Bottom line: My PlayHome Stores is the follow up to the fabulous My Playhome by Shimon Young. Your little one can take the My Playhome family out on the town to do a little shopping, then stop for ice cream on the way home. The role-playing opportunities and creative play situations that this app encourages are really among the best I've encountered in an app for young children.
Price: $1.99 normally, but FREE beginning 04/01/14 for a limited time in the Amazon App Store.
Size: 35.5 MB
Number of Activities: Four shops total (virtually unlimited play within)
No ads, no in-app purchases, no external links
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$1.99 normal price (FREE for a limited time beginning 04/01/2014 on the Amazon App Store)
The same family of characters from the original app follow us on to our day in the shops. (A quick sidebar here: I cannot begin to tell you how refreshing it is to have a variety of cultural options available to choose from when building your families.)
Finally to the supermarket to stock up the pantry. You can push your shopping cart along and fill it with all the supplies you need, then head on over to the check out line to pay for your bounty. And in the My PlayHome grocery store there are only paper grocery sacks. No plastic to fill up landfills!
Apart from My PlayHome Stores just generally being an enjoyable app. It is also an extremely well designed one. The play is intuitive for your tots, and all of the functions work seamlessly.
Suggestions for updates: The developer should just keep doing more of the same. They could always add more stores - a bookshop and a toy store perhaps? But they definitely have a good thing going. So, my suggestion is...don't change a thing, just give us more of it.
Summary: If you've got younger children, or other kids who can benefit from role-playing type apps, this is a must have app. The fact that you can get it for free for a limited time (starting 04/01/14, only on Amazon) means that you should drop what you are doing and run get it now.
P.S. I do not have the original My PlayHome on my Kindle, but I do have it on all of the iDevices that we have in our house, so I only tested this next function I am about to mention on those devices. But it's so cool I had to mention it. My PlayHome Store works together with the original My PlayHome. Meaning you can take your purchases home and fill up your closets and/or pantry. Cool, huh?
Kelli hopes the next My PlayHome app takes us to the farm.