House (game)

Kindergarten Chinese language Doll
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An 1883 German illustration of children playing house

House, also referred to as "playing house" or "play grown up", is a traditional children's game. It's a form of make believe where players take on the roles of a nuclear family. Common roles include parents, children, a newborn, and pets.

Iranian "Mamy" game with a little girl playing the mother and a little doll in the role of her daughter

The game often involves props, such as toy food. Additionally, dolls can play the role family members. Model houses and play kitchens are toys which are often specifically intended for playing house. The game is played both at home and in kindergarten or day care.

In other cultures

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