What is it
The pets need your help! In Toca Pet Doctor our animal friends want your love, care and help. Meet 15 animals who are all craving your attention.
Fix the bird’s arm, or get rid of the pup’s pesky fleas! Once the animals are feeling better, wake them up to play all over again.
Tested on an Android tablet
What our team of testers said
"We need to cover the bones up because she broke her arm." - Girls aged 3
"Look, he got a plaster on his ear. He's got a hurt." - Boy aged 3
- Mini games encourage children to problem solve
- Encourages nurturing and empathy
- Teaches children about animals
What our experts think
It was great to see so many different skills being covered in one app, and see the children really engaged in caring for the animals. Through different mini games children solve puzzles (e.g. slotting the bones in the right place), develop their fine motor control (e.g. dragging the fleas to a pot), learn to care for others and discover what different animals like to eat.
It also gets children to practise health and hygiene skills (e.g. brushing teeth) and we found that the game encouraged discussion around this too.
- Brands: Toca Boca
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Languages available: English, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 6.0 or later
- Android version: 4.0.3 and up
- App Types: Educational Apps
- Types of skills developed:
Animals & Sealife
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Fine motor skills
Health, hygiene & self-care
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Social awareness & empathy
Understanding the world