Tiggly Doctor

Let your kid be a doctor for one day with this fun easy to use app.

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What is it

Tiggly Doctor can be used with or without Tiggly Words (sold separately). 

Tiggly Doctor is a fun app which helps develop children’s literacy skills in a fun and interactive way!  It can be played with or without the word toys (these are a bag of vowels which children place on the screen.)

The app is set in a doctor’s surgery; there are three patients with varying ailments. Children will use their phonic knowledge throughout the app as they build verbs and expand their vocabulary! It introduces children to the long and short vowel sounds and their role in spelling words.  The words get harder as the children progress through the levels.
Tiggly Doctor is well animated and engaging and has a good level of humour! There are some great, funny interactions like pulling a dancing worm out with a forceps, snipping a leaky hose in a patient’s nose, and putting a floating rib back into place with your pliers.

 

Tested on an iPad

 

What our team of testers said

"I love it, I'm going to the next one. His arm is fixed" - Boy aged 4

"p - i - c- k, that spells pick mummy" - Boy aged 5

Skills Developed

  • Builds children's knowledge of vowels
  • Encourages children to recognise verbs and their role in spoken/written English
  • Promotes recognition of short and long vowels
  • Helps children with spelling and builds vocabulary

What our experts think

Tiggly Doctor is a great fun app from Tiggly – it promoted lots of laughs and exclamations from our little testers who particularly liked the gross elements! We loved the context of the app, and children really enjoyed sorting out the patients problems.  The app is brilliantly animated and straightforward to play.

We liked the way in which the app interacted with the word toys – the bag of vowels which children could place on the screen to complete the words.  This added a different element to the app and made it different from other word based apps.

The way in which the app progressed was good and it built on children’s existing phonic knowledge.  The early levels contained simple verbs and later on they became much trickier.

 

It would be even better if...

Some of the words in the word used american spellings.  It would be good to see a UK version with UK spellings.

Some of the words are very long and obscure/for children ie. ‘benumb’ when using the injection on the rotten tooth rather than ‘numb’.

Features

  • Brands: Tiggly
  • Key Features:
    • No 3rd party adverts
    • No in-app purchasing
    • No internet access required for core features
  • Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
  • Languages available: English
  • Apple version: iPad
    6.0 or later
  • Android version: 2.3 and up
  • App Types: Educational Apps
  • Types of skills developed: English
    Learning to read
    Learning to write
    Literacy
    Phonics
    Speech, language and communication skills
    Spelling
    Vocabulary building

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