Parents' Guide to

Busy Shapes & Colors

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Smart sorting series adds colorful layer.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

this app is good if you want your kid to be good for 5 hours

My classroom said AY TO THE SHAPES

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Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This game is proof that kids don't need empty bells and whistles to learn; they need quality content presented in a clear way. Busy Shapes & Colors is a puzzle game geared toward really young kids, but it uses commonly known education techniques to help little ones remember. For example, instead of shooting off fireworks after a correct answer, the game says the answer out loud, helping kids gain both a visual and audio understanding. With the exception of some silly animated penguin videos, there are no distractions. It's a refreshing nod to the days where kids could just sort shapes into a wooden or plastic frame and not expect a song and dance to let them know they got it right; the passing of the shape is the reward. The fact that parents can track their kids' progress is just the cherry on top.

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