“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 dog-loving tots”
A dirty dog must be soaped, rinsed, blown-dry, and brushed. Pre-school animal lovers will enjoy helping the puppy get cleaned up. The game is repetitive: tap on the soap, then "rub" the animated dog; tap the bucket of water, and rub the animated dog; tap the hairdryer, etc. When one dog is cleaned, there is an option to clean another dog. But preschoolers thrive on repetition, and this game will keep them occupied and entertained for longer than most!
Kids can get cartoon dogs sudsy, wet, fluffy, and groomed with this app's touch and swipe screens of various dogs and animated background types with voice and screen effect cues so learners can enjoy doggy 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 spending time with a real dog. They can also pretend to wash, dry and brush one of their stuffed animals (provide a hairdryer and brush to make it more fun), while you explain why domesticated animals need humans to care for them, while animals in the wild prefer their independence.
Parents and learners can discuss dog types, environments, and usefulness of care.