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Toca Lab: Plants

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Unique way for young botanists to explore, experiment, grow.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Toca Lab: Plants Parent Guide

Some plants seem a little scared before you give it the chemicals. Might make kids ages 3 and under cry. This game is still FUN to play!

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Die-hard botany lovers might find some of the "non-science" features hard to swallow, but most kids will love the plant personalities while getting a wonderful introduction to life science. The open-play experience, colorful graphics, and friendly interactions are an excellent way to get kids excited about science. Many will likely be inspired to grow their own plants or to simply learn more about plant life in general. The addition of some basic audio or text that teaches kids some science would make the app appealing to a wider audience. At the very least, it would be great to have some information for parents so they can address any misconceptions generated by the game. For example, unlike in "real science," a new plant seed produces an entirely new kind of plant. For families who are less concerned with the specifics, Toca Lab: Plants gives kids a fun way to explore science.

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