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Ed Emberley's Shake & Make

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Skills:Puzzles, Shapes, Memorization, Logic

What we like best:

In this fun twist on the traditional puzzle, Ed Emberley's adorable shape drawings finally go interactive!

What you should know:

Once pieces fall, you have to wait for the app to “snap” it back into place, which may be frustrating for kids with little patience.
Full Review:

Shake it to break it, and then race to put it back together again! This picture-puzzle app is based on the artwork of noted children's book illustrator Ed Emberley.

Choose from a library of over 100 cute and quirky shape illustrations to be the image of your puzzle. Try to memorize the picture and where all the shapes and pieces go. Encourage your kid to capture the image in his mind. He'll close his eyes, visualize, and then shake the drawing into pieces. Keep watch on the clock as he tries to reassemble the original drawing in under a minute. Fair warning, putting the shapes back together the right way is much trickier than it seems. When in doubt, ask for a hint!

This fun and stimulating challenge provides great practice for logic and spatial cognitive skills. Plus, kids will be identifying colors and shapes, as well as honing their aptitude for memorization and observation.

Reviewed 2012-10-09 on iPad iOS5 by Ariana Smith

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Price:$1.99
Grade:First Grade
Topic:Math, Games
Platform:Apple
Publisher:Night & Day Studios, Inc.
Standards:Geometry