Best Apps for Babies and Toddlers

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    It is not easy keeping your little one amused for a long time and you can often see their eyes gaze longingly at your phone across the table.

    Thankfully you can now download lots of Apps specifically designed for infant senses.

    Here are some favourites to get them started:

    iBabyPhone - 0-12 months

    Great starter for parents who are worried that their little one might call China for three hours or phone the fire brigade! iBabyPhone puts up a pretend keypad for them to play with as well as lots of other distracting colours, shapes and sounds.

    LEGO® DUPLO® Train - 1-2 years

    Driving the colourful LEGO® DUPLO® Train from station to station is a toddler’s dream. Your child will play the role of the train driver - choosing and loading wagons, building bridges, stopping at crossings, refueling and laying new tracks around pesky rocks.

    CBeebies Playtime! - 1-2 years

    CBeebies favourites, great free games with fun features that your little ones will love. CBeebies Playtime will delight and entertain your children helping them to learn as they

    Sago Mini Doodlecast - 2-3 years

    A unique drawing app that records your voice as you draw. Capture every stroke, word and giggle. Perfect for children ages 2-6. Play back your drawings and share them with friends and family.

    Peekaboo Barn - 2-3 years

    Inside a little bouncing barn, friendly farm animals are waiting to pop out and surprise your little one. Try and guess who they are; tap the doors to find out!

    Dino Puzzle Games - 2-3 years

    A must have for every child who loves Dinosaurs! With bright, joyful colors each puzzle background is unique, depicting different areas: forest, plains, desert, mountains and arctics.

    Sago Mini Road Trip - 2-3 years

    Go for a fun-filled drive with Jinja the cat. Pick a destination, select a vehicle and hit the road. What will Jinja drive today? Choose a sporty racing car, a jumpy jeep or a funny pickle car! Stop along the way to wash and fuel up.

    Zoo Train - 3-5 years

    Zoo Train features 5 different learning games plus sticker rewards for kids 2-5. Awardwinning, kid-tested and lots of fun, Zoo Train lets preschoolers learn as they play!

    Peppa's Paintbox - 3-5 years

    Peppa’s Paintbox is a drawing application designed specially for Peppa fans! It brings
    together traditional drawing tools and some magical surprises that little ones will love. You can draw straight onto canvas or choose a background or character to colour in.

    Gruffalo Games - 3-5 years

    Can you outwit the Gruffalo? Take a stroll through the deep dark wood and put your skills to the test! Play the first games app based on ‘The Gruffalo’, the much-loved children’s picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

    Little Big Foot - 3-5 years

    Spanning 40 pages, Little Big Foot is an original interactive storybook fit for ages three and up. It features hand-drawn illustrations and soothing background music with easy to find interactions on every page, eg children can tap on Little Big Foot to make him blow clouds.

    The Wheels on the Bus - 3-5 years

    This fun App features 10 games, including an interactive sing-along, a colouring page, drawing activities and much, much more.  Children wil love singing along and 'driving' the bus too.  All together now...

    Search for these Apps on your smart phone or tablet - most are completely free.

    Looking for the best gifts for different aged children? Why not take a look at;

    Best Gifts for babies up to 12 months
    Best Gifts for 1 – 2 year olds
    Best Gifts for 2 – 3 year olds
    Best Gifts for 3 – 5 year olds
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