Toca Life World: Build Stories

App review by Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Unite worlds in virtual creative play; many extras to buy.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 44 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 3+

Amazing Definitely Recommended!

Love it!! 100% recommend for ages 3-12 very cool! My daughter loves it, she plays everyday and enjoys sharing me the houses she has decorated!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
3 people found this helpful.
age 6+

Will cost you hundreds of dollars !!!

I understand most apps will require $20 or so of purchases… but this app has $80 plus bundles. Then to play you need to purchase basically everything costing from $3 to $20. A child can easily request hundreds of dollars just to continue gameplay. Not recommended.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: storytelling
  • Skills: Creativity: imagination
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (additional content available through in-app purchases; prices range from $.99 and up)
  • Release date: September 16, 2020
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Toca Boca
  • Version: 1.25.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 10.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up
  • Last updated: October 8, 2020

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