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Toca Life: After School

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Explore extracurriculars from art to sports via free play.

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Kids can easily -- and virtually -- try out some new hobbies with this app-based activity set. Just like all the Toca Life apps, Toca Life: After School has no rules, no limits, and no instructions. Kids simply explore and discover as much or as little as they want. Toca Life: After School seems to have a few more interactive elements than some of the others in the series. Kids can paint, make music, swoosh a basketball through a hoop and keep track of points on a scoreboard, or send a skateboarder down a half pipe, for example. These small opportunities make the after-school clubhouse more interactive. Yet, since it's a digital world, kids don't have the limitless possibilities of traditional pretend play. Here they are constrained by what the programmers have written into the app. Occasionally, it's also difficult to manipulate the tiny pieces, getting them to go where you want, especially for kids with less fine-motor control. The Record option is a fun way for kids to tell, save, and share their stories.

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