What It Is
The Doc McStuffins Get Better Check Up Center is a terrific new roleplay toy for kids who want to be just like Doc McStuffins and diagnose and treat the many ailments afflicting their toys. This large playset has 10 different built-in features, including lights and sounds, the talking Big Book of Boo Boos (which is featured in the show), light-and-sound x-rays, a movable scale, a growth chart, a bandage sticker dispenser, and an eye chart. It also comes with a Lambie figure that activates sounds and phrases. There are also purple-and-pink versions of all the tools necessary to provide a complete check-up. The set also includes a pretend cell phone.
Why It’s Fun
Doc McStuffins has become a big hit on Disney Junior partly because the characters and the situations are so delightful. Yet, it also ties into a classic kids' play pattern: playing doctor. Just as kids go to the doctor, being the doctor to their toys helps them understand and be at ease with medical attention. It allows them to be powerful and in control in the situation, and it helps them with communication skills as they explain to their toys just what's wrong. It also helps them to understand that people get sick and they also get better, and to do such important things as empathy. Simple as this sounds, these are important skills for when kids get older and may have cuts and boo-boos of their own. Just Play has wrapped all of this developmental learning in a charming, sturdy playset that features a super-popular new character and a time-honored play experience that's as beneficial as it is entertaining.
Who It’s For
The Doc McStuffins Get Better Check Up Center is for ages 3 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
The toy requires three AA batteries for the basic unit and two AA batteries for the pretend cell phone.