We’re smiling big over here at Melissa & Doug as we just learned that our new Super Smile Dentist Kit Play Set was named a “Very Best New Toy of 2020” by Fatherly! Also making the list was the Melissa & Doug Doctor Puppet. If you’re looking for good Christmas gift ideas or ideas for holiday toys that kids will love, look no further!
Going to the dentist can lead to fear-based tantrums because really, who wants a drill in their mouth. Which is why this highly-detailed 26-piece dental kit really hits it out of the park. The best part? Kids don’t have to recruit any patients – the kit comes with a set of play teeth, a dry erase marker that marks ‘decay’ and all the supplies they need to treat it. Tools like a pick, mirror, and a vibrating ‘drill’ help them fill cavities, and they can even try their hand at fitting a retainer and set of braces. So the next time they go in for a cleaning, they might even, if not like it, then tolerate it.
5 Playful Points About This Award-Winning Toy for Kids
- It Inspires Interactive Role Play
Smile, the dentist will see you now! This 25-piece dental care play set features an oversized set of pretend teeth so young dentists-in-training can give cleanings, treat cavities, and even fit retainers and braces!
- It Lets Kids Give Cleanings & Treat Cavities
Mark the pretend teeth with the dry-erase marker, then use the vibrating tool with interchangeable polishing and drill heads, and the toothbrush to clean. Kids can also fit retainers and braces on the oversized set of pretend teeth.
- It Features Realistic Dental Care Essentials
The set includes realistic instruments like a pick, mirror, and floss, a dental rinse bottle and cup, 2 gauze pads, 3 tooth polish cups, and an instrument tray to keep organized. A mask, reusable ID tag on a lanyard, and a double-sided reusable activity card round out the dentists office experience.
- It Can Help Kids Prep for a Real Dental Visit
Pretending to tend to patients is a fun and engaging way to ease any feelings of stress associated with a visit to the dentist or doctor and empathetic play.
- It Makes a Great Gift
This comprehensive play set makes a great gift for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds, and 6-year-olds!
Top Holiday Toys for Kids Who Love Playing Doctor
Shopping for Christmas gifts or Hanukkah presents for kids who love pretending to be a doctor, dentist, or vet? Check out these other must-have Christmas gifts and top holiday toys:
- Get Well Doctor Activity Center
This sturdy, multi-sided wooden play space was honored with the Good Housekeeping Best Toy Award last year!
- Doctor Role Play Costume
Have kids get into character with this high-quality role play dress-up set.
- Get Well Doctors Kit Play Set
With this 25-piece doctor’s kit play set, kids can pretend to check temperature, heartbeat, blood pressure, eyesight, hearing, and more.
- First Aid Kit Play Set
Kids can respond to pretend emergencies of all kinds with this handy play set: set breaks and sprains with a wrist cast, splint, and sling; clean wounds with wipes and gauze; bandage boo-boos; and soothe ailments with pretend play tube, spray bottle, eye dropper, and ice pack.
- Examine & Treat Pet Vet Play Set
The 24-piece collection for aspiring veterinarians three and older comes with two adorable plush pets (a dog and a cat), and accessories galore!