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Pretend Play Games

Pretend play games provides your child with a variety of problems to solve. Pretend play games can spur child development, while learning new dramatic play ideas, activities and games. 

A child’s pretend play in classrooms or at home is often considered fun and imaginative, but with limited educational value. Through pretend play, children learn to express themselves and do things like negotiate, consider others’ perspectives, and listen to thoughts and ideas, assign tasks and roles.

Encourage imaginative play with our collection of pretend play games for Android and iOS devices.

    Toca Hair Salon 4 is a popular open-ended app which allows children to play virtual hairdressers with characters. It helps kids use their imaginations to create hairstyles that maybe you would not necessarily see in real life. If you are looking for some hairdressing fun, you can grab a copy of Toca Hair Salon 4 on both iOS and Android.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Toca Hospital is a delightfully animated app depicting a multi-level hospital. This app is highly recommended for elementary aged children. This app is excellent for teaching following directions, sequencing, basic concepts and storytelling.  It is particularly useful for children that have been hospitalized or have visited a hospital with a loved one. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Sago Mini Apartment takes kids to a playful environment where they are free to imagine and play. The characters are friendly and welcoming, and the activities are simple albeit fun for young kids.    Kids can practice fine motor skills by tapping and dragging objects around the screen. Some activities of light learning content, like putting puzzle pieces together to build toys or giving plants sun and water to grow. With the free play structure, kids have the chance to use their imaginations, experiment, and create stories about what they're doing.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Sago Mini Friends is an open ended, no narrative app which allows children to explore at their own pace. Sago Mini Friends lets kids touch, try, play, experiment, and observe. This playful app is best for kids who like to explore independently, without rules or guidance. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Toca House is a safe collection of housekeeping mini-games for preschoolers. Like all of Toca Boca's products, Toca House is designed as a digital toy rather than a game, so it encourages exploration over achievement. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Dr. Panda's Hospital is an interactive educational app that teaches preschool- and kindergarten-age kids a little bit about sequencing, anatomy, and health care as they pretend to work at a hospital. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is an interactive collection of mini-games developed to teach young children about different routines and experiences that they encounter in their lives. The routines and experiences include: going to see the doctor; getting ready for bed; bathroom routines and a sticker book where they can use their imagination to create pictures.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Do you love pretend games, and playing with characters in various scenes and cities? Kids love pretend play. And here they get to create their own Halloween atmosphere with colourful gravestones, candy flowers, masks, bats, skeletons and lots more. A free app you can make in-house purchases for more options to decorate the vampires and Frankensteins. 

    Devices: Android


    Discover 6 fun farming activities that allow kids of all ages to learn more about the country life and food production in the farm.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Dr. Panda’s Daycare allows kids to care for five little critters in a daycare setting. Kids ages 2 to 6 are the targeted audience, but others will enjoy the app, too.

    Devices: Android


    Pepi Bath is a role-play game where children learn about hygiene in a fun way. The app has 4 parts as different situations in which this cute character Pepi – a boy or a girl to choose – appears: at the sink, washing clothes, going to a toilet and taking a bath.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad