Parents' Guide to

Toca Life: Vacation

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Imaginations roam on staycation with virtual role-play.

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Is It Any Good?

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Despite the limitations of digital-based imaginative play, there are plenty of things to inspire kids in this role-play vacationer's paradise. It has some fun interactive elements, such as the elevator that takes kids to different areas of the hotel, where they discover something unique on each floor. Locations start out with certain characters and items placed in certain ways, but once kids get started, they have complete freedom to do whatever they please. Of course, unlike more traditional open-ended imaginary play, in this digital version kids are guided and limited by what the programmers have written into the app. For instance, it may be frustrating that characters don't interact with objects; it would be nice to see them kick a ball or push the food cart down the aisle on the airplane. Occasionally, it's also difficult to manipulate the tiny pieces and getting them to go where you want, especially for kids with less fine motor control. However, the video-recording feature adds a nice empowerment opportunity for kids to document and share their fantastical stories.

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