- Ingrid Simone, Toca Magazine Executive Editor
Toca Life: School — where kids decide what activities take place, when the recess bell rings and even what to serve for lunch — arrives in the App Store on October 29! Check out the trailer:
What’s New in Toca Life: City
Toca Life: City just received an update, and there are tons of things to discover: Screen recording. Now kids can record their every move and save the stories they create for sharing with friends or personal reflection. Life Weekly. Located in the top right corner on the start screen, this feature gives kids fun insights into the […]
Q&A with Teen YouTube Star SamanthasTV
SamanthasTV is just 15 years old, but she’s a veteran YouTuber whose popular Littlest Pet Shop videos showcase her creative storytelling. Now she’s channeling some of that creativity into all-new Toca Life: City webisodes. Toca Magazine asked SamanthasTV to share thoughts about creativity. Toca Magazine: Storytelling takes a lot of creativity. Do you ever have trouble […]
Toca Life Series: Storytelling Fun with Toca Boca
I remember a friend telling me a method she used when working at an elder-care home. They had trouble getting a particular resident to go to bed. This resident would always think she was on a ship, going on a journey, and “bed” didn’t fit into the story. One night my friend decided to just […]
Wow Your Kids with These Easter Eggs, Fun Facts and Other Goodies from Toca Life: School!
Has your kid discovered all the Easter eggs and other goodies in Toca Life: School? We asked Daniel Abensour, lead artist on Toca Life: School, for the inside scoop. It’s up to you whether you want to give your kid a hint or two. 😉 The School Find the hidden stink bombs! When you tap […]
Kid’s-Eye View Photo Series: My Backpack!
To celebrate the launch of Toca: Life School, our friends Kanoka and Takuto in Japan and Cadence in California shared the contents of their backpacks with us! What’s in your kid’s backpack? Kanoka’s Backpack In Japan, most of the elementary students use a backpack called “randoseru” for six years, from first grade to sixth grade. […]
What Do Kids Have to Say About Homework?
When Jamie was in fourth grade in a Wyoming school, she sometimes stayed up until midnight to complete her homework, crying from frustration and exhaustion. “No child should have to spend 12 hours a day working when adults are not expected to do that,” said Jamie’s mom. “They need rest and they need creative time.” […]
How Much Homework Is Too Much?
School is back in session, and many kids who had so much free time that they complained of boredom during the summer are now wishing they had that free time back. In today’s increasingly demanding academic environment, even kindergarten students are assigned homework, and time that was once reserved for play and physical activity in […]
Homework Help: When Quick-Fix Tips Aren’t Enough
Most homework tips focus solely on how parents can get their kids to comply and complete it. Ideas like setting a timer, organizing a designated work space, creating a homework chart and using techniques to stay calm (for the parents) may solve some kids’ homework problems. But homework loads have become so burdensome in many […]