Parents' Guide to

Toca Nature

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Create and interact with mesmerizing natural landscape.

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Is It Any Good?

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Just like a quiet walk in the woods, TOCA NATURE is calm, slow, and mesmerizing; even the background music contributes to the magical, ethereal feeling. An app can never replace real walks through real forests (the developers themselves openly admit this), but this one does a great job of bringing the wonder of nature to an interactive screen. With an "if you build it, they will come" approach, kids do, then wait and observe. The possibilities in this forest are limited, though: build, collect food, watch animals eat and move around, stop. And, some internal inconsistencies are mildly bothersome. For example, kids can feed some animals, but not others; or they can throw fish to a wolf in the mountains far from any water source. There's also the issue of feeding wild animals in the first place – definitely not okay to do in a real forest. A re-set button would also be a nice addition so that kids can control when to start over. But overall, Toca Nature is a wonderful walk through the woods.

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