Usually before Dora and her friends are able to arrive at their destination they always undergo several trials. Thus, they need to surpass such challenges before they can finally reach the place. This has been the identity of Dora.
Dad and Mom, don't try to tell her that kittens aren't pink. Certainly there must be a kitten somewhere in the world that is pink. And if there is not yet then just wait until her creativity takes control of the situation. There soon will be. She will love coloring the kittens and princesses so much she may not want to stop. This is one activity that will be good to encourage as it will help her strengthen her mind in a fantastic creative manner.
Well, apparently they were back then and still are today for people of all ages.