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Shape-O ABC's

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Colorful mix of shape puzzles and letter/word recognition.

App iPad Paid Education
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Based on 1 parent review

age 3+
Beautiful puzzles - my three year old loves it!

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Shape-O ABC's would be a lovely puzzle app for kids even if all it offered was puzzles. Each image, constructed from geometric shapes, has the attractiveness of those high-quality European wooden playthings from specialty toy stores. They're a pleasure to look at. Plus, kids can choose from many color palettes for each puzzle, adding a bit of creative personalization. Many of the pieces are similar shapes and sizes, but they're tilted or turned in different orientations, which means kids have to make visual distinctions to put the puzzle together. Then, of course, there's the word-building aspect, which adds a nice extra educational layer to the exercise.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : letter or word recognition, naming, spelling, vocabulary, Math : shapes
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : part-whole relationships
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: January 24, 2013
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Bellamon
  • Version: 1.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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