Parents' Guide to

Toca Store

By Liz Panarelli, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Math and money app works best when a grown-up plays, too.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Too few rules

The game is good but I wish that there was a way to make it more math intensive. There are no parameters for pricing. You only have 10 coins but if you go over, the purse proofs more money. That sets up an unrealistic view of money management.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This app is simple but fun, with engaging graphics and great intuitive reinforcement of numbers, counting, and basic money concepts. In particular, counting out the coins, ending the game when the coins are used up, and displaying the receipt helps reinforce counting and introduce the concepts of subtraction and addition. Kids will enjoy picking items to sell, but the value of this repetitive game lies in the interaction between the players. Parent involvement is really required if kids are to understand and get the most out of this app -- and to explain the parts that are just for fun, like the magical wallet that produces the money needed for that last item!

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Math : arithmetic, counting, money
  • Release date: October 12, 2011
  • Category: Kids' Games
  • Publisher: Toca Boca
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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