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Best Apps by Toca Boca

Toca Boca are a leading producer of apps for children with a wide selection of fabulous apps. Toca Boca apps were awarded in the best innovative apps and games for kids categories. Toca Boca is not trying to claim it's educational. But maybe even the claim that it broadens the imagination is hard to stand up. 
 
Toca Boca’s apps, which focus on creative play while avoiding in-app purchases, have been downloaded more than 85 million times on iOS and Android devices. Only few toca boca apps are free, the rest are priced at about £3.99. 

Here are the best toca boca apps for kids that will capture their imagination and can stimulate and facilitate all types of play.

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Toca Builders

( iPad - £2.49 )

Toca Builders is a fantastic creativity application for little learners filled with endless opportunities for growth and self-directed play. The app allows students to create and build using six individually unique block laying/tiling robots. Kids will love the unique opportunities available in the app as its fun, colorful, and easy to play. 
 
Skills: Critical Thinking
Toca Lab

( Android - £1.99 , iPad - £1.99 )

Toca Lab - Explore the colorful and electrifying world of science and meet all 118 of the elements from the periodic table. Each element has its own look and personality.  This is a great app that introduces young children to the general concept of the periodic table and lets them experiment in a virtual chemistry lab without the need of safety goggles. 
 
Skills: Academic Relevance, Thinking and Reasoning
Toca Doctor HD

( iPad - Free )

Toca Doctor is a good starting point for off-screen human body exploration and learning how doctors treat ailments. Kids can learn about how the human body works and how it can be fixed when something is broken. The app provides an excellent backdrop for education and parents can use the app to answer questions and explain things like inoculations, teeth and sugar bugs, lungs and asthma, why do tummies hurt, how to use disinfect a scrape or cut, when to put on a plaster, what can be fixed at home and when do we need a doctor or a trip to hospital.  
 
Skills: Life Skills, Health and Fitness
Toca Nature

( iPad - £2.49 )

Toca Nature is a creative and interactive app where the children can use their imagination to create their own worlds; we love the way the animals come to life and children can see the habitats they are best suited to.  Children really enjoy the animal aspect and the fact that you can feed them in their habitats with the food collected.  The educational focus is on observation and experimentation rather than a specific objective. 
 
Kids can learn about natural habitats and animal behavior. Much of what kids learn here comes through observation: what happens when there are a lot of oak trees? A few? How about birch? Or deep lakes or tall mountains? As they experiment with which animals will eat which of five foods, kids also learn a bit about animal diets. Most of all, kids will be inspired by the magic of nature, watching bears ramble about and birds flitter through the trees. In its own warm, quiet way, Toca Nature lets kids discover their own understanding of nature's wonders as they explore and experiment.
 
Skills: Creative Development
Toca Life: World

( iPad - Free )

Toca Life: World combines all the apps in the Toca Life series in one place. The free download comes with eight locations and 39 characters already installed. 
 
Kids learn about imagination, creativity, pretend play as they explore and create stories using different characters and scenes to practice role-playing and try on different identities. Record function allows them to build narratives They can also learn more about real-world experiences like visiting a bank, working at a cafe, and being in an office. 
 
Skills: Creativity
Toca Lab: Plants

( iPad - £2.99 )

Toca Lab: Plants let's kids explore the scientific world of plants and immerses them into a fun lab world with lots of fun and humor. To start, kids can pull down the window shade for all the list of plants. It starts with the Madonna Lily (Lilium candidum) and from there kids can make their way to explore 35 different plant characters. Kids can discover plants from five groups: green algae, mosses, ferns, trees and flowering pants. I love that kids also get to learn the Latin names of plants.
 
Kids can explore all of the instruments in the lab to help the plant grow such as grow light, watering tank and nutrition station. Kids will find that each plant has their own characteristic where some like the grow light and some want to just wiggle away!
 
Skills: Thinking and Reasoning
Toca Kitchen

( iPad - £3.99 )

Toca Kitchen allows children to explore cooking and discover what happens when you fry a lemon, or mix mushrooms and carrots. Toca Kitchen is a fun way for children to get interested in food and explore without risk of wasting food or creating mess.
 
Toca Kitchen allows users to play and learn about food from your iPhone or iPad. Users can slice, mix, boil, fry, and prepare food in any way they please, without rules or restrictions. Toca Kitchen features four different characters to prepare food for, each with unique facial expressions and reactions to help users determine if the character enjoys the prepared foods.
 
Skills: Thinking and Reasoning, Creativity
Toca Life: School

( Android - Free , iPad - Free )

Toca Life is a series of educational, cartoon world-exploring apps for ages four and up.
 
Toca Life is the latest series of apps from Toca Boca. Installments include Toca Life: City, Toca Life: Town, Toca Life: Neighborhood, Toca Life: Hospital, Toca Life: Office, and several others. Toca Life: World is a free version of the game which incorporates elements from several other Toca Life games, with options to make in-app purchases to improve gameplay.
 
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.
 
It’s time to head to school with Toca Boca. However, this school is a lot different than the schools your children may be familiar with. In this school, they have free reign. They can walk from building to building, go out to recess whenever they want, and even start a food fight in the cafeteria. The latest app in the Toca Life series is truly the school of kids’ dreams. 
 
Skills: Self-direction, Creativity
Toca Doctor HD

( iPad - Free )

Toca Doctor is a good starting point for off-screen human body exploration and learning how doctors treat ailments. Kids can learn about how the human body works and how it can be fixed when something is broken. The app provides an excellent backdrop for education and parents can use the app to answer questions and explain things like inoculations, teeth and sugar bugs, lungs and asthma, why do tummies hurt, how to use disinfect a scrape or cut, when to put on a plaster, what can be fixed at home and when do we need a doctor or a trip to hospital. 

Kids can learn about how the human body works and how it can be fixed when something is broken. Kids must identify a sick patient's problem using visual and sound cues, then solve a puzzle to fix the problem, often through visual matching of shapes. 

Skills: Thinking & Reasoning, Health & Fitness

Toca Dance

( iPad - £3.99 )

Toca Dance is an open-ended app that gives kids a platform to create and imagine. In this case, kids choreograph a dance routine for up to three dancers and then watch the characters perform on stage.

Kids can learn about creative expression, moving bodies, and sensing the beat in a song. Freedom to move their characters empowers kids to get creative and silly, and they can feel proud ownership when they see their choreographed show performed on stage. Challenge kids to move to the music and they'll learn about listening for tempo and beat, transferring real-life movement to digital representation, and build some body awareness. Toca Dance is definitely for fun, but with some offscreen extension, kids can learn more.

Skills: Creativity, Health & Fitness

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