Teacher Review For Toca Tea Party

Fun but not sure classroom-appropriate

Sarah M.
Technology coordinator
Chapel Hill High School
Tyler, TX
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
How I Use It
In car rides with my own kids.
My Take
While I love this app for my own kids, I think it would replace physical creative play in the classroom. This app gives kids a passive, stationary way to do a tea party, while a little kitchen station with a cheap plastic tea set, bandanas for napkins, and dolls would give them a chance to work on motor skills, spatial relationships, and social and linguistic skills, and probably interpersonal relations as well. Fun app, but not even remotely appropriate for classroom time.