Curious About Shapes and Colors
By Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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***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 in Version 1.3
Whats new? A free gift for you from George! Upgrade today for a brand new toy to put together and enjoy. Hint . . . it ROARS!
Not a good value. There are plenty of free and less expensive apps that offer this type of gameplay. This app is just riding on the popularity of the Curious George phenomenon.
The artwork and voices also are not consistent with the other Curious George media out there, it's as if this was produced by a stay at home dad with nothing better to do.
My 25 month old solved all of the puzzles within the first 15 minutes of play.
The only silver lining to this app is that after the child "assembles" a character by means of an unoriginal matching shapes exercise, they are rewarded by being able to interact with the character in fun ways.
Best Toddler App!
My two year old loves this app! I agree with the latest review that the narration is educational. Only one of the levels has tracing shapes which is still difficult for her. She also loves the games you can play after the puzzle is finished. Lots of thought put into this app. For instance, being able to feed the dinosaur a piece of meat! Very cute app! We love the update that included a new puzzle. Keep em coming!
Solid kids' app!
Well done, with a variety of activities -- and very good production values.
Only one really annoying problem: the 'back to menu' button in the upper-left corner gets bumped by my toddler's finger ALL THE TIME simply by the way he holds the phone. He gets halfway thru a level and it suddenly kicks him out. Two recommendations: move the button, and/or display a confirmation before returning to the menu.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 05, 2013
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 306 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- 2015 © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.