Shape Puzzle HD

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Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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The puzzles are fun, but iffy audio ruins word-learning app.

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Kids must have enough coordination to drag a puzzle piece onto the correct shape outline. The app could stand to be a little more forgiving if the shape is a little bit outside the outline. Multi-touch is supported so parents and kids can complete the puzzles together.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that while Shape Puzzle HD strives to be educational, the pronunciation of the words it teaches is too heavily accented to serve as a model for preschoolers. In this app, kids put together simple six-piece puzzles while learning to identify 75 different objects in five themed scenes: jungle animals, supermarket foods, vehicles, kids' room, and underwater animals. There is an iPhone and iPod Touch version available for the same price.

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Combining puzzles and word-learning makes SHAPE PUZZLE HD a fun way for kids to build their vocabularies. After kids complete a puzzle, the name of the object appears and they can tap on it to hear it read aloud. While it's nice that kids can see how objects are spelled, the audio is sub par. Clearly recorded by someone whose first language isn't English, some of the words are mispronounced quite badly. For example, "lion" sounds more like "line," "crocodile" sounds like "clock-dial," and "butterfly" sounds like "butt-fly."

App details

  • Device: iPad
  • Price: $0.99
  • Release date: November 5, 2010
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Newness World
  • Version: 1.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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