***Children's Technology Review Editor’s Choice***
***Winner of a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor***

In this bestselling app, kids help Curious George rebuild his toys while matching shapes and colors. Now introducing a brand new toy in the toy box, Curious About Shapes and Colors is better than ever!

Each of George's six toys features games and puzzles that kids play in order to create an interactive toy. Every toy takes them into a magical world in Curious George’s toy box where they can play as long as they’d like!

-Children play entertaining games and puzzles that introduce them to shapes and colors through matching, sorting, creating patterns and constructing big shapes from smaller shapes.
-Kids build toys such as a robot, train, castle and rocket ship
-Interactive games allow for free play while also keeping an educational element

-Encourages math skills through comparing, sorting, identifying different sizes and reproducing patterns
-Tracing, tapping and dragging strengthen fine motor skills
-Kids interact with shapes such as triangles, squares, circles, diamonds, rectangles, and more!

-Narration and guidance from The Man With The Yellow Hat
-Perfect for toddlers and kids in prek, this app features games that increase with difficulty to keep children engaged and excited.
-No in-app purchases
-No third-party advertising

What's New

Version 1.4

Bug fixes and minor improvements

Ratings and Reviews

A little advanced for my two year old, but he loves it anyway!


This is a fabulous app for my two year old son and I to play together. There are several different puzzles, each with a number of tasks to complete that result in the creation of a fun animated toy that you can play a mini game with. Some of the fine motor control skills and pretty much all of the mini games are a little beyond my son right now, but he loves the matching games and he will just sit and watch the intro video over and over at this point lol It's definitely a game he can love now and grow into, which IMO is a great buy! The animation and voice acting are top notch and very reminiscent of the original books, while still being relatable to the newer show. All in all, a very well made app!

Short and buggy

Kid Rock C

The pattern & color matching part of the game is too simple for even a three-year old, but the game controls of some of the mini games are too finicky. That'd be fine if the app wouldn't crash every time one leaves one of the five boxes to get back to the main menu. For us, the app also crashed after completing the fourth box before being able to enter the mini game. I rebooted the iPad and stopped all other apps to see if that would make a difference, but it didn't.

Even if there were no bugs, the other Curious George games are a much better investment, since this one is super short and has very limited replay value.



This is the first ipad app that I have found for our 4 year old that actually holds her interest and that I feel is truly educational. The man in the yellow hat provides just enough guidance to get my little one started, but enough of a challenge that learning can take place. The graphics, music, and short video are all well done, and unlike another review incorrectly stated - there are no in app purchases to mess with. I would highly recommend this app for any parent looking to teach shapes, colors, logic, and fine motor skills.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
302.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
2015 © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


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