Tiggly apps

Manipulating physical objects is essential to early childhood development — yes, even when the kids in question are using digital apps. So goes the mantra of Tiggly, the makers of interactive toys for tablets — including Shapes for toddlers and math-focused Counts for ages 3 to 6. Minnesota Parent’s 6-year-old toy tester tried both sets with Tiggly’s latest free apps and gave the entire experience an “Awesome!” rating. Shopping local? You can buy the toys at Pacifier in downtown Minneapolis (pacifier.me). Find the apps at itunes.apple.com. Android versions are coming soon.