I’m so excited to end this first season of the App Fairy podcast with an interview featuring children’s app giant, Toca Boca. I have loved their creations since my very first exploration into the world of children’s apps. With quirky illustrations, open-ended play, sense of humor, and deeply thoughtful respect for children’s play, Toca Boca is probably one of the most well-known app makers for kids.
For this episode, I had the opportunity to speak with both Caroline Ingeborn, the current president and COO, and with Petter Karlsson, one of Toca Boca’s Play Designers. Listen to the episode to find out how they weave the Toca Boca philosophy throughout their entire process to create apps that kids truly want to play.
After listening to the episode, be sure to visit the App Fairy website to see photos of Caroline and Petter and their fun working environment. You’ll also find free Toca Boca printables! Finally, please also take a moment to complete the brief App Fairy survey to help us evaluate possibilities for future seasons of the podcast.
Carissa Christner works as a Youth Services Librarian in Madison, Wisconsin which she likes much better than her first job in high school, working at a theme park. She and her two young children love to test out new apps together, read books and go for walks in the woods. She blogs about her library adventures at librarymakers.blogspot.com. Check out the App Fairy website and follow along on Twitter at @appfairy.