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We are now on day 4 of Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts event, meaning Apple has removed the Lonely Planet iBook and has posted a new free item for download. Today’s gift is a popular educational game for children called Toca House.

Parents love Toca House because it allows their children (intended for ages 2-6) to virtually participate in everyday household chores like doing the dishes, ironing, and planting flowers in the garden through various mini-games…

Here’s the App Store description:

“Toca House is a free play toy for kids that takes them through the everyday chores of a household. Cleaning, washing windows, deliver mail, taking a bath or mopping the floor. All familiar themes for kids that they see everyday, but often can’t participate it. But now they can – and it’s fun too! Play a series of mini-games that take place in and around the house with five super-cute characters. When the sun sets it’s time to go to bed, but you can always play another round of course. This makes it perfect for turn-taking or a break to do something else too!”

The game features original artwork, 19 different mini-games and a kid-friendly interface that’s easy to learn. It’s also worth noting that there are no third party advertisements or in-app purchases, which should put parents’ minds at ease.

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Remember, this game will only be available for the rest of today. So it’s worth grabbing even if you don’t think you’ll use it right away. Also note that the downloads are typically different for everyone, depending on your country or region.

This year is the first time that the United States has been able to participate in Apple’s gift-giving event, and thus far it’s been a bit of a snoozer. Still, it’s really hard to argue with free. You can find the 12 Days of Gifts app in the App Store.

  • Cool, more junk. Only good thing so far was the 3rd day’s game.

  • EDiTOR9

    this one has been the weakest so far…

  • hese

    Home Alone movie here as a free gift today

    • Stefano

      Damn. I wish. That was an excellent movie

      • Bob

        You wish what?

      • Stefano

        Wish the US had home alone as their free download

      • tommorow, he is probably in a different timezone

      • Matt

        I was actually thinking that.

      • yea i selected japan as my country, and i also got the home alone movie

      • haridsv

        Is it actually possible to change the store? I didn’t see an option inside the app.

      • RarestName

        Yes, it’s the 5th day’s gift.

    • Ali Morina

      what country?

      • NSA

        Home Alone is FREE on the Australian Store

      • hese

        Finnish iTunes store

    • Matt

      HOME ALONE?!? Whaaaat I want home alone.

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  • Tragic

    It’s not hard to argue with free when what’s on offer is so crap that you don’t even want it even though its free. They should give back the mb it took to download this crap app. I’m on unlimited but still…

  • assassin

    It was already free
    This is probably the third free app Apple has given out as a gift, they really should review their gift policy.

  • weztimonial

    Day 5 – Home Alone

    In Singapore..

  • Nicolas

    Can anybody please tell us what the free gift in Canada is? You guys are right, so far the gifts have been very weak compared to earlier years

    • Nicolas

      No need to reply, it’s the same Toca House game offered in the U.S.

  • ali_plus

    Next up… KAYAK PRO. Free app in Pakistan store on Day 5.

    • Reyas Mohammed

      Thats already free from December 20th

  • Clement Yeo

    Home Alone – Day 5 Malaysia (Time zone : GMT +8)

  • a beto e merik

    Hugo in Canada and US

    • Aneeq Naqvi

      Yeah!!! But I want home alone damn!

      • Guest

        Here is a quick image.

  • Reyas Mohammed

    Home alone in India 😀

  • Matt

    Love how I download the app. And as so as I open it it crashes every single time -_____-