Busy Shapes

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  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Highly Recommended

  • Busy Shapes
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  • Last modified: March 5, 2014
  • Quality
    Editor: 100%
  • Education
    Editor: 90%
  • Entertainment
    Editor: N/A%
  • Value
    Editor: 90%
  • Child Friendly
    Editor: 100%

Review Summary:

Busy Shapes is full of great graphics and sound effects that will keep children engaged as they practice their problem solving skills.

App Info

Price: $1.99
AppStore User Rating:

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Overview

Busy Shapes is a great early learning app that allows children to practice their problem solving skills by dragging and dropping various shapes, colors, and items into their designated hole. As players move through the app, they are met with obstacles of increasing difficulty that create a challenging, yet engaging environment for children as they learn. Great for children of all ages, this app will encourage players to use their logic and problem solving skills to determine how to complete each activity without a any instruction or direction.

Features include:

  • 38 Levels
  • Great graphics
  • Multiple profile option

Quality

Busy Shapes includes a lot of wonderful graphics that will keep children engaged as they play. Each task is set up with a brightly colored background that resembles various materials. For instance, children may be dragging items on wool, grass, wood, metal, etc. as they play. What I love about this is that it keeps a somewhat simple app quite interesting. The developers have also included some fun sound effects that go along with the great visuals so children can hear various sounds such as metal on metal as they drag items across the screen. Another thing I like about the app is that each activity transforms quickly to the next, so children aren’t stuck waiting for the next obstacle or level to appear. This also helps to keep children engaged.

This app is also very easy to use as it doesn’t require a ton of instruction or assistance from parents. Considering the idea is to use problem solving skills to drag the appropriate objects without providing specific instructions, the app is quite easy to use.

Education

This app is great for children to play as it encourages them to use their problem solving skills without any instruction at all. Each activity is set up with a colorful background, a hole (or several holes), and an item (or several depending on the level). Children must then drag and drop the appropriate item into the hole based on it’s size, shape, color, etc. I also love that there are 38 levels to complete with each building on the last so children get progressive practice at more challenging tasks.

Some of the more challenging tasks include avoiding a sticky puddle to more effectively drag the item to the hole. There are also levels where children have many objects to decipher through to find the correct one. This type of challenging app is great for children and the various colors and backgrounds that are used really help to keep children engaged.

Entertainment

Not rated for entertainment

Value

For a limited time only, Busy Shapes will be priced at just under two dollars which is a really great deal. This app is not only going to provide great practice with problem solving type skills, but it offers 38 levels for children to move through along with the opportunity to create multiple profiles. While there aren’t specific ‘entertainment’ features of the app, the background, colors, and sound effects make for an engaging educational app. Definitely worth the price!

Child Friendliness

Easy to use and safe too, Busy Shapes is great for children of all ages. The simple drag and drop functioning doesn’t require any instruction or assistance from parents and is a great way for children to explore each activity. Parents can rest assured knowing the parent tab is protected so children can play on their own without worry they will get into some area they shouldn’t be. Overall, this app is great even for young users.

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