They say you’re never too young to learn and Disney’s Doc McStuffins is the ‘living’ example. The patients in her toy doctor’s clinic keep this little mini-doctor very busy, with every patient she discovers more about how the human body works and how to fix it when it’s not working properly (sometimes with a bit of help from her mum who is a real doctor). Kids all around the world (including mine) love watching Doc McStuffins on TV and DVD and thanks to LeapFrog they can now get interactive with Doc McStuffins too:
The newest title in the LeapReader library, Doc McStuffins: The New Girl (RRP $24.99, ages 4-8), is sure to be a hit with little wanna-be doctors. Next patient please! Who will walk into Doc’s office this time and will she be able to solve the problem? On today’s agenda is Kiko, an action toy that is out-of-action. Time to find out what’s causing the trouble and to get Kiko moving properly again.
Using the special LeapReader pen young readers can listen to the story and read it independently, learn new words, play games, meet the team at Doc’s clinic, help Doc diagnose a case of Weak-Muscle-itis and help her little patient feel much better, all by simply touching the words, pictures and pages. With 25 pages to explore the book is sure to keep kids entertained and little minds working.
Our miss 5, who is in term 2 of Reception, is not a very keen reader and having a twin brother who jumps level after level after level is not very motivating. I knew she would enjoy hearing a new Doc McStuffins story and it’s a simple and fun way to practise her reading, to see her sound out letters and words with a smile on her face is just lovely. Her favourite part is when Kiko says ‘Thank You’ in Japanese, my daughter’s Japanese is now officially better than mine!
You can also get up close with the world’s most loveable toy doctor on your LeapPad or LeapPad Ultra (as well as the older Leapster GS and Leapster Explorer) with the new LeapFrog Learning Game Doc McStuffins (RRP $44.99, ages 3-5). The game is set in Doc’s toy clinic where you can look around, meet her helpful assistants and check out all the contents of Doc McStuffins famous doctor’s bag.
Every toy patient has its own little story, can you help Doc find out what’s wrong with them? Soothe scratches, fix little cuts and get some helpful tips about staying healthy along the way. The game is specifically designed for pre-schoolers and covers basic (but important!) skills like tracing lines, spot differences and put pictures in the right order.
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To find out more about LeapFrog, to take a closer look at the range and to locate stockist near you visit www.leapfrog.com.au.