Busy Shapes 2 Helps Kids Develop Spatial Skills and Critical Thinking with Clever 3D Puzzles

In Busy Shapes 2, kids learn spatial reasoning by dragging shapes into their designated holes

In Busy Shapes 2, kids learn spatial reasoning by dragging shapes into their designated holes

Spatial ability is the ability to tell where objects are in space. It's the mental feat necessary for a person to perform well in many fields of study, including science, technology, engineering, math, arts. Busy Shapes 2 by Edoki Academy helps kids develop this ability with gorgeous and clever puzzles.

Move the Shapes

Busy Shapes 2 is the follow-up to the acclaimed Busy Shapes, a digital playground designed to help kids develop spatial reasoning. It's a game with a simple premise: in every level, kids must drag objects of various shapes and colors into their appropriate holes. As they move through the game, they also discover challenges and obstacles that increase in difficulty. Some levels, for example, require them to navigate around barriers, or use tools to move objects.

In Busy Shapes 2, the puzzles are presented in 3D. There are also 100 brand new levels to solve, plus new challenges and obstacles such as bombs, moving platforms, springs, and conveyor belts. As with the original Busy Shapes, there is no direction or help; kids explore the app on their own. The app doesn't penalize mistakes, and kids are free to redo each level until they figure out how to solve it.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that like its predecessor, Busy Shapes 2 is based on Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development. Piaget believed that kids in their earliest stage of development learn about their world by exploring and manipulating it. Busy Shapes 2 gives them a safe, open-ended environment to explore. The gameplay is simple enough that kids as young as two years old will be able to play, yet it also provides enough challenges to engage older kids and adults.

Busy Shapes 2 is safe for kids. It has no in-app purchases or third-party advertising, and it doesn't require an Internet connection to work. A secured section allows grown-ups to monitor the child's progress, toggle sounds, and create new player profiles.

As the game progresses, kids also discover more challenges and obstacles to overcome

As the game progresses, kids also discover more challenges and obstacles to overcome

Things I Like

Building on its excellent predecessor, Busy Shapes 2 offers a beautiful and elegant gameplay that entertains from kids to adults. It adds a new dimension to the gameplay with 3D planes and new obstacles and tools, while maintaining a stress-free experience. The game flows smoothly between levels, and there is enough variety and challenge to engage players of all ages.

Similar to the original Busy Shapes, Busy Shapes 2 doesn't focus on learning about the names of shapes. Rather, it emphasizes on developing spatial awareness, the ability to think critically, and an understanding of cause and effect. Some levels also require the player to display fine motor skills and the ability to time their movements. Overall, this is an excellent app with a lot of depth.

The app offers 100+ new levels across 4 beautiful worlds

The app offers 100+ new levels across 4 beautiful worlds

Conclusion

With over 100+ beautifully designed levels, Busy Shapes 2 is a fantastic app to help your kids develop spatial reasoning, critical thinking, and agility. The gameplay is simple enough for young kids to play along, but it's engaging for older kids and adults as well. The smart design also automatically adjusts the difficulty level to the player's ability. Highly recommended!

Get it on the App Store: iPhone | iPad

App was provided for our honest review.

About Edoki Academy

Edoki Academy has been designing educational apps since 2010. Their philosophy: make children eager to learn, and more importantly, eager to understand by doing and having fun. Check out their other apps:

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