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Toca Life: World

Toca Life: World

Spring 2019 Mobile Apps
Ages: 6 - 9 yrs.
Developer: Toca Boca
Platform: iOS

Toca Life World, a free virtual-world app from Toca Boca, includes eight totally interactive areas and 39 residents of Bop City. In the salon, children can style and dye hair. At the tailor's, they can choose a wide variety of outfits and accessories for their characters. And, at the mall they can play with pets, shop for groceries, pick up a camera or cellphone, grab some coffee, and even use the ATM. Other areas include a theater complete with stage and musical instruments, an apartment in which their characters can eat, sleep and play, a post office, a food court, and an area to select occupational clothing (e.g., police officer, tv reporter, etc.).

True to Toca Boca form and function, each page is filled with interactive features to explore: children can turn lights on/off, play music, use cell phones, turn televisions on/off, prepare food, decorate, and so forth. There are no rules, no set story lines, no limits. Children enjoy open-ended imaginative digital play; they can even record their stories and play them back later. This is a fun-filled, wholesome app that will offer hours of creative entertainment.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2019 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.

Look for this product at:
Toca Boca
Available on iTunes

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