Kids love getting the chance to take care of their stuffed pets and other toys. It lets them explore their nurturing instincts and use their imaginations to solve the problems of “sick” or “hurt” toys in a safe way. More importantly, the Disney Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center comes with stickers, and stickers are awesome.
The Checkup Center is packed with all sorts of things they can do. They can make believe they’re taking in their beloved pets for a check up or to fix up a boo-boo.
This toy vet center is based on the Disney Junior series that kids love. For kids who dream of working with animals in a veterinary setting someday, this toy will help them learn a little of what goes on when animals go to the doctor. But even if you don’t have a future vet on your hands, you’ll find your kids are enchanted by the idea of being able to “fix up” everything from stuffed animals to action figures.
There are a lot of features and accessories with this center. It comes with:
- sticker dispenser (for “bandages”)
- Findo the dog
It’s a fairly large piece, similar in style to play kitchen centers. It has a green pegboard back used to hold some of the tools that veterinarians need to use to care for the animals.
The upper portion of the backboard shows an image of a girl holding a puppy. Portions of the back are decorated with images of medicines and other vet supplies. There’s room on one side of the backboard where a shelf sits that holds some of the stuff the vet will need to use.
The pegboard has holders that keep the tools organized. It can hold the otoscope, the thermometer and the EKG machine. It also holds the brush. The bandage sticker dispenser sits on the shelf.
When kids use the pretend x-rays to check the pets, the center has lights and sounds that accompany the action. There’s a tub with a pretend sprayer so that the pets can get a bath if they need one or simply be cooled down to help lower their fevers.
A cute little yellow basket is off to one side that can be used to weigh the “patients”. The basket can be removed if the kids want to do this. There’s an adorable dog bone treat dispenser underneath the surface top of the vet center and this holds little brown doggie bones that can drop into a bowl underneath it.
A small rack on the side of the vet center is perfect to use for holding leashes, a towel or a small dog or kitten blanket. When you get this toy, you receive the pet Findo along with the accessories. The center is suitable for kids starting at age 3 and older and it does need 3 AA batteries to work the lights and sounds. Some assembly is required.
The Disney Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center gives kids a chance to use their imaginations, create stories, and practice caring for others. With so many different parts to play with, kids will have hours of fun and creativity.