Dr. Panda's Swimming Pool

App review by
Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media
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Splash-tastic, safe, swimming fun perfect for preschoolers.

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age 3+
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Educational Value

Kids can learn cause and effect and develop storytelling and social skills through open-ended play. They are empowered to choose what each character does and even which character to move. They'll see cause and effect, and they can develop stories around their play. Parents with kids dealing with separation anxiety may want to point out how the characters happily say good-bye to their parents at the dressing room and then have a fun day of play. Dr. Panda's Swimming Pool lets kids learn through play and exploration.

Ease of Play

No wrong way to play. Kids tap, drag, and drop to explore. 

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Sexy Stuff
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Consumerism

Promo ad for other apps appears on the start page but can be turned off in settings.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Dr. Panda's Swimming Pool is a totally toddler- and preschool-friendly play environment, similar to the other Dr. Panda apps. There's no wrong way to play; kids simply explore, moving the cartoon animals into different situations and discovering what happens. Kids can move among scenes, each a water-themed swimming environment. A variety of languages is available in the app, though the focus of the app isn't language. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

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Parent of a 3 year old Written byLola S. October 12, 2017

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This app did wonders for my child

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What's it about?

The fun at DR. PANDA'S SWIMMING POOL starts in the dressing room, where kids choose a swimsuit for each animal character. They can use the toilet, take a shower, blow-dry their hair, and towel off. From there, they can go to three swimming areas by choosing one from the map: There is an inflatable pool, a boat, and an indoor pool. Once they choose a location, kids can move the characters around, fix snacks and feed them, and have them swim and play with toys.

Is it any good?

Dr. Panda's Swimming Pool is another Dr. Panda hit for the youngest app users, bringing open-ended imaginative play to the tablet. Since there are no objectives, kids are free to explore and play, just as they would with nondigital toys. Kids can change among characters throughout play, and the objects move realistically, falling onto the ground or floating in the pool.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about their favorite things about swimming. Is it sliding down slides, splashing in the water, or having snacks by the pool?

  • Encourage kids to explore and see what happens. You can invite them by beginning, "I wonder what would happen if ... " 

App details

For kids who love preschool play

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