I recently became aware of some fun wood puzzle apps from a company called Tropisounds. They are SO cute and Little Mo LOVES them! They keep his attention far longer than any other app I've reviewed in recent months.
If your children are fans of puzzles, especially the wooden Melissa & Doug shape puzzles, they will like these apps. They have the same look and sound of wooden block puzzles but they are virtual.
My son's favorite is called Wood Puzzle First Years for iPad. It is also available for iPhone. Both costs $1.99. He likes to put the shapes together and call out the name or color of the shape as he places it. Some of it can be a little complicated for him because some puzzles require you to put objects inside of another object and he doesn't quite get that yet. But that makes it fun for him and I to do together.
You can also change the language to Spanish if you would like so that your child can learn shapes, colors, and other words in another language.
Other fun apps from this developer that we have tried include:
- Wood Puzzle (Different from First Years edition. A little more complicated because shapes can rotate as well as move off of their places.)
- Wood Puzzle Easter (Holiday edition of course.)
- Wood Puzzle Maze HD