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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Toca Train is great for kids who love playing with trains. It’s a virtual train set, plus more. Instead of pushing a train around, kids can actually be the conductor, deciding when to pick up and drop off passengers and cargo. As with other Toca Boca apps, kids are meant to explore what they can do on their own, so there’s little instruction. The app comes with a short and sweet parent info section that includes discussion topics.
What's it about?
In TOCA TRAIN, kids pretend they are the conductor of the train. They can view the train from outside or from inside the conductor’s booth, looking out on the tracks. As the train moves along, kids decide what speed to go and whether or not to stop at each station. There are three stations to pick up passengers and three more for picking up cargo. Kids decide when and where to drop off and pick up passengers and cargo. They also get to pull the whistle!
Is it any good?
Toca Train encourages kids to explore and discover. While the tasks may get a little repetitive for some, kids who love trains and making up scenarios can get a lot of enjoyment out of the simulation. There are some cute touches like the ability to pull the whistle on the train and the fun variety of passengers. Toca Train is like a fun playground where kids explore and play.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: investigation
- Price: $1.99
- Release date: June 23, 2012
- Category: Kids Games
- Topics: Trains
- Size: 27.00 MB
- Publisher: Toca Boca
- Version: 1.0.1
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
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