A few weeks ago we took miss Sybbie for her 18 month old immunisations and to say I was not looking forward to is an understatement. After all the doctor appointments, blood tests, X-rays and checkups she has had this past year she is (rightfully) not a big fan of doctors and I was expecting a lot of tears. While she is still small and doesn’t understand exactly what is happening we thought she might enjoy a bit of doctor pretend play herself with this gorgeous (and pain free) new LeapFrog you:
The LeapFrog Mobile Med Kit (RRP $34.99, ages 2+) is one of the latest additions to the range of LeapFrog learning toys. As you would expect from LeapFrog this awesome pretend play ambulance is the perfect mix of musical and educational entertainment and is great for the development of fine motor skills, it’s a winner all around.
Is there a doctor in the house? The colourful emergency vehicle doubles as a doctor’s bag and contains 4 cool doctor tools (stethoscope, thermometer, syringe and otoscope) to encourage imaginary play. Little people can visit their patients and drive them to the hospital, perform their own check ups and learn all about the human body through song and play. The ambulance and doctor’s instruments are chunky in shape and easy to hold for smaller hands.
As the ambulance rolls along your mini doctor hears helpful tips about hygiene (eg. Remember to sneeze into a tissue, to drink lots of water and to get lots of exercise and fresh air), can sing along to ‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes’ and even gets a gentle reminder to tidy up after playing. Of course your future doc also learns the name and colour of each doctor’s tool and what to use it for, prepare to get your heartbeat checked over and over again!