One of the biggest challenges during potty training is figuring out which potty training tips work for your child. Some children do great with toys and special underpants, while others prefer rewards. If your child responds well to apps, then you’d want to check out Daniel Tiger’s Stop & Go Potty.
In this new app from PBS Kids, the adorable Daniel Tiger will accompany children to practice stopping their play when they have to go potty. They will also learn about important bathroom routines at the potty and sink.
Stop & Go
In Daniel Tiger’s Stop & Go Potty, Daniel and Katerina Kittycat invite your child on a playdate at Daniel’s house. Your child can choose to build blocks with Daniel or play at the water wall with Katerina.
While playing, the characters may start to wiggle — a sign that they need to go potty. Your child must then press the toilet icon so that the character can go to the bathroom to do their business.
In the bathroom, your child helps Daniel and Katerina with bathroom routines like wiping, flushing, and washing and drying their hands. The characters guide your child throughout the entire process by asking them perform a specific action, such as passing the toilet paper or pumping soap into the character’s paws.
Once the character has done their business, your child returns to the game. They will find that everything is just as they left it, which serves as a reminder that it’s okay to take a potty break from their activities.
In addition to playing with Daniel and Katerina, your child can stack rings with Baby Margaret. When it is time for Margaret’s diaper change, your child can help Mom Tiger by choosing a fresh diaper and keeping Margaret entertained with her toys.
Finally, your child also has the option to watch four music videos that emphasize the “stop and go potty” theme. Each video is subtitled, and shows Daniel and his friends using toilets in various situations. In one video, Daniel sings that toilets are available everywhere, including at the bakery, the cafe, and the music store.
Parents Need to Know
Daniel Tiger’s Stop & Go Potty is a safe app for children, with no third-party advertising and no in-app purchases. External links are secured behind a parental gate. Internet access is not required to use the app.
Parents who want to learn more about potty training their children might enjoy the guide included in the parent’s section. It includes a brief write-up about the design of the game, as well as helpful tips on potty training from Fred Rogers’ book.
Things I Like
Parents who are looking to help their children with potty training will appreciate Daniel Tiger’s Stop & Go Potty. This cute app does its job really well, which is teaching toddlers to stop what they’re doing and go potty right away whenever they feel the need to pee. I like that it is full of positive role models and encouragements, for instance, Katerina will encourage Daniel to take a potty break and wait for him to come back.
Design-wise, the app is well done. The games are simple and appropriate for the target age, and the narration is excellent. The theme song is very catchy, and I imagine it would be useful later on when you need to coax your child to take a potty break. All in all, this is a fantastic app to have on hand when you’re potty training your child.
If you have been looking for ways to help your toddler with potty training, Daniel Tiger’s Stop & Go Potty is well worth a look. This terrific app has games, music videos, and positive role models that teach toddlers about self-control. Thanks to the catchy theme song, they are sure to remember to “stop & go right away”!
App was provided for our honest review.
More Apps for Potty Training
For more help with potty training, check out these apps we’ve reviewed:
Pepi Bath 2 is a role playing game, a toy and a little helper — depends on what are you looking for. It’s a fun way to experience bathroom routines and take care of cute, little friends.
Duckie Deck Gotta Go is perfect for toddlers undergoing potty training. The app shows kids all the fun and important steps of going number two, and is perfect practicing healthy hygienic habits. It also delivers some giggles along the way for a non-stressful learning experience.