ShapeBuilder Preschool Puzzles 4+

Speech Therapist Voice Over

Murtha Design LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 79 Ratings
    • $2.99



From the creators of the hit, award winning, iPad app Drawing Pad!
ShapeBuilder educates & entertains your little one with easy to move shapes that snap into place on top of silhouette puzzles. Each puzzle has 5 to 10 pieces & after positioning all of the pieces, the real image is revealed along with a professional voice recording of the word spoken by a licensed speech therapist that specializes in early child development. ShapeBuilder encourages cognitive thinking & fine motor skills plus exposes young minds to new music instruments, animals, produce, objects & the alphabet in a fun & engaging format with LOTS of sound effects!

Designed for kids! No menu buttons on the puzzles to get in the way of game play!


Total of 173 puzzles!
30 Music instruments with sound effects
21 Fruits & Vegetables
45 Animals - awesome sound effects!
26 Letters - speech therapist sounds out
each letter in a fun way
20 Numbers - one through twenty!
31 other fun items like Firetruck, Police Officer, Garbage Truck, and Volcano

Random play resets after all puzzles are completed. Kids have so much fun trying to guess what the puzzle will be!

By Darren Murtha & Chris Lott for kids and toddlers in preschool, kindergarden & firstgrade!

App for kids 3 to 6 years old - MANY 2 year olds play this too but you may have to play together at first.
(Perfect for toddlers / preschool / kindergarten / first grade / and babysitters)

In 2009-2010 previously featured as an Apple Staff Favorite! (July)
and iTunes App Store Essential for Toddlers (October)


MACWORLD "App of the Day"




O'REILLY's Book "Best iPhone Apps"

BEAT "Wheels on the Bus" on O'Reilly's APP SMACKDOWN

"ShapeBuilder earns an edu.Mac.nation daddy score of "A" - Immediately my son was able to locate & move the pieces into position. The audio quality is fantastic, the application is stable, & the variety of puzzle types kept my son engaged & entertained. Together we worked on completing the puzzles & saying out loud what the images were."
Michael (an elementary school teacher) from

"If you’ve got a preschooler then ShapeBuilder is a great app for your iPhone...This app is great on many levels & a terrific combination of learning & fun."
The iPhone Mom (

"A great little jigsaw app for children aged 3 to 5 years."
Daniel Donahoo, Geekdad at

What’s New

Version 2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Supports iOS 11! You may have seen the message "The developer of this app needs to update it to work with iOS 11" ...ShapeBuilder now works on iOS 11

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

balckyball ,

Fantastic application for our little guy!

We were leery of downloading an application for our 2 1/2 year old but boy were we wrong! ShapeBuilder is the perfect application for our son when we are waiting in a doctor's office or restaurant. Plus we love to sit on the couch together as a family and go through 10 or 20 puzzles, he simply loves it. The puzzles are challenging but simple enough that a child under 3 can figure them out. The graphics are vibrant and an excellent mix of animals, people, objects and more. And most importantly, the sounds are superb! The payoff for completing a puzzle correctly, the reading of the word and a fun sound that accompanies it, which our son loves. Overall, we highly recommend Shape Builder. There isn't a better $.99 you can spend on iTunes if you are a parent. Enjoy!

Mean_Jean ,

My 2 yr olds most favorite app

I’v had this shape builder app for about 3 years now. My daughter loved it and learned how to do it quickly. Now my 2 yr old son absolutely loves this app. I showed him how to do it when he was 15 months. I think it teaches him a lot of eye/hand coordination and word association. He was so upset about it not updating to IOS 11. He always grabs my phone and says “shapes mama”. I had to tell him that it needs to be updated. I emailed the developer and now it’s updated for IOS 11!! He will be so excited to be able to play shapes again.😁 Thank you so much for updating his favorite app. 👏🏼👏🏼 👍🏼

Pandiecats ,

love it

This is a great puzzle for my son with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He loves puzzles but does not have the fine motor skills to manipulate pieces and this is perfect for him. The pieces snap into place easily. He can be independent in this puzzle and it's one of his favorites. I should say that he is 21 years old but this is his skill and interest level.

The only thing that we would like is more puzzles like this.

App Privacy

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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