From the creators of the hit, award winning, iPad app Drawing Pad!
ShapeBuilder 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. ShapeBuilder 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 babysitters)

In 2009-2010 previously featured as an Apple Staff Favorite! (July)
and iTunes App Store Essential for Toddlers (October)


MACWORLD "App of the Day"




O'REILLY's Book "Best iPhone Apps"

BEAT "Wheels on the Bus" on O'Reilly's APP SMACKDOWN

"ShapeBuilder 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

"If you’ve got a preschooler then ShapeBuilder is a great app for your iPhone...This app is great on many levels & a terrific combination of learning & fun."
The iPhone Mom (

"A great little jigsaw app for children aged 3 to 5 years."
Daniel Donahoo, Geekdad at

What's New

Version 2.0

Supports iOS 11! You may have seen the message "The developer of this app needs to update it to work with iOS 11" ...ShapeBuilder now works on iOS 11

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

3-Year Old Totally Wrapped!


Fantastic. Appears to fit exactly the level of a just-turned 3-year old. Ours keeps going constantly for an hour each time. Learned new words too.

I've created a monster ...


My daughter (3 and a half) loooooves this, with the result that "I do puzzles pleeeeease" has become a very common refrain in our house. She'll sit playing it for as long as I'll let her - which can be very helpful at times ;-) She rapidly showed marked improvements in identifying the silhouettes, identifying which puzzle bit goes where, and developing the control to use the touch-screen effectively: all good skills. In short, I would recommend this app highly to anyone not too afraid to let their toddler play with their iPhone O_O

... Make sure though that you have (a) a good case, and (b) a good screen protector ;-)

Thoroughly engaging!


Little Miss Two has been a puzzle fiend since forever, and she loves this iPad app because its always different. I hear her exclaim with excitement at the lovely surprises when it's a picture she wasn't expecting, hear her say things like 'sheep' when she recognises the outline and she plays this game for way longer than a two year old is supposed to have an attention span of!

Recommended for sure! Not only for littlies either, must say I love playing it too :p


Murtha Design Inc.
102.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010 Murtha Design Inc. and Christopher Lott


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