What child hasn’t played doctor at some point, whether with a friend or while caring for their favorite toys?
Pretending to be a doctor can also be a great way for kids who might be a little more hesitant about visiting their own doctor to get over their fears. Whatever the case, kids often love playing doctor, and doctor kits give them a variety of accessories they can use to learn about the medical profession.
We’ve chosen doctor kits that include plenty of safe and kid-friendly accessories — like medicines, bandages and more — to help kids use their imaginations while developing their sense of nurturing and building their medical vocabulary.
This doctor’s kit is a fun, brightly-colored product for kids and comes with plenty of tools, gadgets and accessories for hours of entertainment. Children can wear a set of toy glasses when writing prescriptions or check the blood pressure of their patients. They’ll enjoy listening to their patients with the stethoscope, which creates authentic sounds like a heartbeat and a cough. Additional items in the kit include a cell phone that also makes noise, scissors, band-aids, a thermometer, a reflex hammer, a hand mirror and a syringe.
The kit stands out for the sturdy design of each accessory and plastic instruments that won’t fall apart with frequent use. The items are also easy to clean. This is a great option for kids over the age of 3.
The “JOYIN Kids Doctor Kit” includes 31 pieces with different types of medical equipment and tools available. The kit even has a doctor’s costume for roleplay, so little doctors can play the part of a medical professional as they check their patients’ temperatures or listen to their heartbeats. Everything can be packed in the sturdy case, which makes it easy to access items like the blood pressure cuff, pill bottles or syringe. Dental accessories are also a part of the kit for those who want to be a dentist for the day and learn about proper oral health.
All of the parts are nontoxic and tested for safety. This set is recommended for children over the age of 3.
This toy kit includes all of the basics kids need to complete a checkup. Each toy in the set is realistic and features colorful details. Kids can utilize play items that include a stethoscope with a heartbeat sound, a blood pressure cuff, an otoscope, a thermometer with a moving indicator, tweezers and a mirror. The toys are well-made compared to similar products on the market and can help children develop a sense of empathy as they learn how these items are used. Everything from the scissors to the syringe has a toddler-friendly design and is safe to use. The set is recommended for children 18 months to 6 years of age.
This play toy set includes pieces with sounds that offer sensory play to kids and teaches them how each medical tool works. The bright colors attract children’s attention and keep them engaged while playing nurse, doctor or dentist. STEM skills are developed with this toy set, which offers improved hand-eye coordination, fine-motor skills and extra creativity due to how each toy operates. The durable carrying case is large enough to store all of the toys and is easy to open and close. In addition to the sounds made when using the toys, lights flash on some of the products, helping children learn how medical equipment works. This set is recommended for children 1 month and older.
The “Gifts2U Toy Doctor Kit” includes various accessories like a syringe, blood pressure cuff, forceps, pulse machine, tweezers, ID tag, flashlight, scissors and bandages to ensure that doctors or nurses can do their job when treating their patients and performing exams. Monster teeth are also included in the set, which allows kids to clean and repair teeth with the set of dental tools. A nurse’s outfit and hat are included to ensure little ones can dress from head to toe in professional attire.
All of the tools are durable and hold up well with frequent use. The pink container offers plenty of storage space and allows for easy cleanup. Additionally, all of the instruments are easy to identify due to their quality design and appearance. This option is recommended for children ages 3 to 6.
“Pretend play is a critical part of emotional development. Nothing leads to the development of empathy more than playing doctor. Plenty of teaching moments can arise, too, so you can introduce your children to age-appropriate narratives related to various conditions and diseases.”
Our Expert Consultant
Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.