A magical reading adventure with Dora Join Dora and Boots on a magical quest to save King Unicornio and help crown him king of the Enchanted Forest. Designed specifically for children aged 4 to 6 years old, the LeapReader Early Reading book Nickelodeon Dora the Explorer: Tale of the Unicorn King is an interactive storybook that works with LeapReader and Tag reading systems (sold separately). Curriculum that goes beyond core skills As children explore Dora the Explorer: Tale of the Unicorn King, they can touch the LeapReader to each page to hear the story read aloud and touch words to hear them sounded out. Fun built-in activities offer practice with phonics skills that include long and short vowels, sight words, and word families – skills that are foundational to a child's success with reading and spelling. Word families, for example, can help young readers use analogy to read or spell new words. If children can read or spell 'mat', they begin to see how they can also read or spell 'bat', 'rat', or 'flat'. Teaching children that words contain recognisable chunks and to search for these word patterns is an important first step in developing reading fluency and spelling. Dora the Explorer: Tale of the Unicorn King also introduces children to positive personality traits as they touch characters throughout the book and hear audio responses designed to reinforce self-confidence and leadership skills through an uplifting story. Personalised for every child Children can build skills and reading confidence with Dora the Explorer: Tale of the Unicorn King. LeapReader is designed to provide the audio support young readers need at the moment they need it. Children can listen and read along to the full story audio, skip ahead, or return to favourite pages and activities. They can also read independently, touching words as needed to hear them sounded out letter by letter. The magical adventure, fun sound effects, and real character voices from the beloved Nickelodeon TV show Dora the Explorer add extra motivation, inspiring Dora fans to learn, explore, and read more. Fun with their favourite characters With Dora the Explorer: Tale of the Unicorn King, children can use the LeapReader to bring this story to life. As they follow Dora and Boots on an exciting quest to help a mystical but bashful friend, Unicornio, they will hear real character voices from the beloved Nickelodeon TV show. When the animals choose Unicornio as their new king, the shy unicorn doesn't think he's ready for the job; Dora and Boots must venture through the enchanted forest to convince Unicornio that he's kind, smart, brave, and strong – just like a king should be! The upbeat, positive themes and real character voices provide a true Dora the Explorer adventure for fans of all ages. Learning experts create or approve every experience As children begin to read on their own, they encounter a combination of words they already know, words that can be sounded out, and words that they will need to memorise or automatically recognise ('sight words') because they do not follow common spelling rules. The LeapFrog learning team designed Dora the Explorer: Tale of the Unicorn King to help young readers develop both their sight word vocabulary and their ability to decode new words based on familiar spelling patterns. As children begin to notice the spelling patterns in word families ('get'/'let'/'bet', 'down'/'crown'/'brown', etc.), they can more easily predict how to read or spell new words that they encounter. The story combines a beloved children's character with the curricular elements of high-frequency sight words and word families, building reading fluency while engaging kids in a magical adventure. About the series This fun interactive book is one of over 150 books, writing activities, and more in the LeapReader library, which has been crafted by LeapFrog learning experts to grow with your child. As with all books in the Early Reading series, Dora the Explorer: Tale of the Unicorn King is designed to help beginning readers build core phonics skills and to support kids as they proceed at their own pace toward independent reading. It features simple sentence structure, common sight words, and words with predictable spelling patterns to help beginning readers build skills and confidence. The full LeapReader library features titles appropriate for children aged 1 to 8 years old, and draws from a curriculum of more than 2,600 skills. This personalised learning journey includes writing activity books, audio books, music, and interactive storybooks to engage and motivate young learners.