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    Sago Mini Apartment takes kids to a playful environment where they are free to imagine and play. The characters are friendly and welcoming, and the activities are simple albeit fun for young kids.    Kids can practice fine motor skills by tapping and dragging objects around the screen. Some activities of light learning content, like putting puzzle pieces together to build toys or giving plants sun and water to grow. With the free play structure, kids have the chance to use their imaginations, experiment, and create stories about what they're doing.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The fun part of Sago Mini Friends is being in control and directing the activities. Let kids play individually so they can choose their own animal, choose which doorbell to ring, and fully interact with each activity. However, to extract learning from this experience, teachers should use Sago Mini Friends as a prompt for discussion about social interactions, working with others, and feelings.    Sago Mini Friends lets kids touch, try, play, experiment, and observe. The characters and graphics are warm, appealing, and welcoming.   Kids can learn about playing well with others -- taking turns, sharing, and getting along with friends. They'll learn about cause and effect, seeing the impact their taps and touches have on the toys and characters. Kids are empowered to choose which house to play in and how to play, giving toddlers and young preschoolers the sense of control over their environment they crave and learn from. Sago Mini Friends lets little ones explore and learn social skills in a fun way.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Toca Town is an open-play environment designed for little kids to explore six town-related areas that include open-ended gameplay. Kids create their own games with its inhabitants, visit six locations, and discover hidden treasures nestled in unlikely places.    It provides a framework where characters can be moved in and around a town that has a store, a police station, a park, a restaurant, and houses and apartments.The dozen characters are diverse, and the detail throughout is really impressive and makes the learning even more fun.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is an interactive collection of mini-games developed to teach young children about different routines and experiences that they encounter in their lives. The routines and experiences include: going to see the doctor; getting ready for bed; bathroom routines and a sticker book where they can use their imagination to create pictures.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Welcome to Toca House! Help the five friends to do fun chores around a cosy house.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    PEPI BATH would be a great way to introduce your kid to the concept of toilet training.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Discover 6 fun farming activities that allow kids of all ages to learn more about the country life and food production in the farm.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Toca Life:City app is rich and varied enough with so much to explore about diversity in places, people and lifestyles. This app provides opportunities for kids to notice urban amenities and lifestyles.     Kids can learn through imaginative and creative pretend play. They'll experiment with self-expression, routine interactions such as shopping or getting food at a restaurant, and social situations. By being in charge of what happens in their city, kids can feel empowered to try out different roles, practice different actions, or simply enjoy getting to call the shots.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Dr Panda's Hospital is an app that has kids taking up the role of Vet and Doctor.

    Devices: Android


    Toca Life: School is a fun game that’s part of a suite of apps designed to give children educational lessons with mini-games and engaging tasks.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Dr. Panda’s Daycare allows kids to care for five little critters in a daycare setting. Kids ages 2 to 6 are the targeted audience, but others will enjoy the app, too.

    Devices: Android