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App Went Free: Toca House

Toca House

Toca House is from one of my favorite developer Toca Boca.  It is FREE today only. Like other Toca Boca apps,such as Toca Doctor, Toca Tailor, Toca Kitchen,  it is open-ended play with no winning or losing.  It teaches kids about everyday chores of a household.

Once kids open the app, they see this big house.  They can visit different parts of the house by swiping figures around.  Depending on the room or the yard location they stop at, kids can help with different house chores:  cleaning, washing windows, deliver mail, taking a bath, sorting clothes, or mopping the floor. There are a total of 19 different house chore themed mini-games in the app.  All are familiar activities kids see almost daily, but often can’t participate at a young age.  This is a perfect way to introduce house chores to kids and discuss the things we have to do to maintain our houses livable places. 

After playing 10 mini-games, night falls upon the house and everyone rests for the day. It is a nice way to get the kids to stop play.  If they want to play again, just tap on the replay button, a new day starts…Toca House App

On the start screen, parents can access a “for parents” section with tips from the developer on how to play and what to talk about with your kids while playing.  Some good topics suggested include: comparing your house with the house in the app, why we need do these chores, what will happen if we don’t do the chores. 

App Features from the app store:
√ 19 different mini-games to play with
√ Domestically themed mini-games – teach kids what needs to be done around the house!
√ Loads of variation – different order of the games each time
√ Fantastic original artwork!
√ Convenient time to pause or take turns when the sun sets after playing ten mini-games
√ Fun sounds and animations!
√ No rules or stress – play any way your kids want to!
√ Kid-friendly interface!
√ No third-party advertising
√ No in-app purchases

Toca House works on iPhone, iPod and iPAD. It is usually $2.99 on App Store.  It is FREE Today Only.

If you would like to check it out or purchase it, please use the App Store link provided below. The cost is the same to you, but iGameMom gets a small percentage. Thanks for your support! Note: The link works for all countries.

Toca House - Toca Boca AB

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  • It sounds interesting!

  • Amy

    I would love for my kids to get excited about chores!!

    • I think it is really how to position the house chores. If we always position house chores as “chores”, then they will not like it, but if we position house chore as fun thing to do since the very beginning, they may really like doing it.

  • yay, another Toca app–my kids love them, return to them time and again!

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