My fave kids digital toy developer (OK app making company!) Toca Boca have hatched a brilliant new app – Toca Pet Doctor. Now I love an electronic animal. I am so not one for the real deal (unless it’s wrapped around my neck in a luxurious coat or something). OK – any anti-fur right-ons – that was a joke!
Toca Pet Doctor is for kids aged 2-6 years. It’s made up of a series of mini activities – like flip the turtle stuck on his back, help the unhappy worm unknot himself or squeeze drops into the spider’s sore eyes. (I would let it suffer, myself).
Even though focused on animals – kids will recognise minor injuries and activities from their own worlds – like brushing a guinea pig’s teeth or rubbing cream into itchy chickenpox. This was Roxie’s favourite part as she is a TOTAL hypochondriac (just like her father..).
Kids will love helping these pets get back to health. Chris Lindgren, Play Designer at Toca Boca (I want her job title!) says “Toca Pet Doctor has been designed to give children a chance to experience the joy of helping and caring for others. Our hope is they will feel empowered”. Have a look at how..
My kids have road tested it and it was a resounding success. I’m hoping that I have spawned two future vets. Doctor would be my preference – thinking of saved bills – but who’s complaining. Roxie says “What I like about Toca Pet Doctor is that there are lots of cute animals you have to rescue” and Minnie says “I like that you made the animals better and you fed them”.
The app launches today and the joy of sharing caring will cost a mere £1.99/€2.69. Get yourself clicking on iTunes pronto!