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VTech Disney Doc McStuffins Discover and Learn Big Book of Boo-Boos

Based solely upon exterior physical appearances of this toy, it is absolutely gorgeous. Half of my 19 month old daughter's bedroom is a highly detailed doctor's office, and I just knew this would be a perfect addition to all her medical equipment and accessories. After all, every budding doctor needs a Big Book of Boo-Boos, right?


This is more of a Big Book of Doc's Interior Decorating.

 The first page in the book is doctor-themed. You've got a stethoscope, otoscope, thermometer, magnifying glass, microscope, syringe, tweezers, and scissors. All of that is great. In each different mode, you can explore the words, learn about the beginning letters of each word, or just make musical sounds. A little simpler than I would have preferred for a VTech product, but she's 1, so that wasn't the biggest disappointment.

My main critique, is that when you turn the page, your word choices include things like rug and drawing. Page three has choices such as curtains and poster. Page four contains photo, cushion, and vase. Page five has the likes of plant, sandbox, and swing. None of this is doctor related. None of this has anything to do with a Big Book of Boo Boos.

If you are just looking to learn simple words, this might work for you. But if you were hoping for doctor-related stuff, like maybe Doc examining and diagnosing her patients, perhaps some x-rays, or some cute little medicines... Even just giving a little love to mend a broken heart... You aren't going to find it here.

I visualized my daughter lining up her ailing stuffed animals, flipping through the book, and determining a diagnosis. But, even at 19 months old, she isn't very excited about this toy. She'll tote it around with her, but I may as well not even keep the batteries in it, because it never gets turned on for the electronic aspect of it.

If you are interested in simple word exploration, the book does have a great touch sensitivity to it. It does feel like it's made well, with high quality materials.

 Mine was shipped with a dead battery, which was a bit of a disappointment; but thankfully it was only the battery, and after a replacement, it worked just fine.

 So, in my final diagnosis, this toy is probably functional as a language development tool, but it's definitely a disappointment if you were hoping for something to enable a doctor-themed play experience for your child.



All in all, we give this toy 3 stars for our purposes. For language development, many do indeed give it 5 stars. Check out more information at the Affiliate Link below:


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