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Apps for Learning Shapes

These apps help children learn the names and properties of 2D and 3D shapes. They also cover the concepts of symmetry and co-ordinates. Maths apps provide children with valuable practise and reinforce learning in a fun way either in the home or classroom.

    RelationShapes is an application available on iOS and android platforms and is designed to develop young children’s visual-spatial reasoning and creative problem solving through open ended play. The app offers two interrelated areas of play and replay: Match It – Exploration and discovery has free reign as children manipulate abstract and figurative shape combinations to make a match – any way they choose! Picture It – Creativity and delight abound as children use their imagination to personalize their shape pictures with vivid accessories and backgrounds that add humor and context. The app is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases.  

    Devices: iPad

    The Highlights Shapes app helps children learn shapes and colours through a fun and engaging way. Children are asked to follow the mysterious journey of a fox in the jungle, the sea and the outer space. The fox can only progress her journey if children solve specific puzzles by matching, sorting and categorising shapes and colours. The app becomes progressively more difficult helping children to enhance their skills and accommodate the learning needs of children with a diverse set of skills.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Dragon Shapes is an app that will help your child discover and improve their ability to recognise and name different geometrical shapes and develop spatial visualisation abilities. It all starts with a story about a friendly dragon that lived in a village but then got lost. With the scales he left behind you will have to build geometric shapes that will help you to rescue and return the dragon to the people. The fun activities are organised into four learning levels and are suitable for ages 6-10. Dragon Shapes is a great app to introduce and learn geometry figures and it receives a 5 star EAS Certification and the EAS Recommended Status.

    Devices: iPad

    Tap Shapes is an addicting quick reaction game, based on shapes that change constantly. Two different game modes: normal game (where figures change faster each level) and time attack!

    Devices: Android

    A hands-on, real-life way for kids to learn shapes using real-life objects.

    Devices: Android

    KIZ Wood Shapes is based on the traditional wooden toy, which encourages children to drag shapes into the correct holes. It is a colourful and simple app, which can be used to help children gain familiarity with shapes and practise recognising them. 

    Devices: Android

    Cyberchase Shape Quest is a free app from the PBS network in America and is related to one of their animated series.  The series follows a group of children who help “Mother Board” protect cyber space from “The Hacker”.  The game, however is only loosely related to this narrative but instead focuses on understanding of shape and angles.  The app consists of three games that each cover different areas of shape and angle and is suitable for a range of abilities. The games begin at quite an easy level but progresses to some quite challenging concepts and skills.  The first of the three is an engaging augmented reality game where children need to use a range of shapes to patch holes in a path.  There is also a hide and seek game that tests children’s understanding of shape names and their properties. The final game could be used to look at angles but seem to have less direct educational value than the first two.

    Devices: Android

    Busy Shapes is a digital playground filled with geometric shapes and corresponding holes invites exploration by the toddlers to support cognitive development, including shape, size and color matching. It cleverly sets forth logical thinking challenges that get progressively harder. 

    Devices: iPad

    Dino Tim is a gamified approach to teaching counting skills. A superhero dinosaur and a good witch work together to defeat the bad guys by exploring shapes, numbers and colors with a big side of fun gameplay that will also hone fine motor skills.

    Devices: Android , iPad