Tractor Ted has launched a new app in iTunes for children. Like the firm’s books and DVDs, the app is designed to appeal to youngsters between two and six years old, using real-life footage and photography.

It also encourages children to develop skills such as hand-eye co-ordination, fine motor skills and counting.

The app, which will be available for £1.49 until 21 December, features six sections.

Stickers lets children select a landscape backdrop and create their own story using different farm imagery of animals and farm machinery.

There are five jigsaws of different countryside images with increasing levels of difficulty from Easy Peasy to Expert.

Sounds is an interactive picture sound board.

Children can watch video clips of big machines at work in the fields and read extracts from the books.

There is also a game in which the player can choose a tractor, plough the field, plant seeds, watch these grow when it rains and the sun shines and then harvest them with a combine.

The app was created by two fathers of young Tractor Ted fans Lee Morgan-Geer and Michael Adams of Wap Media.

The app is currently available for use on iPhones and iPads and an Android version is in development.

“Wow – this is amazing,” says three-year-old Cameron Sherriffs. “The best bit is when you harvest your crop with the forage harvester.”

Tractor Ted teaches young children about farming and the countryside using real-life footage and photography through books, DVDs, toys, clothes and live events.

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