Toca Boca’s name is synonymous with excellence and this will continue to be true with the addition of Toca House to their line of children’s apps. According to the kids that helped with my review, Toca House is super duper fantastic and awesome! Toca House is a great way to get your child excited about doing chores.
The play designer’s goal with this app is to show kids, through play, that housekeeping and yard chores can be fun and rewarding. More details about their goal, information on how to play, and talking points are available in the “For Parents” section of the app. (An internet connection is needed to access this information.) Talking points such as what would happen if you stopped cleaning the floors, doing dishes, or doing laundry are all good things for kids to think about. In many cases, it’s not until they have their own homes do they realize what it takes to maintain a home and yard.
The Toca Boca apps always provide such a fun world to play in and Toca House is no exception. The easy-to-use interface, upbeat music, vibrant colors and graphics, and absolutely adorable characters (unlike any I’ve ever come across, except in other Toca Boca apps) are all so “super duper fantastic and awesome”. But then it could also be the sunshine, birds chirping and green grass; as we are in the dead of winter here, that appealed to me.
With 19 different mini games, there is so much to do in the Toca House that your kids will never get bored. The sun sets after 10 games which is a good time for a break or, as suggested by the developer, a good time to switch turns if you have more than one child wanting to play. You might have to wait until the kids go to bed or school before you get a turn!
There are five levels to the house in which to play games, I mean do chores, or in the yard. Leaves need to be sorted into piles, flowers sorted into different pots, mail to sort, lawn to mow, clothes to be washed, hung to dry and ironed, vacuuming and sweeping of floors and dishes to wash. No matter how many dishes I broke, no one made me stop. If only we, too, could live at the Toca House.
Other than in the Parent section, there are NO social media buttons or external links. The app does not contain any in-app purchases or ads either. Toca House is truly a safe and kid-friendly app!
Toca House is a universal app that plays well on either device.
Toca House is a safe and kid-friendly app that teaches kids valuable life skills while entertaining them.
Welcome to Toca House! Help the five friends to do fun chores around a cosy house. Let your kids do the dishes, ironing, sweeping or planting flowers in the garden. Loads of fun with 19 different mini-games!
Toca House is a free play toy for kids that takes them through the everyday chores of a household. Cleaning, washing windows, deliver mail, taking a bath or mopping the floor. All familiar themes for kids that they see everyday, but often can’t participate it. But now they can – and it’s fun too! Play a series of mini-games that take place in and around the house with five super-cute characters. When the sun sets it’s time to go to bed, but you can always play another round of course. This makes it perfect for turn-taking or a break to do something else too!
Toca House is a digital toy from Toca Boca and is suitable for kids age 2 and above.