Shape the Village – Help Create a Fun Town Using Basic Shapes (iOS App Review)

shapethevilliage_iconLooking for a new educational game for your kids that will teach them their basic shapes in a fun and interactive way? How about a game that allows children to craft an entire village made entirely of shapes? Wizekids has just the game for you and it’s called Shape the Village. In the game, objects and places in the village have fallen apart and your kids must help put them back together again in order to fix the village. They do this by completing short mini-games that will get them learning their basic shapes quickly and easily.

What makes Shape the Village stand out is the colorful artwork and fun characters they’ll get to meet along the way. Each of the areas they build up will reveal a new special friend in which you can interact with after and play with. Mini-games included are easy and also quite fun for young children. They’ll learn their basic shapes quickly – circle, square, triangle, and rectangles. Games include tracing shapes, building objects, as well as your standard tap and swipe games.

Overall, Shape the Village is one of the more interactive shape learning apps I’ve come across that makes learning more like a game and less like a chore. The mini-games are very engaging and I really think your kids will have fun with this whether it be playing the games or interacting with all the characters they’ll meet.

App Store Link: Shape the Village
Version: 1.0
Developer: Wizekids
Price: $2.99
Compatible Devices: (Universal App) Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description

Triangles, rectangles, and circles, everything in the village is a colorful shape! What buildings and characters can you create with these shapes?

A rolling ball, stacking blocks, pointed roofs: as children grow, they become curious about – and eventually begin to recognize – all the shapes hidden in their everyday surroundings. Coloring, matching, dividing and combining shapes are great activities for young learners, and will help them identify and analyze basic shapes.

“Shape the Village” is a high-design app created to stimulate children’s imaginations while educating them about shapes. This lively village, illustrated in bright colors that draw the eye, is jam-packed with engaging characters and buildings with personality – all made up of circles, triangles and squares!

16 different activities focus on the definition, appearance, composition and distinguishing characteristics of different shapes to help 3-5 year-old children develop spatial intelligence and essential geometry skills. Children will be motivated to complete each activity, helping to construct the village buildings and characters. In this village, even the trucks and gorillas have engaging faces and whimsical appeal!

The easy-to-learn activities are designed so that young children can perform them without texts or tutorials. Building and character rewards appear after the completion of each exercise, encouraging kids to continue and complete all the shape activities.

The extra “Workbook” feature suggests printable, fun-filled activities and games for parents and teachers to interact with children and help them further increase their knowledge of basic shapes in everyday lives. Parents and teachers can also monitor and manage each child’s learning progress for each activity.

Features of “Shape the Village” are as follows:

-16 varied activities to teach kids all about circles, triangles and squares
-No need for tutorials: the app has an intuitive, child-friendly design
-Interactive, motivating rewards for activity completion
-“Day” and “night” modes: the characters sleep at night just like kids!
-Cooperative workbook activities with easy-to-prepare materials
-Supports 7 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean
-Supported on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch (Universal)

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As a company engaging in children’s education, WiseKids takes the privacy and safety of your children very seriously. We maintain and enforce high standards for all privacy concerns.

This application does NOT:
– collect personally identifiable information from children
– offer or endorse in-app purchase of any sort
– contain third-party advertisements
– offer external links without appropriate parental gate
– require SNS integration

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Check out the video trailer of this product at:
http://bit.ly/shapethevillage

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