“Get your dirty pets all clean!”
iWash My Cats and iWash My Dogs follow the same format; young children are presented with some messy animals that need cleaning. First the domesticated beast is soaped, then rinsed, then dried, and then brushed. The apps are not incredibly educational, besides teaching the youngest of users that cleaning has steps and is important, even for Fido and Fifi.
“Virtual pet care for cat-loving tots”
A dirty cat must be soaped, rinsed, blown-dry, and brushed. Pre-school animal lovers will enjoy helping the kitten get cleaned up. The game is repetitive: tap on the soap, then "rub" the animated cat; tap the bucket of water, and rub the animated cat; tap the hairdryer, etc. When one cat is cleaned, there is an option to clean another cat. But preschoolers thrive on repetition, and this game will keep them occupied and entertained for longer than most!
Kids can get cartoon cats sudsy, wet, fluffy, and groomed with this app's touch and swipe screens of various cats and animated background types with voice and screen effect cues so learners can enjoy kitty time and develop hand/eye co-ordination.
This app is designed for very young children and directions are given verbally. A parent need only point out if a spot of fur is still dirty or wet. The app, with a child's help, will do the rest.
If your child enjoys this game, they might enjoy petting a real cat. They can also "pretend" to wash and dry and brush one of their stuffed animals if you provide a hairdryer and hairbrush, while you explain why domesticated animals rely on their human owners for care.
Parents and learners can discuss cat types, environments, and usefulness of care.