Little Robot Shapes and Colors

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Little Robot Shapes and Colors App Review

App Info

Price: $1.99

Overview

Little Robot Shapes and Colors is a shape and color matching app designed for toddlers. Players are asked to drag and drop the correctly-colored or shaped item to the matching hole in the robot to trigger an animated display. The game begins with easy tasks involving three shapes or colors, and progresses through 8 levels and steadily demands greater understanding to complete each level.

Features include:

  • Intuitive game play
  • Nine shapes and seven colors
  • Eight mini games
  • Soothing background music
  • Cute and friendly robots

Quality

Little Robot Shapes and Colors is a high quality app that accomplishes the goal of providing matching practice with shapes and colors for toddlers. The app is exceptionally easy to use. Players simply drag the pieces to the matching spot of the same shape or color. There are 8 levels, roughly in order of difficulty, but that can be played in any order, so it is easy for children to revisit favorite sections.

One drawback, technically speaking, is the fact that if a child happens to accidentally swipe down from the top of the screen, iPad’s Notification Center is accessible. This is a common problem for many apps, and parents need to be aware that this connection is possible.

Education

This app is perfectly designed for its audience. Toddlers need practice at categorizing and sorting, and Little Robot Shapes and Colors provides an endless stream of fun in this area. There are eight levels, roughly arranged in the order of difficulty. The game begins by having players drag a colored circle into the empty spot on the matching colored robot. There are three robots and colors used on each round, so it is very simple for beginners. Later levels require players to match shapes (including some challenging shapes such as trapezoids in addition to circles, squares, and triangles). This digital version of the classic shape sorter will help the very young master categorization of shapes and colors, which is foundational to more complex readiness skills and to later development of alphabet and other prereading skills.

Entertainment

Each successful completion of an activity is rewarded by a parade, a dance, or a “fly-by” of the robots or space ships that were used in the activity. There are also fireworks. All in all, the animations are cute and eye-catching. From an adult perspective, they do get a bit repetitious but it’s possible that toddlers, who are the intended audience, will not tire of it quite so quickly. Being predictable is a real plus in the world of young children.

Value

This app costs ninety-nine cents on the App Store, which is a very fair price. Parents can rest assured that children can use the app safely without advertisements or accidental purchases, and that’s a real plus.

Child Friendliness

Little Robot Shapes and Colors is very child friendly. There are no outside advertisements, no in-app purchases, and no links to the internet, email, or social media. Once the app is opened, small children can play pretty much on their own.

  • NO external links
  • NO social media
  • NO 3rd party ads
  • NO in-app purchase 
Quality
Education
Entertainment
Value
Child Friendly
5
Little Robot Shapes and Colors
Little Robot Shapes and Colors is a delightfully simple and straightforward app designed to help toddlers learn to match shapes and colors. The friendly, space-traveling robots will help young children practice crucial readiness skills that support later academic progress.
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