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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hopster

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.

 
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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.

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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.

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CBeebies Playtime

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

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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.

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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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