Kids' App of the Week: Toca House
February 23, 2012
© Toca House
Works on: iPhone and iPad
For: Little helpers around the house
Don’t you just love looking over at your kin and seeing them mimic whatever you’re doing around the house, whether it’s washing dishes, sweeping the floor or mowing the lawn? Kids do as they see and it’s adorable to observe them getting a jumpstart on the concept of chores. What’s even more adorable is this week’s app pick, Toca House, from one of my favorite app developers Toca Boca.
Toca Boca has a knack for designing incredible apps for kids and Toca House is another winner. Launching today, Toca House offers kids the opportunity to help five whimsical characters around the house, doing a wide array of activities including washing windows, sorting mail, ironing and more. There’s an assortment of fun games and activities for kids to play, until of course, nighttime falls and it’s time to go to bed. The sun rises and a whole new day of chores awaits!
Just like previous Toca Boca apps (Toca Doctor, Toca Hair Salon, Toca Kitchen, to name a few) the graphics and attention to detail are top notch. The app is sure to be a hit with the kids and one that they will return to over and over again. Now if only we could get them to do their chores this eagerly in the real world…
(Full disclosure: These apps were developed by Toca Boca, a division of our parent company Bonnier in Sweden.)
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