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Shape Puzzle HD

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

The puzzles are fun, but iffy audio ruins word-learning app.

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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
  • Release date: November 5, 2010
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Newness World
  • Version: 1.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 23, 2016

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