App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.
Title: Toca Nature
Summary: Create, explore, and enjoy realistic (but G-rated) virtual forests
Pros: Gorgeous graphics and captivating music make this a unique and engaging way to experience the natural world -- virtually.
Cons: Representation and interactions with nature are not completely realistic in this kid-friendly virtual version.
Bottom Line: Virtual world is wonderfully calm, inspiring, and strangely addictive, but the range of its exploration is limited.
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