over the last year, if you’ve caught my series of posts about our favorite apps for kids, you’ve probably noticed that Toca Boca apps always make the list. we seriously think they are some of the best! (the Toca Band theme song is still one of my favorite songs to sing throughout the day!) while like most parents, we try to keep screen time to a minimum with our kids, we’ve learned that in moderation, many apps on the iPad can be a wonderful tool for our kids to learn by, and an incredible save during travel for us especially.
one of the things josh and i love most about the Toca Boca apps, is how they encourage learning through play. they have a new app called Toca Blocks where little ones can construct their own unique worlds with blocks that are different colors, textures and materials. they have fun little creatures too! it’s all about exploring all the things you can do and creating and using your imagination to the fullest, and that is something i am always behind.
we also know that online interaction can’t replace good old fashioned human interaction. we always use the apps ourselves first and often play and learn alongside our kids when they are using a device. we use the device settings to restrict usage and love talking with them about what they did and made and then relating it back to our real world experiences, something Toca Boca believes in too and focuses on when designing their apps.
during our road trip up to vermont and back last week (6 hours one way in the car! if anyone is curious if that is an adventure with kiddos, i can assure you, IT IS!) we gave the new Toca Blocks app a go! (giveaway details at the end of this post!)
even whoie, eleanor’s little owl friend who has not left her side lately, was into Toca Blocks. ;)
to enter to win the iPad mini + the full collection Toca Boca apps, please comment below with your child’s favorite thing to build or create with blocks and follow Toca Boca on at least one of their social media channels! extra entries are allowed for following Toca Boca additional social media channels (they’re on instagram, facebook, twitter and youtube). we are using the little widget below to track entries.
you must be 18 years old to enter, and will be contacted directly once the giveaway closes, january 27th 11:59pm ET. make sure to have a valid email address! Toca Boca has decided to keep the giveaway exclusive to participants in the US so they can include the entire Toca Boca app suite on the iPad.