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Homes by Tinybop

Price: iPhone/iPad - Paid

Teacher Overview

The Homes app offers an educational look at different abodes from around the world. Homes. Developed by Tinybop, it’s an open-ended interactive playscape in which kids explore four unique homes from around the world: the Guatemalan adobe, the Brooklyn brownstone, the Yemeni tower house, and the Mongolian ger (yurt).

Somewhere between a game and an anthropology lesson, the app encourages them to poke through the cabinets, use the bathroom, cook food and listen to music in each dwelling. It’s full of clever prompts you can use to get your kids thinking critically about how and why things like construction, layout and furnishings differ from culture to culture. That makes this the rare app that’s less a tool to distract them and more a chance to engage with them.

Kids come in the app explore homes from around the world. Through exploring the homes, kids will learn and discover world culture and life.

Teacher Certification

SubjectsSubject Category of the app

SafeguardingApp Advertising or In-App Purchases

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Developer Description

Explore homes around the world. Make meals, decorate, and play games. Clean up or make a mess. Play with pets and farm animals. Listen to the radio or play music. Make yourself at home!

“If all apps were like Tinybop’s, we wouldn’t worry so much about our kids staring at screens. In fact, we might even encourage it.”

Homes is No. 3 in Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library. Each Explorer’s Library app lets kids explore the invisible and awesome wonders of our world. Kids (and kids at heart!) develop foundational science literacy.

Features
* Explore 4 interactive homes: a brownstone in Brooklyn, a yurt in Mongolia, an adobe home in Guatemala, and a tower house in Yemen.
* Play in 20 different rooms, inside and outside
* Make each home your own: decorate with your photos and see your reflection in mirrors.
* Investigate working models of plumbing, electricity, and other utilities in every home.
* Learn how rural and urban landscapes, architecture, division of space, and materials shape the construction of each home.
* Learn about cultures around the world: each home is full of unique foods, books, animals, and decor.
* Celebrate seasonal holidays in Brooklyn.
* Learn new vocabulary in 50+ languages with removable and affixable labels.
* Intuitive, safe, and kid-friendly design.
* Entertaining for kids and adults alike — play together and learn together.
* Interactive animations reward curiosity. No rules. No levels.

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