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What Bloggers are saying-
"A really nice little puzzler for kids, and highly worthy of its $2 asking price"- iLounge
‘If you think the educational component of pre-school apps is a little lightweight, Shape-O! will make you reconsider.’- babyology.com.au
‘Interested in a fun puzzle app to entertain your little ones on your iPad? If so, Shape-O! ABC’s is a perfect choice.’ – padgadget.com
"Kids love it. My Kids Absolutely Love Playing with it"-Apps for Children With Special Needs
"Getting right to the point: Shape-O ABCs is a remarkable app. Everything made accordingly, real nice illustrations, colors, music, voice. All that for less than 2 bucks. A TOTAL no brainer for pre-schooler parents. Just go ahead and get it!"- Apps 4 Kids
"Five Stars!"- Common Sense Media
"Simply Stated: I love, love, love this app for my children! It is wonderfully designed and a great way to encourage learning through play!"- Now What Baby Blog
"A recipe for Pre-school Bliss"- My Appinions
*** Shape-O! has been chosen for Apple's "Apps to Learn Reading", "New & Noteworthy","What's Hot" & "Staff Picks"section.
*** Shape-O! has been chosen as one of the top 10 kids apps of all time by Apps4Kids.
*** Shape-O! is a top 5 best seller in 20 countries wordwide!
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Creative, independent learning brought to the iPad.
Shape-O! ABC's is an activity for preschool age kids that encourages "learning by doing" by integrating puzzles, shapes, words, colors and sounds. It features over 100 inventive shape-puzzles and was developed in consultation with a PhD level education specialist.
★ Over 100 images
Geometric shapes are pieced together to form images including animals, plants, transportation, faces and foods.
★ Alphabet & spelling
Letters are used as puzzle pieces to form words, helping with letter recognition and spelling. Friendly voiceovers demonstrate pronunciation, and parents can adjust the difficulty to the unique abilities of their child.
★ 8 color palettes
The rainbow button allows kids to rotate through colors expressing a variety of moods and tonal ranges inspired by natural and imaginary worlds. The simple screen designs incorporate warm textures of wood and craft papers.
★ Real instrumental sounds
A local composer created the melodious sound effects and background music. Kids will identify the real-world instruments, and parents will appreciate the simplicity of the tones.
★ Positive feedback
When a shape puzzle is completed successfully, children are rewarded with a triumphant "congratulations" sound, word and graphic. The aural and visual encouragement rewards the value of their effort and inspires continued play.
★ Thoughtful design
Shape-O! ABC's strikes a balance between entertaining and challenging kids. The large, colorful buttons are designed for small fingers, and the simple icons are easily remembered for independent play.
★ We're kids at heart
At Bellamon everything we do is designed for and tested by small people with big imaginations. We are inspired by the uniqueness and ingenuity of kids, and believe they deserve products that apply the highest quality of interaction design. This is why we use all custom graphics and sounds, and why we consult with a PhD level education specialist when developing new apps. Bellamon is a group of interactive experts (who also happen to be parents) dedicated to creating apps full of heart and imagination for kids everywhere.
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What's New in Version 1.3
❤ Updated with new graphics and optimized for iPad Retina!
❤ Minor stability updates.
The idea for this app is cool, but they claim that they made it with little fingers in mind. This is not true. This app does not support multi-touch, meaning that when any part of my 17 month-old's hands are touching the screen in any area, he can not move the puzzle piece at all. As you can imagine, this causes extreme frustration and annoyance, and before I can stop him, he is bashing my iPad on the floor.
I emailed the developer over a month ago to ask them to incorporate multi-touch (like every good educational kids' app does) and they didn't even so much as respond to my email. I had no choice but to write this review and warn you to steer clear from this app. Check out Endless Alphabet instead. Same concept, better implementation, more educational, and most importantly, multi-touch capable.
Great Puzzle Learning App
If you are looking for an app that promotes both hand/eye coordination as well as word recognition, this is the app for you.
The graphics, design and music, are all very pleasing to the eyes and ears. The puzzles are more challenging than what I've found in similar apps. That's a good thing because I believe they will hold the child's interest longer. The app also helps to introduce new written words which is most helpful to new readers.
I definitely recommend this app.
My 3 year old has really loved this app. She loves being able to choose a puzzle and change the color - usually to pink. I really have no complaints abound this app, but I have 2 ideas that might be convenient.
With my 3-year old we're doing a Letter of the Week. We'll play this game and I'll have her look through the puzzles for one that starts with our weekly letter. It would be nice if I could either puzzles that start with a specific letter (I.e "D")- that way she could see all the puzzles that start "D" and we wouldn't have to search through all the puzzles to find them.
Also, it would be cool if for older kids, there was a way to force them to put in the letter pieces in order. This would help with word recognition and getting used to spelling.
Overall, love this app!! Highly recommended.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jan 24, 2013
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 88.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Bellamon
- © 2011 Bellamon LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.