Critter Clinic is a captivating toy that challenges the imagination and impowers little ones to believe in themselves. They take "ownership" of their Critter Clinic for surprisingly long periods of time. A delightfully stimulating way to develop hand/eye coordination, key/door color recognition, manual dexterity, and sharpen fine motor skills. The thrill of achievement is realized [uproarious applause] everytime a key opens a door. Believing they are making sick animals well again inspires success, and that success can be achieved over and over with Critter Clinic. The reward of achieving a goal recurs 'til a child's heart is content! Amazing! The perfect toy!
We first learned about this toy through my 2 year old sons speech therapist (its one of her favorite learning toys), she brought it over and he LOVED it, so we had to go out and buy it. It is great for labeling/matching colors, teaching open/close/lock/in/out, labeling animals etc. We don't really use the veterinarian tools yet as we are mainly teaching the other concepts- but he loves to wear the stethoscope, and we like to add other little animals to the kit! Its also a great toy that parents can enjoy too, there is only so much I can do with cars/trains with my son, this is something we can play with together for a while and play with in differerent ways.
I am having brain surgery next week and it was recommended by my surgeon to get both my 5 year old daughter and 2 1/2 year old son their own doctor kits to feel like they are helping in my recovery process. They absolutely LOVE it. It has done the trick completely. Each medical tool is easy to pretend with and they have this sense that they are real doctors :) I highly recommend this product and you can't beat the price.
I purchased this for my Granddaughter. Overall good product.
Pros, Stethoscope works great, so cute, actual heartbeat.
All items large enough for small hands, no sharp edges, or parts that can be swallowed. All items durable and not flimsy like some toys.
Cons, BP bulb too hard to press and work for Toddler.
Scissors too hard to open for Toddler.
Kit, very well made but should have hinged lid with easier to use clasp. The lid opens on both sides and is too hard to open and close for a 2 year old Toddler. It is very bulky also, could have been a little smaller.
Our 3.5 yo daughter loves her new Critter Clinic. We gifted this to her, along with two fun electronic puppies. In the recent weeks, she has been creative with making her own pretend puppies and medical gear, so this was a great surprise for her to have the real stuff... so to speak. She immediately unlocked all the doors with the correct keys, and placed each item in the door of her liking. The stethoscope twisted too uncomfortable for her to wear in her ears, but not to worry, because we showed her how to wear it on her neck comfortably and pretend to hear thumping heartbeats from dolls to mommy and daddy. She doesn't mind the difference at all. The best part is that it has kept her attention for hours on end, which is unusual without our/her demanding interactive play with her every minute.... yay! Worth every penny!!
I bought this for my son last Christmas, and he loves it. He finds all sorts of ways of playing with it. He loves to lock his toy cars behind the doors & tells me that "they're in the garage." He uses the doctor equipment to give all his toys, and our pet dogs, check ups. At his last doctor's appointment he took the stethoscope & the syringe and the doctor let him use them on her before she examined him, which greatly helped in easing some of his fear.