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- Carl Frisell
Toca Life: Stable is here! The latest app in the popular Toca Life series is what horse-loving kids have been dreaming about. And kids who aren’t quite as horse-obssessed will find fun adventures to explore: camping in the forest, riding bikes and motorcycles and more. And as with all apps in the Toca Life series, kids can record their stories to create an original video, which should encourage the storyteller in everyone.
Tween on Farm Life: “Children Are Capable of a Lot”
Laye Mclean Age: 12 Residence: A farm in rural California Fun Fact: Laye made up her own name! Her parents call her Lily, which is her birth name, but her friends know her by Laye. When she was 5, she wanted to be called Snowball. I’d always wanted to move to the country. In April […]
All the Fun Your Kid Can Have with Toca Life: Vacation
Toca Life: Vacation is here! As the latest app in the the Toca Life series of storytelling apps, Toca Life: Vacation puts kids in charge every step of the way. This time, kids get four locations to explore with 34 new characters: Airport: X-ray luggage (or people!), visit the cockpit, have a snack. Hotel: ride the […]
Q&A with Toca Life: School Play Designer Willow Mellbratt
Toca Life: School — which launched today — puts kids in charge of everything that happens at school! Toca Magazine asked Play Designer Willow Mellbratt for a behind-the-scenes peek at the development of Toca Boca’s latest digital toy. Toca Magazine: After the release of Toca Life: Town and Toca Life: City, you got a lot of requests […]
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 […]
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 […]
Nature Deficit Disorder: Our Disconnect from Nature Is Simply Unnatural
Before hunkering down for the night, kids chop down trees and build a log shelter — in Minecraft. They swim with beavers, dig deep holes and feed bears — in Toca Nature. Zoos broadcast video of adorable baby animals being born. Technology certainly lets kids experience parts of nature and adventure in ways they probably […]
4 Ideas for Developing Nature-Loving Kids
During Earth Week, we read and talk a lot about taking care of our world and the environment. But before kids want to take care of it, they have to appreciate nature. Try these ideas to develop nature-loving kids. 1. Get them outside. Kids reap many benefits from playing outside, including an appreciation for nature. Sure, […]
5 Reasons for Kids to Love the Great Outdoors
Playing outside is a blast, no doubt about it, but don’t discount outdoor adventures as frivolous fun. Kids reap lots of benefits from time outside. 1. Healthy kids. Active play outdoors helps reduce obesity. Plus, being outside gives kids a Vitamin D boost, which helps protect against bone problems, heart disease and diabetes. 2. Motor masters. Outside, kids are less […]
Does Your Kid’s School Have One of These Amazing Learning Labs?
Imagine a futuristic classroom that connects kids with what they’re learning through all five human senses — bright colors, bold smells, rich touch sensations, calming sounds, distinct tastes. That classroom already exists. It’s called a school garden. If your kid’s school doesn’t have one of these incredible learning labs yet, it may be time to […]