What is it
The app involves a series of puzzles requiring the child to move the shapes into the proper holes. This requires the child to recognise features like the size, shape and colour of the object. The further your child progresses through the levels. the more increasingly difficult the puzzles become, ensuring that your child challenges themselves to progress through the levels and gain a better understanding of shapes.
There are a range of different objects, sounds and colours, which keeps children interested and engaged. Busy Shapes also responds to each child’s actions with positive guidance and motivation, and never with discouragement.
What our team of testers said
"Goes there" (smiles when she correctly drags the shape to the right hole) - Girl, aged 22 months
"We didn't think she knew colours but she's choosing the right hole" - Adult observing 21 month old girl
- Develops shape and colour recognition
- Helps children understanding size comparison
- Encourages fine motor skills to accurately drag to the required hole
What our experts think
Such a brilliant app for toddlers and beyond to support cognitive development, including shape, size and colour matching. We love how subtly this app helps children when they get stuck and all the extra tips this app gives such as suggested play durations of 10 minutes and use of guided access mode. It also gets progressively difficult ensuring children stay interested and continue to be challenges. It remembers where you got to and even tells parents what the child has learnt within the well-gated parents area. This app is also great for 18 – 24 month olds to help develop their ability to accurately drag a shape to the right hole.
Toddlers really engaged and enjoyed with this app and it was clear how well they improved.
- Brands: Edoki Academy
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Special Needs Autistic children
- Languages available:
- Appropriate child restricted areas? Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Apple version: iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 7.0 or later
- App Types: Educational Apps
- Types of skills developed:
Categorisation & comparison
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Physical & motor skills
Space and measure
Visit their website or follow them on
Chosen as our App Developer of the Month for January 2015 we are strong ambassadors of this brand that consistently launches high quality educational yet fun apps for children.