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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.

    The ever-popular genre of mini-games for pre-school and early learners now has the excellent Kiddopia added to it. High-quality graphics and sound combine with well- designed learning games to teach and entertain your young children.

    Platforms: Android iPhone iPad


    Preschool & Kindergarten Games is an interactive educational app for preschool and kindergarten children (ages 4+). The application provides 24 educational games that support all areas of the curriculum including shapes, colours, counting, puzzles, spelling, vowels and consonants and so much more. The application is free from in-app adverts and is available on the iOS platform and Android platforms. The application supports in-app purchases for further content and games. This application is a US format and supports the Common Core State Standards but is also suitable for a UK based curriculum.

    Platforms: Android iPhone iPad


    The software ‘Baby Games: Knowledge park’ is an exciting educational learning app suitable for boys and girls aged 1 year and above. The app features four exciting themed zones that focus on Numbers, Colouring, Letters and shapes. Each zone provides a variety of educational, fun and engaging games that are child-friendly and beautifully presented. The application is free from in-app adverts and offers in-app purchases for further levels. 

    Platforms: Android iPhone iPad


    Coco - Educational Games is one of the best educational games for kids and an easy to use educational games program, featuring multiple brain trainer activities such as children’s puzzle, children’s math games featuring mental math and memory games for children. Suitable for children from 5 to 10 years the application is subscription based on several levels from institutional subscriptions to individual subscriptions over various lengths of time. The application has in-app purchases relating to the content but is free from in-app adverts. The application is available in two languages English and French. The application works without a constant wi-fi connection.

    Platforms: Android iPhone iPad


    In this polar-themed app, children help Ruffy the Husky assemble his broken pictures.  As they play, they learn the names of each letter, number, and a variety of shapes.  Success is rewarded with a selection of fun animations.

    Platforms: iPhone iPad


    Little Robot Shapes and Colors is a beautifully designed collection of games designed to help young children develop shape and colour matching skills.  It provides an unpressured environment and a calm play experience that children will enjoy using to learn.

    Platforms: iPhone iPad


    Versatile is one word to describe the ABCya learning games included in this app.  They work  across every mainstream device, they cover multiple educational topics, and deliver a broad range of game styles to test and develop children's learning.  Excellent would be another word.

    Platforms: Android iPhone iPad


    Funexpected Math is an attractive app that uses mini-games to develop and consolidate children's maths skills.  Its detailed descriptions of curriculum objectives met, imaginative games, and growing content make it an app subscription worth considering.

    Platforms: iPhone iPad


    Komodo is designed to build and consolidate maths knowledge for children aged from 5 to 11. A maths teacher sets up each user's baseline in the app and parents define the rewards. Children then engage in little-and-often practice to raise their maths knowledge and skill.

    Platforms: Android iPhone iPad Web


    Smart baby is an educational game for the early development of children from two years old plus. The game has six learning games for pre-schoolers with a combination of letters, numbers, shapes and colours. The app claims to develop the child’s logic, attention, memory and fine motor skills.

    Platforms: iPhone iPad


    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.  

    Platforms: iPhone 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.

    Platforms: Android iPhone iPad


    This app is a great iOS app that will help students understand geometry for Key Stage 3.  Students can learn and explore different types of three dimensional solids including prisms, pyramids, Platonic solids and solids of revolution.  Users can pick and choose from up to 27 unique shapes and unfold them into different net combinations. Each shape works beautifully with the option to highlight the vertices and edges of a prism or colour selected elements of a pyramid.  Shapes – 3D Geometry Learning is easy to navigate and uses simple gesture control to zoom and rotate shapes in any direction. A stunning app!

    Platforms: Android iPhone 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.

    Platforms: iPhone iPad


    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.

    Platforms: 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. 

    Platforms: Android


    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!

    Platforms: Android


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

    Platforms: Android


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    Platforms: 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. 

    Platforms: iPhone 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.

    Platforms: Android iPhone iPad


    Babies are encouraged to learn about shapes and colors through interactions with engaging animations, sounds and sing along songs! Baby can tap or tilt the screen to set a learning world in motion! Designed for babies 6 months & up.

    Platforms: iPhone iPad


    Busy Shapes 2 is a breathtaking 3D puzzle game designed for kids 4-8! This app takes Edoki Academy's award winning exploratory playground, Busy Shapes, to new heights. With 100+ 3D levels that teach your children about visual perspectives, coordination, agility and critical thinking it's sure to dazzle their senses!

    Platforms: Android iPhone iPad