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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Teaches about health and oral hygiene; what a doctor, dentist, and veterinarian do; what to expect at a medical or dental checkup.
Eat healthy and have healthy habits so you can be happy. It's OK to be afraid of the dentist or doctor, but trust they'll make you feel better.
Positive Role Models
Barney encourages kids to develop good, healthy habits.
Products & Purchases
Lots of Barney products and tie-ins available.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Barney: Let's Go to the Doctor is a compilation of short Barney tales about going to the doctor, dentist, and vet starring everyone's favorite purple dinosaur. Barney teaches kids the importance of healthy habits such as brushing your teeth, washing your hands, eating healthy foods, and exercising with fun song-and-dance numbers. He also teaches kids what to expect when they visit the doctor, dentist, or vet and takes the fear and anxiety out of the visits by showing exactly what will happen when you get there and explaining that doctors are there to help us and make us feel better. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Although Barney may not be most parents' cup of tea, this video does a great job of taking the fear out of doctor and dental visits with a mix of original songs and a few old favorites. It also has some fun songs that might help encourage reluctant kids to brush their teeth or find new ways to get up and get moving. The scene at a real dentist's office that shows what a dental visit actually entails is especially helpful.
Some kids may get bored with the repetition, however, as the same themes are repeated throughout the DVD. A few songs also are repeated more than once, with parents' least favorite -- "I Love You, You Love Me" -- repeated a whopping three times. But kids feeling anxiety about going to the doctor or the dentist will probably find the messages especially reassuring.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.