I first wrote about the My PlayHome app two years ago. Two years later. Little is still playing with it all the time, so I thought in time for summer break, it was a good idea to remind you of why you must have this app before you travel!
My Play Home is a highly interactive digital dollhouse for the iGeneration. Kids can choose the members of their pretend family and their ethnicity to create a myriad of different modern families. Want two moms, done. Two dads, that’s great too. Kids can move their families around the house and into different rooms. The characters can fry an egg on the stove, watch the fish in the living room, turn on a dvd (the tv actually does turn on and off which is very cool), they can even play in the backyard.
There are also companion stores that you can purchase and the characters can seamlessly enter an ice cream store and supermarket and bring treats, groceries and fruits back to the house to incorporate into their play. The latest extension is My PlayHome Hospital. Here your little one can pretend to be a doctor and listen to a heartbeat, give prescriptions and even administer a shot. The My Playhome series encourages imaginative play and storytelling.
While I would never suggest that this app replace the real tangible 3D dollhouse experience this is a great option for trips, and when you’re out and about waiting with your kids at the doctor’s office, or in a carpool line.
You can download the My Playhome app in the iTunes store. Designed for both iPhone and iPad.