Sunday, October 6, 2013

Time For Your Check-Up

Many kids with special needs spend a large chunk of time at the doctor's office. I know my own children have spent half their lives in doctor's offices. The iPad has been a savior for us, occupying them in spaces where you really didn't want them to touch the toys. Given all the medical procedures the girls have gone through, I thought it was a good idea to find some apps that would help them understand what was happening to them.

Doc McStuffins: Time for Your check Up!

The first app I reviewed was Doc McStuffins: Time For Your Check Up! App.

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Do your kids love Doc McStuffins for Disney Junior? My girls love how she magically fixes all her stuffed animals and they wanted to join in. This app lets your child play doctor. From Doc's medical bag complete with stethoscope, Otoscope, and X-Ray machine to the check-up games, your child will enjoy interacting with the most beloved characters from their favorite show.

Some reviews have found this app too simplistic, especially considering the price, but I think the simplicity is part of Doc's charm. Little Miss M can navigate this app all by herself and she loves making all the beloved toys feel better. K-Bear thinks it's hysterical to use the stethoscope overlay on Mama, Daddy and Baby-Z.

Open the app and find yourself at the front door of Doc's clinic. Halley, Lambie, Stuffy, and the whole gang greet you as you start your day in the clinic. Choose from playing with Doc's doctor kit, running check-ups on various toys, reading the Big Book of Boo boos, solving the Mixupitis problem, reading your doctor's notes, or turning your own pictures into sticker-filled scenes.

I recommend this app for Doc McStuffins lovers everywhere. It's a little bit expensive, but I personally think it's a wonderfully animated and brightly colored app that my children love.

 From Itunes:

Based on the hit Disney Junior show Doc McStuffins, join Doc, along with Hallie, Lambie and the rest of her friends for a fun-filled time fixing, sorting, exploring and caring for toys, dolls and more. Inside Doc’s clinic you can choose from four entertaining and engaging developmental activities.

• Check Up – Do you have a case of driedout-a-tosis? With Check Up you will diagnose and cure a wide variety of patients with a number of different symptoms. Patient will even get a loving cuddle from Lambie.
• Mixupitis – Oh no…some of the toys have mixuptitis and all their parts are mixed-up. Can you help fix them by putting the parts in the right place?
• Doctor’s Kit – A good doctor always keeps their kit handy. In this open-ended activity use your device’s camera to perform check-ups using the virtual stethoscope, otoscope and X-Ray.
• Picture Stickers – Take pictures of your family, friends, toys or dolls and decorate them with a variety of Doc McStuffins themed stickers.

As you play, the Big Book of Boo Boos will save the names and diagnosis of all the patients you cured so you can look at them anytime. You will also earn different Doctor’s Notes that prescribe lots of love, kisses and cuddles.

Join the fun. The Doc is in!!!!

Watch Doc McStuffins on Disney Junior


Amanda wishes she could just sing a song and make the boo boos go away, just like Doc McStuffins.

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