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Dr. Panda Plus: Home Designer

Dr. Panda Plus: Home Designer

Fall 2017 Toys
Ages: 4 - 6 yrs.
Manufacturer: Dr. Panda LLC
Price: $39.99

Dr. Panda Plus: Home Designer is an augmented reality play set that includes 51 sturdy, dry-erase flash cards that feature a variety of characters (with personality galore), furniture, accessories, and so forth, as well as 12 brightly-colored dry-erase markers, and directions to download and install the free companion app of the same name, available on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon. A unique QR code registers the physical set with the app. Parental settings are accessed via year of birth.

Children select a card, choose whether or not to color it, and scan the card with their device's camera. The item appears on screen and will be available for play in the virtual home, after the user drags and drops the letters to spell the name of the item pictured. Children will have fun furnishing and decorating the kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom and bring the playful characters into the mix. The playset and app encourage imaginative and creative play while also honing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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