App-y Day: Toca Train

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toca train!

All are bored? Then all aboard.

Toca Train, an iPhone, iPod, and iPad app for the preschool set, gives kids the conductor’s seat in a virtual train. They’re destined for fun as they simulate a drive through colorful illustrated scenes — changing speed, winding through tunnels, and blowing a whistle along the way.

The app keeps problem-solving skills on track as players choose to pick up and drop off passengers or load up cargo (crates of fruit, burlap sacks). Swipe and pinch a lever for engaging new camera angles.

Talk about a thrill ride.

Available at itunes.apple.com, $2.

Photo: Courtesy of Toca Boca