Shape Builder - the Preschool Learning Puzzle Game
By Murtha Design Inc.
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From the creators of the hit iPad app Drawing Pad!
Shape Builder educates & entertains your little one with easy to move shapes that snap into place on top of silhouette puzzles. Each puzzle has 5 to 10 pieces & after positioning all of the pieces, the real image is revealed along with a professional voice recording of the word spoken by a licensed speech therapist that specializes in early child development. Shape Builder encourages cognitive thinking & fine motor skills plus exposes young minds to new music instruments, animals, produce, objects & the alphabet in a fun & engaging format with LOTS of sound effects!
Designed for kids! No menu buttons on the puzzles to get in the way of game play!
Total of 173 puzzles!
30 Music instruments with sound effects
21 Fruits & Vegetables
45 Animals - awesome sound effects!
26 Letters - speech therapist sounds out
each letter in a fun way
20 Numbers - one through twenty!
31 other fun items like Firetruck, Police Officer, Garbage Truck, and Volcano
Random play resets after all puzzles are completed. Kids have so much fun trying to guess what the puzzle will be!
By Darren Murtha & Chris Lott for kids and toddlers in preschool, kindergarden & firstgrade!
App for kids 3 to 6 years old - MANY 2 year olds play this too but you may have to play together at first.
(Perfect for toddlers / preschool / kindergarten / first grade / and 13 year old babysitters with an iPod Touch)
In 2009-2010 previously featured as an Apple Staff Favorite! (July)
and iTunes App Store Essential for Toddlers (October)
MACWORLD "App of the Day"
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
O'REILLY's Book "Best iPhone Apps"
BEAT "Wheels on the Bus" on O'Reilly's APP SMACKDOWN
"Shape Builder earns an edu.Mac.nation daddy score of "A" - Immediately my son was able to locate & move the pieces into position. The audio quality is fantastic, the application is stable, & the variety of puzzle types kept my son engaged & entertained. Together we worked on completing the puzzles & saying out loud what the images were."
Michael (an elementary school teacher) from www.edumacnation.com
"If you’ve got a preschooler then Shape Builder is a great app for your iPhone...This app is great on many levels & a terrific combination of learning & fun."
The iPhone Mom (www.theiphonemom.com)
"A great little jigsaw app for children aged 3 to 5 years."
Daniel Donahoo, Geekdad at wired.com
VIDEO demonstration: www.touchscreenpreschoolgames.com
What's New in Version 1.5
-- Fifteen new puzzles!!! (Bathtub, Birdhouse, Butterfly, Doll House, Dolphin, Garbage Truck, Gingerbread Cookies, Gingerbread House, Hot Air Balloon, Kitten, Lawnmower, Merry Go Round, Monkey, Rabbit, and Volcano)
-- Fixed an audio bug
-- Added parental gate limiting access outside of app
Fantastic application for our little guy!
We were leery of downloading an application for our 2 1/2 year old but boy were we wrong! ShapeBuilder is the perfect application for our son when we are waiting in a doctor's office or restaurant. Plus we love to sit on the couch together as a family and go through 10 or 20 puzzles, he simply loves it. The puzzles are challenging but simple enough that a child under 3 can figure them out. The graphics are vibrant and an excellent mix of animals, people, objects and more. And most importantly, the sounds are superb! The payoff for completing a puzzle correctly, the reading of the word and a fun sound that accompanies it, which our son loves. Overall, we highly recommend Shape Builder. There isn't a better $.99 you can spend on iTunes if you are a parent. Enjoy!
This is a great puzzle for my son with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He loves puzzles but does not have the fine motor skills to manipulate pieces and this is perfect for him. The pieces snap into place easily. He can be independent in this puzzle and it's one of his favorites. I should say that he is 21 years old but this is his skill and interest level.
The only thing that we would like is more puzzles like this.
I have a 20 month old boy and he loves this app. It is easy for him to use and he really likes the sounds and pictures. It's great that he is learning the names for all the letters and has fun with it. Highly recommend this app. It's worth the 99 cents to get the full version.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Oct 29, 2013
- Version: 1.5
- Size: 88.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Murtha Design Inc.
- © 2010 Murtha Design Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.