FREE today only – Doodle Critter Math: Shapes, a cute learning game for 3 – 5 year olds. Kids learn six basic shapes (circle, triangle, rectangle, square, pentagon, and hexagon) through creative play. There are six activities (modes) within the app: learn, sort, match, remember, make, and find. In the learn mode, kids learn the names of the shapes and draw them by connecting dots. In the sort mode, kids feed their doodle friends shapes that match. Then they match shapes to real objects in the match mode. In the remember mode, kids are encouraged to look carefully at shapes before the shapes are hidden. The last two modes are especially fun. The make mode has kids putting puzzle shapes together to make animals. Vehicle puzzles are also offered as an in-app purchase. Finally, the find mode has kids looking for shapes in a scene from the fable, Fox and the Stork. If your child loves this mode, two other fables are offered as in-app purchases. This app is visually appealing and well-organized – great for little ones learning their shapes. After using it, kids can begin to create their own pictures using shapes with paper, puzzle pieces, or in another app. 🙂
Download link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doodle-critter-math-shapes/id819125623?mt=8&uo=4
Here’s information and a link to an app for kids 6+ that will extend what they learned using Doodle Critter Math: Shapes.
Easy Studio – Animate with Shapes ($3.99) is an educational app that teaches kids how to animate! This app uses geometric shapes to explain and to teach kids about animation. The app has two levels – “easy” mode and “expert” mode. The “easy” mode starts with a step-by-step tutorial. There are 5 additional levels that contain predefined patterns to guide kids through the animation process. The “expert”mode also has a variety of shapes and pre-defined templates but there is no longer guidance provided. Older students will be able to create more sophisticated animations in this mode using their own imaginations. The app contains a library to store, view and edit saved animations. The library also has 4 examples of completed animations – very cool. The app can be set for 11 different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Korean. What a GREAT app for the kids 6 and older – hours of creative fun await them!!