Dora the Explorer helps kids get ready for kindergarten!

  • Aug 07, 2014

Dora Beyond

Kindergarten may be cute, but it represents a huge step for a child. And as most parents will tell you it’s a huge step for them as well, because a youngster who’s ready for formal education is a youngster who’s ready to succeed.

With that in mind, the good folks at Nick Jr. have come up with Beyond the Backpack, a free web site designed to help parents and caregivers properly prepare their children for kindergarten. Designed as a complement to the network’s curriculum-based preschool programming, the site is loaded with activities and resources covering everything from literacy, health, and social skills to early STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) concepts.

And with Dora the Explorer as your child’s guide, could it be anything less than fun?

Check out Beyond the Backpack today. And to get even more benefit out of  the program, visit their informative Facebook page.

Nick Jr. is a commercial-free, educational preschool network from Nickelodeon. You’ll find it on channel 301 of your DIRECTV SCHOOL CHOICE programming package.

—Stephen Vincent D’Emidio