Apps are particularly interactive requiring concentration and use of multiple senses, which makes them excellent tools for distraction.
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In the Night Garden
All the favourite characters from the TV series! Video clips with music and simple tasks such as washing faces. Good for little hands (<2s included): touching the screen makes stars appear. iPad Android
Bubbles that pop when touched, animals move across the screen, first words and songs. Shake the Phone for a rattle noise! And best of all, pressing the home button does not exit this app, so no risk of unauthorised phone calls! iPad
Thomas the Tank Engine
Matching games, painting and jigsaws of all the famous engines. iPad