Toca Mini , a relatively new app for iPad and iPhone developed by the folks at Toca Boca is currently free (regularly 2.99). Developed for 6-8 year olds, Toca Mini app provides a tools to design a creature with facial parts (eyes, nose, mouth, etc.), hair and put designs on the clothes given pallets of parts and shapes. Users get a 3-D creature that is animated with entertaining gestures, expressions and simple actions.
Here are a few pictures of what’s included in the app:
As a creation app, the camera allows taking a picture of the creation to share or print.
A fun app for young children and a great way to work on body parts! Free today!
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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS
OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments.
A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
We tested this app out yesterday and LOVED it. Great for body part reinforcement but really wonderful as a motivator. I love apps that require steps. Students are very motivated to complete a therapeutic activity or exercise and then use the iPad. Step by step games like this are quick and wonderful. Another great Toca Boca app.
Thank you Margaret for your comment on it’s therapeutic use! Your expert comments are very valuable.