Parents' Guide to

My City : Home

By Keri Wilmot, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Virtual dollhouse lets kids change characters' expressions.

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Is It Any Good?

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The virtual dollhouse is a fun way for kids to engage in simulation gameplay, and the ability to change facial expressions is a welcome addition. Overall, there are lots of places for kids to explore, accessorize, and customize. Characters can engage in basic tasks like cooking, cleaning, showering, and playing, but the characters are unable to speak or interact with each other at all. While there are choices between Caucasian and African American family members, it would be nice to have even more choices to represent more kids. While it's great that there are some basic hazards and life issues that occur in the home, there are absolutely no consequences for not addressing them or ignoring them, so educational value is limited. The user experience for this app is best on an iPad with a larger screen, as it can often take multiple attempts to tap some of the smaller, more intricate items effectively when using a smaller screen, which could be frustrating for some users. But for only a few dollars, there's a lot of play value included, if accessorizing people is the type of play that generally interests your child.

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