Daniel Tiger's Stop & Go Potty

App review by
Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media
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Simple games encourage kids to pause play when nature calls.

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age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

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Educational Value

Kids can learn that they can easily return to fun activities after pausing to use the potty. They'll also practice the potty routine: potty, wipe, flush, wash hands. Kids interrupt block or water play to take Daniel or Katerina to the potty, who point out that everything is there waiting for them just as they left it, and a catchy ditty helps kids remember the message. Kids can also mark how much they're growing by comparing themselves to baby Margaret, who still needs a diaper. Especially if parents get involved, kids can apply Daniel Tiger's Stop & Go Potty's message and learn to go potty when the need strikes.

Ease of Play

Navigation is simple and intuitive.

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Consumerism

A small icon advertises other apps from the same developer; a parent gate protects access. Daniel Tiger a part of a commercial franchise.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Daniel Tiger's Stop & Go Potty encourages kids to practice interrupting play time to take Daniel Tiger and his playmate Katerina to the potty, use toilet paper, and wash their hands. As Daniel or Katerina sit on the potty, kids hear a tinkling sound. As usual with Daniel Tiger, a short catchy song gets the main point across. Kids can also play with baby Margaret and choose a clean diaper for her. The parent's section has extra videos and some tips on toilet training, which are available in English and Spanish. Read the app's privacy policy for information on the kinds of information collected and shared.

User Reviews

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Parent Written byDonutGIRL July 24, 2016

Amazing...

This app is great. I got it for my littlest daughter (she's a year old and we're starting potty training early) and she requests it everyday. With o... Continue reading
Parent of a 15 year old Written byImbetterthenusucka August 18, 2018

SO INAPROPRIATE

HE ATE HIS DADS POO THEN HIS OWN CUZ HE LIKED THE TASTE. HE ALSO IS SOO SMOKIN HOT AND SEXXY. I MEAN WHY WOULD U NOT WANT TO KISS HOM AND HIS POOP.

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What's it about?

In DANIEL TIGER'S STOP & GO POTTY kids play blocks or a water game with Daniel and his friend Katerina. When one starts wiggling, it's time to pause the play session for a potty break. Tap on the potty icon and help Daniel or Katerina open the potty seat, take toilet paper, flush, and wash hands. When finished, kids go back to their play session and see that everything is there waiting for them. Kids can also help change baby Margaret's diaper or sing along with the simple ditty: "When you have to go potty, stop and go right away. Flush and wash and be on your way."

Is it any good?

Daniel and Katerina gently promote the simple message that when you gotta go, you gotta go. Through a super-simple and catchy song and lots of explicit dialogue, Daniel and Katerina clearly make the case that whatever fun activity kids are doing will be right there waiting for them when they get back from the bathroom, and Baby Margaret is a nice point of comparison for kids to mark how they're not babies anymore. The two "big kids" also guide kids through the steps of going to the bathroom: potty, wipe, wash hands, and go. While the two games -- block building and water play -- are fun, they're also pretty simple, so their appeal may be short-lived; this may be intentional, since the app's real focus is the visit to the bathroom. Also, for better or worse, the consequences of not interrupting play to go potty are conspicuously absent: Nothing happens if kids don't take Daniel or Katerina to the bathroom. Don’t skip the parents' section, which has nice suggestions for working with kids as they're learning to use the potty. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why it might be difficult to interrupt what you're doing to go potty and why it's important to practice.

  • Read the guide in the parents' section for great suggestions on how to help your kids learn to use the potty.

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