Shopping Fun with the Barbie App-Tastic Cash Register

This post was written by the Experimental Mommy.  While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.

My girls have gotten quite a few of my good traits and perhaps a few of my vices.  Probably one of the most prominent is my love of all things sweet, but in a close second is their love of shopping.  Sweets + Shopping=Best.Day.Ever.

I love spending quality time with my daughters by creating a fun Girls Day Out, but sometimes shopping is not always feasible or in the budget.  Sometimes we need to just have some fun at home so I knew giving my girls the opportunity to test out the new Barbie App-Tastic Cash Register Set from eKids would be an instant hit.

Shop ’til you drop! This cash register lets girls shop for whatever they want. But don’t just sit behind the cash register, take turns with your friends to be the shopper and the cashier.  Download the App on your iOS device (iPad/iPhone/iPod touch) to complete the true shopping experience. The App lets you scan real UPC codes using the camera on your device, customize 5 fabulous shops, create your own personalized membership cards, and play a fun express checkout game. It’s time for a shopping spree!

After taking the toy from the box, my youngest was drawn to the working microphone.  I pity the pretend shoppers in her store because for the next hour she sung the sales karaoke style.  But she moved on as soon as she realized she could swipe the credit card and actually watch the app authorize the purchase!  I hope she has a high credit limit!

Once my oldest was allowed to check out the Barbie App-Tastic Cash Register Set the pair quickly decided to play cashier and customer which went on for hours.  The app allowed the customer to choose items from one of five stores and check out choosing cash, credit or gift card (they could even take a picture of themselves to personalized their very own VIP cards).  My oldest loved choosing credit and signing her name to verify the purchase!

My daughters had a great time pretend shopping and selling!  As a Mom, I love that this toy can be used with or without the addition of your own iOS device and the app can be played without the toy making it portable fun, too.

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