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Toca Life Farm is a free form interactive app that explores the work of farms including; caring for animals, growing crops, cooking with or selling produce or transforming it into products to sell. Suitable for kids 5-8 years (younger kids may need some guidance with functionality and the app may require fine motor coordination skills).
No gambling content found in the levels played
This review of Toca Life Farm was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 14 May 2017.
This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.
|Name of app:||Toca Life Farm|
|Developed by:||Toca Boca AB.|
|Platform reviewed:||Apple App Store|
|Developer's suggested age:||6 - 8.|
|ACCM suggested age:||5+ years.|
|Gambling content advice:||No gambling content found in the levels played|
This review of Toca Life Farm contains the following information:
The game offers 4 interactive locations at the farm – all sections were played twice.
There are four interactive farm locations including a field, barn, house and store. Players tap and move characters and objects to care for animals, harvest crops, cook food in the farmhouse and sell/buy goods at the farm store. Players can also turn raw inputs like milk and cocoa into chocolate milk with the store transformation machine. There are 29 characters to select including disabled and able bodied, younger, older and non-human, all of which can be dressed in different costumes at one of the locations. There are opportunities to discuss the inputs and outputs of a farm including how products are grown, harvested and sold as is/ transformed into products, like cake and bread. The in-app recording feature allows the player to narrate a story and record the actions on screen. The resulting video (up to 2 min) including narration can be saved to the device camera roll.
Children can explore farm life and create their own story using a variety of characters in a range of farm activities. Parents can discuss the cycle of farm activity including planting seeds, harvesting crops, selling produce and transforming it into recognisable products that are sold in stores. Actions are achieved by manipulating characters and objects and fine motor skills and knowledge of sequencing of activities may be required in some areas, such as adding inputs into the food machine.
There is advertising of other Toca Boca apps on the home page, which when clicked take the player to a page advertising Toca Life hospital and a variety of other apps. To remove this in-app advertising and the ability to purchase other apps, parents should disable “Toca News” in the settings area of their device, by clicking on the Toca Farm app.
At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content. If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.
The Tocal Life hospital advert can be viewed by clicking on the advert for it on the app home page. This advert shows a variety of potentially problematic scenes for young children including a character dying in the hospital and another taking a pill and then “floating”. To remove this in-app advertising and the ability to purchase other apps, parents should disable “Toca News” in the settings area of their device.
Nothing of concern.
Toilet humour - The game allows players to feed the animals their own poop and ‘fart’ noises are heard when the character is placed on the toilet.
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