in New York City on July 17. Part of Blogger Bash, a two-day conference connecting bloggers and brands nationwide, Sweet Suite will feature the hottest toys and games for the upcoming holiday season. Visit for more info, and follow the conversation on Twitter!

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Deanna Atkins

Deanna Atkins

Deanna Atkins is the editorial assistant at Adventure Publishing Group. She helps the editorial team on leading trade magazines The Toy Book and The Licensing Book, and contributes online at,, and When she’s not trying to keep up with Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht, she can be found reviewing kids’ CDs, DVDs, and books while daydreaming about the upcoming How to Train Your Dragon sequel and reading the dictionary. Follow her on Twitter @Deeeannuh and keep up with her bi-weekly, sometimes funny commentaries on