Just Play Check up Time Blue
(Just Play $34.99)
Remember your old toy doctor kit—a black bag with lots of little pieces and the best part was always a small package of candy pills. For 2021, the doctor’s kit comes with an interactive patient! A lovable familiar character: a plush huggable 13” Blue arrives as the patient with doctor’s supplies including a mask for Blue. There’s a stethoscope so doctors in training can listen to Blue’s heart beating and a thermometer to check for fever. Press Blue’s paw to hear Blue talk and bark. Included with Blue’s check-up set is a stethoscope, thermometer, play spoonful of medicine, otoscope, and removable mask. This kind of toy can defuse some of the angst kids have about going to the doctor. Playing with the doctor's tools helps them to understand what they are for and through dramatic play they can take charge of the situation and maybe some of their own fears. A good choice also for children with special needs who often have more doctor visits to deal with on a regular basis. Takes 3 AAA batteries. This is not for twos because of small parts that could be a choking hazard. Preschoolers 3 and up.
Ages: Preschoolers, SNAP
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2021