Accompanied by a friendly fox - and other animal buddies along the way - young children will learn and practice matching, sorting, mixing and categorizing shapes and colors through imaginative activity-filled worlds. Visit an ancient jungle, the magical deep sea, mysterious outer space — even a wild savanna safari! The puzzle games are woven into engaging stories, and the games increase in challenge as your preschool-aged child plays.

Kids will benefit from:
• Development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Curiosity as they explore new worlds of shapes, colors, and color mixing
• Learning to make predictions and understanding outcomes by discovering how primary colors mix together to form secondary colors
• Confidence as they make decisions and advance to new levels
• Learning key preschool and math skills like matching, sorting and classifying by shapes and colors
• Identifying and naming 11 shapes from circles to octagons, 11 primary and secondary colors and color mixing
• Development of fine motor skills
• Security of an ad-free environment

• 6 progressing levels of challenge:
o FREE Ancient Jungle Puzzle Pack – 4 shapes + 8 colors
o Magical Underwater Puzzle Pack – 8 shapes + 11 colors
o Mysterious Space Puzzle Pack – 11 shapes + 11 colors
o NEW Jurassic Journey Puzzle Pack –Introduce color mixing!
o NEW Savanna Safari Puzzle Pack – Expand on color mixing with even more colors!
o Optional FREE Sweet Arctic Puzzle Pack – 8 shapes + 11 colors
•Hilarious surprises and delights to engage preschool children along the way
•Track progress, skip and replay functions
•3 language options (US English, UK English, Spanish)
•A secure, ad-free experience (CARU COPPA Safe Harbor Certified)

This app is fun, creative, confidence building and developmentally appropriate - brought to you by the early childhood experts at Highlights and Italian creative studio Colto.
Highlights Shapes is an ideal first app for kids 3+, and easy for young children to play on their own. It’s playable in English (US + UK) and Spanish.

As children progress through Highlights Shapes, they’ll develop creative thinking and essential problem-solving skills, both critical for the start of formal schooling.

Highlights Shapes combines geometric, sorting and matching skills that are crucial for preschool-aged children to grasp, with the fun of an engaging, age-appropriate game. Children will learn valuable math and vocabulary skills all while having a blast traveling through new and exciting worlds!

In this game, children will foster confidence, creativity and curiosity as they make decisions! They’ll build colorful geometric scenes, learn how colors mix to form other colors, and explore three exciting environments.

As children touch and drag each colorful shape, they’ll develop their fine motor skills.

As they correctly match and sort each object, children will hear their shapes and colors repeated aloud, helping them learn new words and increasing their existing vocabularies.

Highlights for Children
Founded by educators Dr. Garry and Caroline Myers in 1946, Highlights was built on the belief that “Children Are the World’s Most Important People™.” Today, 70 years later, every “Fun with a Purpose™” product is still designed to help children become their best selves: creative, curious, caring and confident.

Colto is creating imaginative and educational mobile play experiences for kids around the world based on original and branded properties. Our Team, made up of a Mum/Teachers and talented Game Designers, Developers and Marketers, strives to develop high quality educational Apps that kids love and parents trust. Our games are ethical, safe and designed to be non-addictive for kids.

Required iOS 8.1 onwards

What’s New

Version 1.5.0

This update includes small improvements to keep your squares straight and your circles round. If you’re loving the app, remember to give us a review!

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

icatna ,

Love it, but have one issue

We love this app. My daughter gets such a kick out of playin it. Yet, I recently bought all the levels and I am unable to share the purchase with my wife. We are on iPhones.

Developer Response ,

Hi. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I responded to your email.

Zolbg ,

Great Learning App

From the colors, themes, sounds and music to the actual tutorials themselves this app has held my kid’s attention and has taught them well. It all began with my 2.5 years old non verbal son who has received a diagnosis of autism. He persevered with isolating his finger and recognizing patterns with little outside motivation. It took some time but I’m happy to say he mastered the game. Hats off to Highlights for developing a challenging and rewarding app that also soothes.

Please make more. 😉

Dalton Rooney ,

Shapes Shapes Shapes Fox Fox Fox

My daughter is obsessed with this game. I foolishly let her start playing when she was around 18 months old because she seemed interested in our phones. She learned the mechanics quickly and can now solve every level. It's a good, simple educational app game but my daughter is constantly grabbing for my phone saying "Shapes Shapes Shapes, Fox Fox, Fox", it has raised a lot of questions in our house about how much screen time is appropriate and at what age.

In-App Purchases

25% Off Preschool Puzzle Fun!
Learn shapes, colors & more with Highlights.


Highlights for Children, Inc.
103.5 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. "Pack 2 + Pack 3" $2.99
  2. 25% Off Preschool Puzzle Fun! $5.99
  3. Chapter Four $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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