SIX Puzzle Apps for Your Kids

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Puzzles SIX Puzzle Apps for Your Kids

Kids of all ages love the iPad.  I love it when my 3-year old granddaughter teaches someone 20x her age how to use one!  It’s the age of technology and the iPad certainly epitomizes that!

Children learn in all sorts of ways, some are more direct than others.  When solving and putting together puzzles they learn how to process available information, use hand-eye coordination to move the pieces and solve problems.  We have rounded up a few puzzle apps for iPads that we think that your children will like. Stay with us after the break to learn more about this fun way for your child to develop skills they will take with them all through life!

 

The first app we’re going to take a look at is called Puzzles ‘n Coloring – Sea Life,  so yes, they get the added bonus of getting to color in this one too.

Puzzles n Coloring Sea Life SIX Puzzle Apps for Your KidsWe found Puzzles ‘n Coloring to have a nice assortment of very colorful puzzles with three levels, easy – medium and hard, to keep kids occupied.  Each puzzle gave the kids recognition for finishing.  While this app, developed by  Better World,  features Sea Life they have  similar apps that feature zoo animals and fairy tale characters.

Puzzles ‘n Coloring Features:

  •  16 different puzzles
  •  3 levels of difficulty – easy (6 pieces), medium (12 pieces) and hard (20 pieces)
  •  Upbeat instrumental music is easy to turn on/off from main screen
  •  12 images to color
  •  More than 60 colors to choose from
  •  Paint-by-section: great for younger kids who don’t have fine motor skills yet
  •  Undo button and full erase
  •  For iPhone and iPad

 

 

 

Stretch the Puzzle SIX Puzzle Apps for Your KidsAnother fun puzzle app for iPads is Stretch the Puzzle by Sergey Kalinin.  This is not the traditional jigsaw puzzle but rather a slide the pieces around variety that intrigue children that are a little older.  We have actually caught some of the adults around here playing with this one too. With 200 pictures “stretching” over 10 themes there are sure to be favorites for everyone.

Stretch the puzzle interface is wrapped around a unique form-stretching mechanic; you’re not just moving puzzle pieces around, but dynamically resizing them to fit as well! It may sound difficult, but the game’s simple design and easy-to-understand interface will have you solving puzzles in no time.  This video should give you a good idea of what it has to offer so give it a look:

 

 

 

Tappie Puzzles SIX Puzzle Apps for Your KidsNext up is Tappie Puzzles by By ADUK GmbH/Zanymation.  This puzzle app is far different than the first two and is recommended for children four and up. Children are encouraged to navigate their way around the world from the icy extremes of the Arctic to the heat of the desert. In each animated scene visited, children will find crucial parts of the picture missing, for example the monkey’s bridge or the polar bear’s igloo. The challenge is to solve puzzles by matching shapes to the missing areas. By using the drag and drop technique, the scene can be completed and further animation of the characters in the scene is triggered.  The puzzle pieces are not the traditional shapes of standard puzzles and children must hunt for both the irregular shapes as well as matching the pictures in this fun app.

 

 

 

Next we have Piece Me Circus and Piece Me Birds, both by Fashionbuddha:

Circus SIX Puzzle Apps for Your KidsBirds SIX Puzzle Apps for Your KidsUsing simple, button-free navigation, Piece me CIRCUS! and Piece me BIRDS! allows even the youngest of users to navigate the gameS. Your child will learn the name and spelling of each of the corresponding characters as they piece them together in an endless loop of educational fun.

Each Piece me App Features:

  • Fantastic puzzles to challenge, educate and entertain your child
  •  Meet Alberto and Amy; both acquaint your child with the artist behind the artwork
  •  A character selection page, allowing your child to choose what they’d like to piece together
  •  Secure, looping gameplay with no ads or external links to unexpected content

 

 

 

Last, but certainly not least is Shapes and Puzzles by Pirate Trio.  Remember the wooden puzzles you had as a kid that were made up of geometric blocks?  Well, digitize those blocks and that’s pretty much what you Download Shapes SIX Puzzle Apps for Your Kidshave with this app for iPads, iPhone and iPod Touch.  This app is geared to 3-through-6 year olds with an extra training module for the youngest players to help them learn to recognize all the shapes by name.

Shapes & Puzzles helps improve your child’s ability to recognize shapes and sizes, and aids them in developing their perceptual skills as they play.  The app gives your child sets of geometrical shapes which they then use to build  buildings, vehicles, people, animals, plants, tools and lots more.

Shapes and Puzzles Features:

  • 200 imaginative puzzles for the iPad and 180 for the iPhone
  • hours of stimulating play with three fun modes
  • training module for toddlers

Shapes and Puzzles SIX Puzzle Apps for Your Kids

When people ask about puzzle apps for their children this is why I always say it depends on your child, the medium they prefer to work with and the skill sets you would like to develop with their play. It’s a very subjective ecision that only you as a parent can make.  We have weeded through many puzzle apps to bring you these six.  Every one of these puzzle apps is a good choice and will provide hours of play for your child. The choice, in the end, is yours.

So which  apps  are  YOUR choice and why?

Apps for iPads Recommended Reading:

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  • Using Kids Puzzles to Encourage Problem-Solving | Anni Blog – By Chris PeaceIf you ask most employers today what they are looking for in a future employee, problem-solving skills are going to rank high on that list. The question is how do you raise a child that is going to have these skills …





Jump into the water and explore the world of Puzzles N’ Coloring – Sea Life . A smiling crab, a wandering fish, a jumping dolphin and more await your child in this puzzle that doubles as a coloring book.

Choose from 16 themed puzzles and select the appropriate level — “”easy”" divides the puzzle into 6 pieces, “”medium”" creates 12 pieces and “”hard”" gives your child 20 pieces to play with and reconstruct the image. Try it at each level! See how fast he can complete each puzzle! Enjoy the background music!

Choose from 12 coloring pages and from over 60 different colors to paint the pages in his own choice of colors. Make them realistic or have fun creating wacky color combinations and silly scenes.

Features:
- 16 different puzzles
- 3 levels of difficulty — easy (6 pieces), medium (12 pieces) and hard (20 pieces)
- Upbeat instrumental music is easy to turn on/off from main screen
- 12 images to color
- More than 60 colors to choose from
- Paint-by-section: great for younger kids who don’t have fine motor skills yet
- Undo button and full erase

Available on the App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puzzles-n-coloring-sea-life/id452264101?mt=8





Pack your iPhone full of puzzles!

Stretch The Puzzle is a mosaic-based puzzle game that offers more than 200 pictures and 10 different themes, all wrapped around our unique form-stretching mechanics; you’re not just moving pieces around, but dynamically resizing them to fit as well! It may sound difficult, but the game’s simple design and easy-to-understand interface will have you solving puzzles in no time.

Stretch The Puzzle is true fun for the entire family. Kids will see their logic and problem-solving capabilities increase, while the game’s content controls keep a “Chinese wall” between their puzzles and those more suitable for grownups. Need to take a break during game play?

Don’t worry: each round is concise but still challenging, with niceties like animated backgrounds, peaceful background music, and the ability to view or hide outline frames on each puzzle piece.

Can’t figure out the game play? Switch to training mode and practice to your heart’s content. Share your results with friends on Facebook or Twitter. Even send comments, critiques, and suggestions for future puzzles from inside the app! Stretch The Puzzle: it’s simple, memorable, and you’ll fall in love with it.





Tappie Puzzles is the new touch-screen application suitable for children aged 4+ years. Children are encouraged to navigate their way around the world from the icy extremes of the Arctic to the heat of the desert. In each animated scene visited, children will find crucial parts of the picture missing, for example the monkey?s bridge or the polar bear?s igloo. The challenge is to solve puzzles by matching shapes to the missing areas. By using the drag and drop technique, the scene can be completed and further animation of the characters in the scene is triggered.

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