I never understood why young kids need to learn a second language before mastering the first.
Liberal pandering by misguided arrogant educators. Same reason I have to explain what Breast cancer is to a 6 year old... because she got a handout declaring everyone has to wear pink to school or else on a certain day..or not conform.
or to stay competitive in an increasingly international marketplace?
It's also really good for preschool kids and really helps develop their tiny brains. My son is almost bilingual (not because of Dora, but because of his Mom who is also bilingual)...and it has really helped him with his mastery of English as well. He enunciates his English words 100 x's better.