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Highlights™ Shapes - Preschool Learning Puzzles

By Highlights for Children, Inc.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Introduce your preschooler to a vibrant world of colors and shapes that builds math, critical thinking and language skills through play!

Accompanied by a friendly fox - and other animal buddies along the way - young children will learn and practice matching, sorting and categorizing both shapes and colors through imaginative activity-filled worlds. Visit an ancient jungle, the magical deep sea, mysterious outer space and the sweet Arctic! The puzzle games are woven into engaging stories, and the games increase in challenge as you go.

Kids will benefit from:
·      Development of critical thinking and problem solving skills
·      Creativity and curiosity as they explore new worlds of shapes and colors
·      Confidence as they make decisions and advance to new levels
·      Learning key math skills like matching, sorting and classifying by shapes and colors
·      Identifying and naming 11 shapes and 11 colors
·      Development of fine motor skills
·      Security of an ad-free environment

·      3 progressing levels of challenge:
o   Ancient Jungle Puzzle Pack – 4 shapes + 8 colors
o   Magical Underwater Puzzle Pack – 8 shapes + 11 colors
o   Mysterious Space Puzzle Pack – 11 shapes + 11 colors
·      Optional FREE Sweet Arctic Puzzle Pack - 8 shapes + 11 colors
·      Includes audio for 11 shapes and colors
·      Hilarious surprises and delights to engage children along the way
·      Track progress, skip and replay functions
·      3 language options (US English, UK English, Spanish)

This app is fun, creative, confidence building and developmentally appropriate - brought to you by the early childhood experts at Highlights and Italian creative studio Colto.

Highlights Shapes is an ideal first app for kids 3+, and easy for young children to play on their own. It’s playable in English (US + UK) and Spanish.


As children progress through Highlights Shapes, they’ll develop creative thinking and essential problem solving skills, both critical for the start of formal schooling.

Highlights Shapes combines geometric, sorting and matching skills that are crucial for preschoolers to grasp, with the fun of an engaging, age-appropriate game. Children will learn valuable math and vocabulary skills all while having a blast traveling through new and exciting worlds!

In this game, children will foster confidence, creativity and curiosity as they make decisions, build colorful geometric scenes and explore three exciting environments.

As children touch and drag each colorful shape, they’ll develop their fine motor skills.

As they correctly match and sort each object, children will hear their shapes and colors repeated aloud, helping them learn new words and increasing their existing vocabularies.


Highlights for Children
Founded by educators Dr. Garry and Caroline Myers in 1946, Highlights was built on the belief that “Children Are the World’s Most Important People™.” Today, 70 years later, every “Fun with a Purpose™” product is still designed to help children become their best selves: creative, curious, caring and confident.

Colto is creating imaginative and educational mobile play experiences for kids around the world based on original and branded properties. Our Team, made up of a Mum/Teachers and talented Game Designers, Developers and Marketers, strives to develop high quality educational Apps that kids love and parents trust. Our games are ethical, safe and designed to be non addictive for kids.

Required iOS 8.1 onwards

What's New in Version 1.2.2

Minor Improvements


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Customer Reviews

Shapes Shapes Shapes Fox Fox Fox

My daughter is obsessed with this game. I foolishly let her start playing when she was around 18 months old because she seemed interested in our phones. She learned the mechanics quickly and can now solve every level. It's a good, simple educational app game but my daughter is constantly grabbing for my phone saying "Shapes Shapes Shapes, Fox Fox, Fox", it has raised a lot of questions in our house about how much screen time is appropriate and at what age.

Great learning game

I babysit my granddaughter 2-3 days a week while Mom & Dad are at work. She love this game. It was very easy for her to pick up how the game works. This was her first experience with an iPad. I got this when she was 2, she is 3 now and still loves it. She was really excited when the new Xmas game was added to it. It is a very good reinforcement of shapes. She still laughs in the first part when the monkey jar bounces and goes hee hee.

Great game for grands

Our grandchildren really enjoy this game including the 5 yr old, the 2 yr old, and the 1 yr old. I appreciate the calming music and other low key sound effects.

Highlights™ Shapes - Preschool Learning Puzzles
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.2
  • Size: 88.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Italian, Spanish
  • Seller:
Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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