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Disney Doc McStuffins

Disney Doc McStuffins

Spring 2014 Software
Ages: 3 - 5 yrs.
Price: $24.99
Platform: LeapPad
Review:

Disney Doc McStuffins, which is compatible with LeapPad tablets and the LeapPad GS, is an educational, easy-to-use game for children aged three to five years (pre-kindergarten through kindergarten). Doc McStuffins and her friends rescue and treat toys; players help Doc McStuffins give check-ups, use medical tools, and select proper treatment based on each toy's issues. As players help the doctor with her patients, health tips are added to the "Big Book of Boo-Boos". For example, Doc McStuffins reminds players that it is important to tell grown-ups when they have a cut so that it can be cleaned and bandaged properly. As players progress through the game and complete various activities, they earn badges which can be used to "purchase" micromods (internet connection required) such as new stamps and colors to decorate bandages in the "Bandage Art Studio". The game features interactive tutorials and a Hint button to assist players throughout the game.

Disney Doc McStuffins introduces logic, reasoning, and puzzle solving as well as important health and hygiene information. And, as children play through the games and become familiar with various instruments such as the stethoscope and otoscope, this game can also serve to ease fears that children might have about visiting the doctor.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

Look for this product at:
Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc
http://www.leapfrog.com
Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00D38UBJ6/parentschoice-20

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