The Little Gym locations in the Houston-Area Announce 'Dora the Explorer' Birthday Celebrations

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The Little Gym introduces "Dora the Explorer" birthday parties for children in 10 Houston-area locations.

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Dora the Explorer' fits in perfectly with The Little Gym's goal of providing serious fun

Houston-area parents looking to provide their children with a birthday party experience that is both fun and purposeful have a new option: exploring with Dora at The Little Gym.

The Little Gym and Nickelodeon have partnered together to create "Dora the Explorer" birthday parties for kids based on the popular children's television show. The parties allow children to go on a Dora-style quest within the gym, incorporating characters, music and activities from the show.

Although the focus is still on birthday fun, the format allows parents to keep their children both physically and mentally active. Trained gym instructors lead kids on a problem-solving adventure, much like the ones embarked on by Dora and friends during each television episode.

The "Dora the Explorer" cartoon is an educational program that encourages children to engage in physical activity, while The Little Gym is a children's fitness center with a focus on growing the mind along with the body. That makes the partnership between the two a natural fit.

"It's the proverbial 'match made in heaven,'" explained Catherine West who owns three Houston-area gyms – Memorial Drive, Copperfield and Katy, "Dora the Explorer fits in perfectly with The Little Gym's goal of providing 'serious fun,' or helping kids build brain power and relational skills through the fun of physical play."

Through the partnership, The Little Gym becomes the exclusive host of official "Dora the Explorer" birthday parties. In the coming months, there are plans to also add parties based on "Go, Diego, Go!" a spin-off Nickelodeon show starring Dora's cousin.

The Dora-themed parties are available at any of the 10 Houston-area The Little Gym locations.

About The Little Gym
The Little Gym is an internationally-recognized children's physical development center. The Little Gym's focus on "Three-Dimensional Learning" incorporates physical, mental and social development, within the context of a fun, non-competitive gym environment. In addition to parties, The Little Gym offers regular classes and camps for children from four months to 12 years old, ranging from gymnastics and sports skills to karate and dance. More information, including a list of locations, can be found at

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