List/Grid Tag Archives: shapes

toca2

Toca Town

Review Excerpt: Toca Town lets you touch, tap and swipe your way through a small town, with five buildings and one park; each offering hidden surprises and a cast of 21 characters. ...
pinsaic

Pinsaic

Review Excerpt: This creativity app proves how a constraint (or limitation) can stimulate creativity. How? It turns your iPad screen into a peg board that can be filled with an endless ...
bebop

BeBop Blox

Review Excerpt: Twelve well designed, musical shape puzzles offer a playful, drag-and-drop building challenge, one shape at a time. The preview feature shows children the outline of ...
busy-shapes

Busy Shapes

Review Excerpt: You can’t fit a round peg in a square hole. But you can have a fun time trying in this responsive set of auto-correcting classification puzzles, which have been ...
jake

Jake’s Never Land Shapes and Patterns

Review Excerpt: This combination ebook/shape app features three didactic shape games that vary in quality but are not well integrated into the story, and a Puppet making activity that ...
ilearn

I Learn With Transportation

Review Excerpt: Featuring animated vehicles designed to deliver child-controlled language exploration in Spanish or English, this app lets children touch and hear the labels for types ...
dance

Wubbzy’s Dance Party

Review Excerpt: Based on “Meet the Wuzzles,” this app lets your child play along with Wubbzy and pals, Daizy, Walden and Widget.  In the story, The Wubb Club is planning ...
petcafe

Sago Mini Pet Cafe

Review Excerpt: Looking for a great first-app for a toddler or preschooler? Three fail-safe activities playfully pull children to a setting where they can discover the first math and ...
cuddle

Cuddle Puzzle – Learn Shapes, Numbers, Music and More

Review Excerpt: This app contains eight jigsaw puzzles arranged by difficulty. Unlike traditional drag and drop puzzles, these start easy, showing a child just three or four parts. ...
chatter

Jim Henson’s Chatter Zoo

Review Excerpt: This app is based on the Jim Henson animated series called Chatter Zoo. There are four baby animals: Franny the cheetah, Bailey the elephant, Pip the wallaby and Lulu ...
shinyparty

Shiny Party

Review Excerpt: Four matching games introduce shapes and visual discrimination in this app featuring two modes of play: story and game. In the story mode, children discover the games ...
playlab

Play Lab

Review Excerpt: This free app is best described as a playground full of interactive toys. The free version of the app includes six games; 12 more are shown in the menu, but are faded. ...
shapes

Curious About Shapes and Colors

Note: Read more about this title, and watch the review, at “A Boring Subject Meets Excellent Design.” Review Excerpt: Children can choose five puzzles that vary in difficulty; ...
drawbug

Happy Draw Bug

Review Excerpt: This is a set of guided drawing lessons that makes it possible to see the lines you are supposed to draw before you draw them. It’s another example of a pedagogy ...
sort

Sort and Stack Toys 3D

Review Excerpt: Jigsaw puzzles apps — where you drag and drop the pieces into place–  abound. But few are designed as well as Sort and Stack Toys 3D. Designed in Romania, ...
mont

Montessori Geometry

Review Excerpt: The app, designed for children from 5 to 10, lets younger children explore shapes, beyond the usual circle, triangle and square. For older children, there are 3D shapes. ...
build

Build and Play 3D – Plane, Train, Robot and More

Review Excerpt: In this app, children snap together nine machines and vehicles by dragging and dropping the various pieces into place. Incorrect answers just fall back to the side; ...
pumpkin

Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, The

Review Excerpt: “One day in the pumpkin patch, the strangest little pumpkin hatched.” And so begins this 16 screen story, about a square pumpkin, who — by the end ...
gazzilishapes

GazziliShapes

Review Excerpt: This structured set of six puzzle challenges provide practice finding and matching the basic shapes. The challenge level varies, for example, to get across a screen, ...
kidsfun

Kids Fun

Review excerpt: The app starts with 10 clearly marked icons, each leading to a set of five or so games. Each has a nature or animal theme. Activities include puzzles, matching, coloring, ...
firefighter

Big Kid Life: Firefighter

Review excerpt: This set of timed maze game challenges is embedded with multiple-choice problems. For example, in order to use a ladder to rescue a kitten, you must “find and ...
Picture 7

Shape-O

Review excerpt: Shape-O is a matching game where you build objects out of shapes, and then spell the word, by dragging and dropping each letter into place. Geometric shapes are pieced ...
jumpstart

Jumpstart Preschool Magic of Learning

Review excerpt: Designed to introduce preschoolers to pre-reading and critical thinking skills, this app contains four activities: Bug Catcher – practice colors, shapes, number ...
Picture 5

Scout’s ABC Garden

Review excerpt: Leapfrog’s second app is designed to introduce upper and lower case letters, and it can embed your child’s name in the dialog. You start by creating a profile ...
diego

Mega Bloks: Diego’s Build & Rescue

Review excerpt: Diego comes to the small Nintendo DS screen, in this one player game. As you explore five different animal habitats, each with three levels, you help the animals find ...
alphie

Alphie

Review excerpt: Drill and practice gets a new face, voice and brain, with this updated edition of one of the first robotic learning toys. Powered by three AA batteries (included) the ...
tangram

My First Tangrams HD

Review Excerpt: Part of the “Learning is Fun” line, this $1.99 app includes 36 tangram puzzles. The idea is that you drag-and-drop the puzzle pieces, scattered on the bottom ...
einstein

My Baby Einstein App

Review Excerpt: Baby Einstein content comes to your mobile device for the first time in this mixture of short video, and do-it-yourself fact screens in which you can record your own ...
fish

Fish School

Review Excerpt: Children explore with their fingertips, in this colorful underwater playground, where a school of quick swimming fish illustrate numerals (up to 20),  the alphabet ...
madera

Madera & Figaro in the Rescue of Ginger

Review Excerpt: This touch-and-explore book for the iPhone/iPod Touch contains 20 pages of surprises, hidden in simple, hand drawn illustrations. In the story, two best friends, a Monkey ...
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