Gurgle's round up of top apps for tots top-apps-for-tots-280

In this digital age where tiny tots can teach you a thing or two, we get the help of tech-savvy dad Tom Dunmore to round up some of the best apps around for toddlers today

We now live in a world where broadband internet is regarded as a utility just like water and electricity, touchscreen devices have become our windows onto a brave new digital world, and many would agree, our tots are leading the way.

Nighty Night

iOS, Android; £1.99
A delightful bedtime story that involves turning out the lights for a gang of beautifully animated farmyard animals.


Toca Pet Doctor

iOS, 69p; Android, £1.99
Tots of two and up will love playing a vet with a waiting room full of super-cute sick animals that can be cured by completing simple mini-games.


Little Fox Music Box

iOS, £1.99; Android, £2.99
Interactive versions of London Bridge is Falling Down and Old MacDonald Had a Farm, plus an animal-driven music studio for budding composers.



iOS, £3.99 per month
Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video have a good range of kids' TV, but Hopster is dedicated to pre-schoolers.


Toca Hair Salon 2

iOS, Android, £1.99
Snap a picture of your toddler's face and then let them style, dye and maybe even shave off the hair on top of their own animated face.


Talking Tom Cat

iOS, Android, Windows, free
With cute characters that repeat things in a silly voice, and respond to prods and pokes. Endless fun for tots, agony for parents.


CBeebies Playtime

iOS, Android, Windows, free
High-quality educational games themed on the BBC's top shows for pre-schoolers, including Alphablocks and Swashbuckle.


Me Books

iOS, Android, free
A library of kids' classics plus newbies such as Peppa Pig and Elmer, with fun narration by the likes of Adam Buxton and Richard E Grant.


ABC Wildlife

iOS, £1.99
A huge gallery of animal photos and simple games that help teach the alphabet. You'll need an internet connection to watch the cute YouTube videos.


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