Besides the fact that putting on a Dora episode (thank you inventor of the DVR) will buy me twenty minutes of peace, Dora is actually educational.
Both Samantha and Ella know some Spanish, and pronounce it in not a totally gringo sort of way. They also learn a little geography and other things.
Today at dinner, Sean gave the girls some shredded cheese to eat (they like the shredded stuff, just plain).
Samantha piled her cheese on her plate and said to him, "Look, Daddy, I made my cheese like Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania."
She's right, Mt. Kilimanjaro is indeed in Tanzania. I looked it up.
Thank you, Dora.