Name: Toy Blast!Image result for Toy Blast app

Age/Developmental Stage: Preschool-Early School Age

Available for these devices: iOS and Android

Cost: Free (in-app purchases available)

Summary:

How about an interactive app that helps with strategy, counting, is safe, free, and easy to use?

Toy Blast is a fun and excellent app for distraction for younger children to solve puzzles and achieve points by completing tasks and goals.

Match two or more blocks of the same color to clear the level and collect the stuck toys. But be careful! It is not that easy to save all the toys while your moves are limited! This allows children who play to develop more strategy and cognition.

Features of this app consist of:

● Stunning graphics and unique gameplay
● All kinds of cutest toys; cars, rockets, dolls, stuffed animals and many more…
● So many levels with exciting puzzles
● Numerous boosters along the way to help Amy; vacuums, drills, buckets, paintbrushes, TNTs, rotors and so on…
● Spectacular rewards and extra bonuses unlocked after levels passed
● Easy and fun to play but challenging to master
● Facebook Leaderboards to compete with your friends and competitors!

It is also important to have other similar apps like this for older children. Versions of this app for older children and adolescents can consist of:

  • Bejeweled Blitz
  • Candy Crush Saga
  • Bubble Shooter

This is an excellent cognitive distraction app! I was addicted in playing myself to write this blog! As a note of caution to parents and Child Life Specialists, it is important to monitor time on apps such as these. They are very stimulating and children may continue to play for long periods of time. It is important to set time limits for apps that are as interactive such as this one. 

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