The campaign is there to help preschoolers, there is an award prize fund of up to £20,000 along with discovery and learning equipment packages for preschools across the UK.
"Supported by the Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts, the Help Dora Help initiative has been created to bring exploration to life in pre-schools and nurseries in a real way."
Dora is the perfect role model for such a campaign as she is such a natural explorer and has a perfect skill set for problem solving with her friends (we love Boots the Monkey in our house!) I'd like to think my little ones will grow up with a great sense of adventure, I was lucky enough to grow up in the Lake District and I'd love for my little ones to know what it is to explore, investigate and climb!
I asked Helena Dowling the following questions to get more of an insight into such a lovely presenter and representative for Help Dora Help.
1) Is Dora your favourite nick jr character?
There are so many amazing characters on Nick Jr. it is hard to choose! Dora is one of my favourites. I love the way she takes kids on an adventure, encourages creativity and teaches them problem solving and Spanish!
2) what did you want to be when you were little?
I wanted to be an actress.
3) what was your favourite book growing up?
I loved the Lion, Watch and the Wardrobe and I read all of the Puddle Lane books.
4) have you ever been on an adventure?
I have been on lots of adventures. My biggest adventure was in 2002 where I travelled around France, Spain andMorocco for a month with friends. I made sure I spoke some Spanish in Spain!
"Nick Jr. is inviting pre-school settings across the UK to apply to the Help Dora Help Award Fund, for a chance to receive one main award of up to £20,000 and runners up prizes of learning equipment to help the children learn and explore just like Dora the Explorer!
Your pre-school could use the fund to:
- Kit out their setting with new games and toys.
- Provide and install outdoor equipment.
- Give the children an unforgettable adventure day.
- Build a play area.
- Or something that will make a real difference to how their preschoolers learn and develop!"
Helena and Dora will be visiting some of the preschools who apply to the fund too!
Wouldn't it be lovely for a Bromley pre-school to win a prize? Time to encourage your local pre-school to apply before Friday!!! 22nd July 2011.
I have a Nick Jr Goodie bag to give away to one of my lovely readers, (UK only please) to be in with a chance of winning it, all you have to do is comment below about your greatest adventure.
To be in with bonus chances, feel free to tweet a link to this blog post http://emmainbromley.blogspot.com/2011/07/help-dora-help-preschool-campaign.html (@beachpebble)
or comment on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Emma-In-Bromley/162818030439400
and let me know below so I can include your bonus chances in the draw, the winner will be chosen on Saturday 23rd July at 12 noon :-)
Emma in Bromley x
Campaign quotes taken from Nick Jr.