Toca Life: City – Education App Review

Open-ended play rules in a virtual urban dollhouse. GameAdvice.org Gives This A 4/5 Overall Rating.

Quick Content Overview of What Your Child Will Experience:

  • App Play Simplicity: 5
  • Level of Fear and/or Violence in App: 0
  • Amount of Sexual Content: 0
  • Level of Bad Language: 0
  • Amount of Drug Use and/or Smoking: 0
  • Amount of Consumerism: 1

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Some Things To Keep In Mind

Parents need to know that Toca Life: City is like a virtual dollhouse in which kids can explore, imagine, and play. It joins the previously titled Toca Town — now Toca Life: Town — in a Toca Life series the developers describe as its “storytelling” app series. As usual, there are no rules, no guidelines, and no right or wrong way to play. Kids simply poke around four city areas and experiment. A recently added feature allows kids to record their voice as they moves things around on the screen, and save their stories to the device: For this, they’ll need access to the microphone and the camera roll. There’s an icon on the home screen that features weekly videos and silly facts about the Toca Life characters. In their device’s settings menu, parents can turn off the music, or hide the Weekly News and Toca news icons. A short letter from the developer and articles on the website provide inspiration and suggestions for how to best accompany kids on this adventure.

Toca Life: City is a Education app that is designed for those 4.  The app has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 and a learning rating of 3 out of 5.

Toca Life: City is available for $2.99 On The Following Devices:

iPhone
iPod Touch
iPad

Windows Phone

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Our Thoughts on the Level of Engagement:

There are so many little things to explore. Kids will enjoy finding all the items to move and all the ways they can influence what happens.

The Support Level for Toca Life: City is about a 3 out of 5.

The developer offers parents some helpful suggestions for how to best support kids’ play experiences. There’s no way for kids to see how their actions affect the city, such as photos or letting hair styles last from one play session to the next.

We’d like to thank C.S.M for providing some of the information on this page.