Kids Learn About Shapes the Fun Way with Busy Shapes

By now, most would agree that kids learn best through fun games. One of the best apps for kids to learn about 2D shapes is aimed at ages 3+. Today I will highlight a new game from Seven Academy that’s designed for younger juniors.

Busy Shapes provides an interactive playground for juniors to learn about shapes

A Fun Digital Playground

Busy Shapes is a fun digital playground for juniors to learn about 2D shapes through simple puzzles. The goal in each level is to match shapes with holes. Juniors need to drag one or more shapes into the matching holes. Here, they will learn how to distinguish color, size, and shape of the objects.

The levels in this game are endless. Each time you complete a level, the game prepares a new level according to your performance. If you get better, the game will increase in difficulty too.

For example, you start with one object and one hole; but soon enough you will face two or more objects, a couple of holes, and many obstacles. They include sticky puddles, floating glasses hiding objects underneath it, and movable barriers. And, you will need to grab the moving shapes before you can drag them into the holes.

The gameplay was inspired by the work of Swiss scientist and intelligence expert Jean Piaget

Parents Need to Know

The gameplay is intuitive enough for juniors ages 2+ to play on their own. It doesn’t even need any rules or explanations. The later stages will train kids’ hand-eye coordination as they grab the moving shapes.

It was Jean Piaget’s works that inspired the developers to create the game. He was a developmental psychologist and philosopher known for his epistemological studies with children. He believed that “children are little scientists”. Kids will try to make sense of the world rather than passively soaking up information provided to them.

Busy Shapes is available in: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Greek, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Turkish, Russian, Korean, Indonesian, Malay, Vietnamese, Thai, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese

The gameplay is easy enough for preschoolers to work on their own

Things I Like

Designing levels to keep juniors engaged is not an easy task. Yet, the developers manage to create a sense of continuity from one puzzle to the next. As you drop the correct object into the last hole, the game will reuse/transform it to a part of the next puzzle. The animation also helps to create a sense that you’re going down to the next level by entering that last hole.

The game will not punish you if you put a smaller but incorrect object into a hole. Instead, it will drop the object again into the board, allowing you to give another try. This feature, combined with the adaptive AI, makes the game suitable for juniors to play on their own.

The app implements smart level designs that get progressively harder as kids get better


Busy Shapes is a fun digital playground for juniors ages 2+ to play and learn about 2D shapes. The game has an endless number of levels, automatically adjusted to suit the player’s learning curve. It’s so fun, engaging, and far from any repetition that would bore your juniors.

Busy Shapes is available for iPhone/iPad
Get it on the App Store: iPhone | iPad

App was provided for our honest review.

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