Parents' Guide to

Toca Pet Doctor

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Kids cure and feed animals in cute, empathy-promoting app.

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Is It Any Good?

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Toca Pet Doctor begins with a waiting room full of sick animals where cuteness is the most widespread epidemic. From the little guinea pig who has stuff stuck in her teeth (that kids can help by brushing) to the worm who has tied himself into a knot (for kids to undo), this is one highly adorable app. Very young app users likely will catch on quickly to the simple actions required to interact with the animals, medical supplies, and food to help the critters feel better. Like other Toca Boca apps, this app offers complete free play -- there are no rules, points, or items to win.

Since the animals' illnesses and injuries are presented in such a bright, sweet way, and kids are empowered to be the medical helpers for the animals, this app may even help kids feel more comfortable about getting medical assistance themselves when a boo-boo or bellyache needs attention. Kids use cures such as bandages, ointments, and casts, which they may see or experience in real life. The app also reinforces the message that eating healthy helps those who are sick feel better. Toca Pet Doctor is feel-good fun for little ones.

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