Tiggly Safari

Tiggly Safari is a fun learning experience for your children to learn about shapes.

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What is it

Tiggly Safari can be used with or without Tiggly Shapes (sold separately). 

In Tiggly Safari, children use their Tiggly Shapes or (if you don’t have these) choose from the shapes on screen to construct friendly animals from the jungle, farm, and sea. Tiggly Safari is an excellent learning experience for your children to learn about shapes (circle, square, triangle and star) and to improve their spatial thinking.
Each level of the game is designed based on what we know about children’s spatial cognition development. In the first level, children match shapes with what they see on the screen and create simple animals out of single shapes. As the levels proceed, children are challenged to create more complex animals with combinations of shapes, recognize and match basic shapes in various orientations, and practice their hand-eye coordination by catching moving objects— all while being amazed by the cute animals they are creating!

This app also includes a bilingual mode to allow children to learn 2 languages while they play!

 

What our team of testers said

"Star.. [selects star shape and places it on screen]...look, Chicken!" - Girl aged 2

"My daughter has learnt her shapes with this - she was really quick to find the right one and says 'circle' or whatever too now" - Mother of child age 21 months

Skills Developed

  • Learning to recognise and name shapes
  • Learning shapes and animal names in a foreign language
  • Encourages speaking skills in toddlers

What our experts think

A fabulous app for toddlers – it was amazing to see children as young as 18 months learning to recognise their shapes through using this app. This is one of very few on our site that received 5 star ratings in all areas – we were very impressed. Some of our little testers actually learnt to say several shape and animal names through using this app. The new bilingual mode is fabulous to encourage learning a few words in a foreign language, and may help children continue to hear the differences in pronunciation that are otherwise lost as we grow older, making it easier for them to learn languages later. The written shape names and animal names on screen also encourage learning to read for older children. The children really enjoyed this app and came back to it again and again. As there are no in-app purchases or adverts this is a nice safe app for your toddlers.
This is an app we would strongly recommend to younger users, with or without the Tiggly Shapes.

It would be even better if...

We can’t think of any changes we’d like to see in this app but we would suggest that all users try the new bilingual mode – it adds a new dimension of learning.

Features

  • Brands: Tiggly
  • Key Features:
    • No 3rd party adverts
    • No in-app purchasing
    • No internet access required for core features
    • Interacts with a toy
  • Interacts with a toy:
  • Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
  • Languages available: American English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese
  • Apple version: iPad
    iOS 5.0 or later
  • Android version: Android 3.0 and up
  • App Types: Educational Apps
  • Types of skills developed: Animals & Sealife
    Art & design
    Cognitive
    Colour, shape and pattern recognition
    Creativity
    Foreign languages
    Learning to read
    Learning to talk
    Speech, language and communication skills
    Understanding the world

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