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Another birthday…this birthday girl not quite as old…but she’s had an impact too. Nickelodeon’s groundbreaking TV series Dora the Explorer has been on TV now for a decade. Dora has taught millions of kids in English and Spanish, and has been a quiet, unassuming champion for the cause of bilingualism.

The Futuro Media Group’s Xochitl Dorsey takes a look at the people behind Dora, and the kids in front of the TV set who watch her adventures.

Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure will air daily at 8:00am on Nick Jr. through Thursday 8/26. Search the schedule for additional airtimes.