Find Me Shapes is an app designed for young learners to help them practice locating shapes with specific colors. The app promotes following directions, discrimination skills, color learning, eye-hand coordination, and shape learning. It gets progressively more difficult through the levels.
Five levels of increasing difficulty
Natural, low-key rewards for correct responses
Find Me Shapes is a very simple shape-sorting app designed for young learners. The app is intuitive to use, with voiced directions for each activity. It is easy to use and very well adapted to young players. Parents can access settings from the home screen of the app by tapping the gear in the upper left corner of the screen. From here they can isolate color/shape/both, change the difficulty level (or choose to set progressive), and change the number of items per level from a minimum of 5 to a max of 20.
This app helps children practice matching shapes and colors, paying attention to two attributes, memory, focus, and related skills. The app presents a single shape and a child narrator that announces its shape and color. Then the app presents an array of colored shapes, and the user must tap the matching shape. There are five levels, each with five to twenty items, so the app does move very quickly on the progressive mode.
Use the settings section to customize the app for your learner. You can choose a level of difficulty: Level 1 has 4 shapes, Level 2 has 12, Level 3 has 20, Level 4 has 48 and Level 5 has 70. If you choose a level here, this will lock the level until you change it (preventing younger kids from getting frustrated). If you choose “progressive,” the app will advance after one round to the next level of complexity. Choose if learners need to attend to just color, just shape or both.
This app is colorful and simple, which young children will love. The narration and rewards are voiced clearly by young children, which is also a plus. Reward screens are varied, involving confetti shapes and other animations as well as a child congratulating the player. It’s very clear when the goal has been accomplished.
This app costs 99 cents in the App Store, which is a good value, particularly for young children who need or want to practice identifying shapes and colors. With the option to choose the level of difficulty or to allow the app to advance on its own, it is perfect for younger players as well as more experienced preschoolers.
Find Me Shapes is very child-friendly. There are no in-app purchases, no outside advertisements, and no connections to the internet. Developers do remind parents to consider turning off multi-tasking gestures in their device’s settings to prevent kids from accidentally exiting the app unintentionally.
Find Me Shapes is a simple and effective app for practicing color and shape matching, for encouraging children to pay attention and focus, and to develop fine motor skills. The simple interface and safe environment mean that parents can feel good about allowing youngsters some independent play time.