Explore and Learn Shapes app for IOS and Android

Explore and Learn Shapes app splash screen grab on iPad

Explore and Learn Shapes is available for both iPad and Android tablets

Explore and Learn Shapes is an entertaining educational app aimed at children aged 2 to 5. There are eight fun shape games guided with voice over by the friendly character Lucky the Leprechaun who lives in a colourful land under the rainbow. Knowledge of shapes forms the basis of all learning and is essential for preparing children for the following:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics

When children learn to recognise shapes such as circles and triangles, they are building fundamental skills that will help them recognise numbers and letters. When they start reading, children often learn to recognise words by their 'shape'. The same skills apply when children start writing and also when they start to work with numbers and understanding mathematics.

Explore and Learn Shapes screen shot of shape game

Lively music, full voice over and sound effects accompany the games and Lucky the Leprechaun responds to the child’s efforts with positive encouragement and congratulations as appropriate.

Correct answers make the shapes turn to golden coins that drop into Lucky’s pot of gold with a satisfying jingle. There are prizes in the form of stickers to be chosen and collected every time the child completes a series of four games. Using the stickers the child is able to build their own unique scene which also serves as an indicator to the parents of how many games the child has successfully completed.

Via the parental settings, the app can be customised to offer only those games an individual child is comfortable with. The settings also enable selecting which colours and shapes to include in the games, thereby enabling parents to introduce specific shapes and colour as the child progresses with their learning.

Explore and Learn Shapes app - customise games
Explore and Learn Shapes app - customise shapes
Explore and Learn Shapes app - customise colours

Games can be as straightforward as choosing a particular shape when prompted, through to a simple pairs matching game, or a game involving re-assembling a 'broken' shape via a jigsaw. At all times the games are fun but also educational, improving concentration and memory, and strengthening learning.

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Explore and Learn Shapes is available for both iPad and Android tablets