"We’ve been using Shapes & Puzzles by Pirate Trio for months and it has yet to be unseated as our favorite first tangrams/pattern block/shape puzzle app. It holds a permanent place of honor in my preschool-taming toolkit and is ALWAYS installed on our iDevices."
-- Apps for Homeschooling

"This app is in the top tier of the many good shape-teaching apps for preschoolers."
-- Common Sense Media

"The hundreds of shape puzzles will keep your kids entertained for hours and days. The colors and graphics are lovely and will catch kids’ attention."
-- I Heart This App

"I found the puzzles to be adorable and I was impressed with how many are included in the app. I watched my two year complete one of the simpler puzzles without any assistance so they’re definitely doable for three year olds."
-- iPhone Mom

Learn to recognize and name shapes, sizes and colours by constructing pre-defined images of vehicles, animals, and lots more.

- 200 imaginative puzzles for the iPad and 180 for the iPhone
- Hours of stimulating play with three fun modes.
- Additional module for toddlers, teaching how to name shapes and colours.
Stretch your imagination!

Shapes & Puzzles by Pirate Trio is an educational application for the iPhone and iPad designed for 3- to 6-year-olds, with an additional training module for 3-year-olds.

The app presents your child with sets of geometrical shapes which they can use to construct pre-defined images of buildings, vehicles, people, animals, plants, tools and lots more.

The additional training module is aimed at teaching toddlers to recognize and name polygons, circles and ovals.

Shapes & Puzzles helps improve your child’s ability to recognize shapes and sizes, and contributes to the refinement of their perceptual skills. They are encouraged to spot geometrical shapes in the surrounding environment, and appreciate the symmetry and asymmetry in architecture and design that they come into contact with every day.

Children from non-English speaking countries can benefit from this game as an English teaching resource, as it contains 150 words and some useful expressions.

Pirate Trio takes children's privacy very seriously:
* we do not collect or share any data
* the app doesn't contain any adds
* the app doesn't contain any in-app purchase
* the app doesn't contain any social media buttons nor social media integration
* the app contains external links to our other apps

What’s New

Version 2.0.3

We have added Privacy Policy and Parental Gate - we always ask for parental permission before allowing children to link out of the app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

kerri75 ,

Just loaded it! My 3 & 5 yo. Boys just love it!

Thanks so much for this fun & educational App! :) Well Done! :)

915_Momma ,

Keeps Em Busy

My 2 year old loves this app.

Derpy Mail ,


I was looking for an app that would help my child learn the names of the different shapes in a fun way. I bought the app because it claims to teach the names. Unfortunately, the voice is in a British accent, making the pronunciations much different than the American way. Some words are different as well. For example, trapeze instead of trapezoid. When playing the puzzles, I wish it would name the shape chosen as additional reinforcement. The app is beautiful otherwise, however for our purposes, my money would have been better spent somewhere else. This app could actually be a detriment to her learning since it doesn't use the words she needs to learn. I wish KinderTown had given us this warning.


Next is Great Sp z o.o.
30 MB

Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2014 Next is Great Sp. z o.o.


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