I try and find fun educational and imagination exploring type apps the kids can play during a long car ride or for quiet time of their own.
TOCA BOCA is now one of my favorite app creators because they “believe that apps can stimulate and facilitate all types of play”
In a post on their blog titled “The playful side of apps” they broke down the types of play according to Martha B Bronson, author of ” The right stuff for children birth to 8″ .Here is an easy to read graphic that explains the types of play.
They recently reached out to me to have my kiddos try out some of their new apps. I was super excited because I had downloaded the free trial of TOCA BOCA Doctor and already little man was doing great at navigating thru the puzzles.
The images are not over whelming for my toddlers and the colors and sounds are great. Not to mention it gets their imagination going.
We reviewed the following Apps:
Helicopter Taxi– Active & Make-Believe play
Robot Lab-Manipulative, Creative, & Learning play
Hair Salon-Make-Believe, Manipulative & Creative play
Doctor– Make-Believe, Manipulative, & Leaning play
Tea Party– Make-Believe & Creative play
Our favorite is by far the Toca Boca Tea Party. The kids love setting up their stuffed animals for a mini tea party. Little man has learned to clean up after himself if his drink spills as well as asking little lady if she would like another cookie or cake. I love the sounds the interaction makes. It encourages my kids to share and play together. Even dad had been playing with them. It’s become a new family time activity.
Visit Toca Boca online for more information on all their apps.
Also Download the free version of Toca Boca Doctor App for iphone or ipad Here.
App codes were provided to me so that I could download and review the apps. The above is my true and honest opinion.