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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.

    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.

    Devices: 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.

    Devices: Android , 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.

    Devices: 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.

    Devices: Android , iPad


    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.

    Devices: 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.  

    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


    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!

    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


    Award Winning App! Educate and entertain with amazing Voice, Graphics, & Sound!

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    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


    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


    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


    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.

    Devices: iPad