Parents' Guide to

Yasa Pets Hospital

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Virtual dollhouse hospital has too many ads for young kids.

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This virtual hospital setting has cutesy animal characters and lots of settings and props to stimulate imaginations -- but pervasive ads interfere significantly with kids' play experience. Yasa Pet's Hospital is a standard virtual dollhouse space with lots of things for kids to explore and use in their storytelling. The emphasis here on a hospital could be a nice opportunity for parents to talk to kids about visiting doctors, especially if that's anxiety provoking. Kids also tend to really enjoy hearing about the story of their own entry into the world, and the labor and deliver setting could be a nice way to explore that together.

That said, Yasa Pets Hospital is free, but unfortunately there are lots and lots of ads. Though kids could conceivably play without tapping on any ads, that's unlikely as there's lots of grayed out content with pulsating icons inviting kids to tap an ad. The ads themselves encourage kids to engage and sometimes trick them to tap into the app store for eventual purchase. This makes Yasa Pets Hospital not appropriate for young kids.

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