***Children's Technology Review Editor’s Choice***
***Winner of a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor***
In this bestselling app, kids help Curious George rebuild his toys while matching shapes and colors. Now introducing a brand new toy in the toy box, Curious About Shapes and Colors is better than ever!
Each of George's six toys features games and puzzles that kids play in order to create an interactive toy. Every toy takes them into a magical world in Curious George’s toy box where they can play as long as they’d like!
-Children play entertaining games and puzzles that introduce them to shapes and colors through matching, sorting, creating patterns and constructing big shapes from smaller shapes.
-Kids build toys such as a robot, train, castle and rocket ship
-Interactive games allow for free play while also keeping an educational element
-Encourages math skills through comparing, sorting, identifying different sizes and reproducing patterns
-Tracing, tapping and dragging strengthen fine motor skills
-Kids interact with shapes such as triangles, squares, circles, diamonds, rectangles, and more!
-Narration and guidance from The Man With The Yellow Hat
-Perfect for toddlers and kids in prek, this app features games that increase with difficulty to keep children engaged and excited.
-No in-app purchases
-No third-party advertising
Bug fixes and minor improvements
Ratings and Reviews
3&5 year olds love it but sound stopped working
We discovered this app at our library and I bought it despite some bad reviews of it being too simple for a long car trip. Both of my boys love it but it suddenly stopped having sound! Both the app on our iPad and the app on my phone dont have any sound! Super frustrating since it’s great reinforcer for the 3yo still learning shapes.i can’t figure out how to fix it because i don’t seething in the ‘parents only’ info and the app is t showing up under my phone settings. hopefully an update with a fix comes soon for the 9 hour car ride home!
Short and buggy
The pattern & color matching part of the game is too simple for even a three-year old, but the game controls of some of the mini games are too finicky. That'd be fine if the app wouldn't crash every time one leaves one of the five boxes to get back to the main menu. For us, the app also crashed after completing the fourth box before being able to enter the mini game. I rebooted the iPad and stopped all other apps to see if that would make a difference, but it didn't.
Even if there were no bugs, the other Curious George games are a much better investment, since this one is super short and has very limited replay value.
Is this app supposed to have sound? I can see the characters mouths moving but we hear nothing! Volume is all the way up and sound works on every other app on my phone.. there are no settings for the game so I can’t even check there. I am bummed I spent money to get the game for my daughter and it doesn’t even work. 🙁
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.