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Dr. PetPlay app review: let kids step into the role of vet

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Introduction

If you've got young children then you've probably seen them playing the role of "vet" with their stuffed animals before. The Dr. PetPlay app for your iPad is the perfect way to feed into this game but with an educational angle that parents are loving. Kids will get to pretend they are the vet as they look after their own stuffed animals. The app will walk them through all the basics of an examination and treating their "patient". Of course the app offers plenty of fun for kids, but they will also be learning in the process.

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Dr. PetPlay - Pretend Play Veterinarian With Your Own Stuffed Toy Animals

$2.99

Encouraging Kids to Learn

The Dr. PetPlay app not only encourages kids to learn but it gives them a few different ways to play the game so it stays interesting. They can play as a vet of course, or as a pet store owner, as someone who works at the zoo, at an Animal Adoption Center, at the animal hospital, and more. It encourages kids to use their imagination and decide who it is they wish to be. Teachers are even using the app in the classroom since it's got such a solid educational aspect to it. The app is ideal for kids ages six through eight.

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Once purchasing the app there are no in-app purchases necessary, there is no web or social media access, there is a parents’ gate, there is no sharing of data, no camera usage, and no third-party ads. It’s a safe and secure environment for kids. The app has just been updated so it supports iOS 8, offers a new medical note-taking section, the heartbeat sound has been made to be more crisp and loud, and more. This one has an impressive customer rating of 4.5 out of five stars. Parents love how creative it is and how it allows their child's imagination to really take over.

Tools of the Trade

Of course if kids are acting as the vet then they need some basic tools of the trade and the Dr. PetPlay app follows through for them. They will be able to enter in the name of their patient (stuffed animal), take a picture of their patient (no access to the Camera Roll), they can enter in their patient's gender/weight/and birthday, and then perform the checkup. During the checkup they can test the animal's temperature, heartbeat, use the x-ray simulation on them, zoom in and even draw on the x-ray, ask their patient questions, and make notes.

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Dr. PetPlay - Pretend Play Veterinarian With Your Own Stuffed Toy Animals

$2.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The app encourages kids to use their imagination and engage in creative play
  • There are no in-app purchases necessary
  • This one is a learning experience for kids
  • The app is ideal for kids ages six through eight

Cons

  • This one is for iOS 8 and higher

Final Thoughts

The Dr. PetPlay app for your iPad is one of those apps that manages to strike the perfect balance between fun and education providing kids with an engaging opportunity. If your kids love animals, or like to pretend that they are the vet on their stuffed animals, then this is a must have app. 

 

Dr. PetPlay - Pretend Play Veterinarian With Your Own Stuffed Toy Animals

$2.99
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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.