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Busy Shapes app review: keep your toddler busy and challenged



Any parent of a toddler knows how hard it can be to keep them entertained, busy, and happy sometimes so here's an app that can offer all of that plus have an educational benefit. The Busy Shapes app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone has been created to help kids better their reasoning skills in a really fun way. It has been created for kids ages two and older and it’s the kind of app you won’t mind them playing with over and over again.

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Busy Shapes


A Feel Good Activity

The Busy Shapes app provides kids with an activity that parents can feel good about giving their child as they can rest assured that there is an educational aspect here that actually helps kids with their reasoning skills. Kids will be taking part in a variety of puzzles with all kinds of shapes that they need to handle and then put them in their proper place. Everything about the experience is meant to be positive so they are given motivation throughout. The app uses touch functionality so that it's kid-friendly and there is even a real-time dashboard that will monitor all their progress for parents to view.

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The app requires iOS 7.0 or later to use and currently has four out of five stars from parents. Parents have left plenty of complimentary comments about how much the app is helping their child to learn and identify a variety of shapes and objects. In its recent update new games were added and there is now a VoiceOver.

Kids can move and match up the shapes
Kids can move and match up the shapes

Features of the App

There are a number of things to point out in the Busy Shapes app such as the fact the user interface has been designed to be appealing and accessible for kids. The app also uses artificial intelligence so that it automatically adjusts the difficulty level to match your child's skill level. This means parents won’t have to worry about trying to pick the right level. The real-time dashboard monitoring will send updates to Game Center that parents can view anytime they like, and there is even guided access so that your child can't access parts they shouldn't be in or close the app on their own.

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The graphics are bright, clean, and engaging, which is exactly what you want to find in a kids app. The screen is always interesting yet never cluttered or too busy for them to comprehend.

The graphics are engaging and appealing to kids
The graphics are engaging and appealing to kids

Busy Shapes


Pros and Cons


  • The app has been created for toddlers up to the age of five
  • The app encourages reasoning skills
  • All the controls, menus, and functionality is kid-friendly
  • The graphics are bright and colorful and are perfect for kids
  • The app uses responsive touch functionality
  • Kids’ progress is tracked in real-time and can be found in Game Center


  • It would be great to see the content expanded even further

Final Thoughts

The Busy Shapes app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is a tool that can help your toddler with their reasoning skills. Everything about this offering has been designed with young kids in mind and is a very polished and cute offering.


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