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Barney: Let's Go to the Doctor

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Purple dino takes the fear out of doctor and dental visits.

Movie NR 2012 52 minutes
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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.

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