Best Toddler Apps for learning Shapes and Colours

Shapes and Colours*

This collection of apps focuses on shapes and colours. In teaching guides throughout various educational systems, you often find that shapes are combined with colours which provides a great 2 for 1 learning opportunity. Whether you select one of these apps or if you prefer to use a combination, your toddler will be exposed to critical thinking, cognitive, spatial and geometry skills. Your little one will enjoy identifying the basic shapes, square, circle, triangle and will surprise you with 2 word combinations on primary colours and shape names. Once the basics have been mastered, I recommend moving onto a more advanced app such as Doodle Math Shapes which introduces semi circles, trapezoids, pentagons and hexagons. The key is to have fun whilst learning and our top apps deliver on both fronts. Go ahead and have fun with your digital learning through our best toddler apps series of ! Until next time! Ciao, for now.






Intro to Colors, by Montessorium
Skills:Creativity, Critical Thinking

The  traditional Montessori colour tablets take on a digital form in this highly engaging app. It is a great way for kids to learn the colour fundamentals as the focus of the app is to help toddlers to understand colours as a system while teaching the words for primary colours, secondary colours and gradients in a simple and interactive way.





Fish School
Cost: Free
Skills: Critical Thinking

This app uses colourful characters in an underwater setting with great early learning lessons that get reinforced  during play. It offers 8 educational activities, including colours, shapes, numbers and letters. 2 – 5 year olds can walk away from this app knowing the ABC song, knowing how to count to 20 and enjoy actively changing the colour of the sea to match the colour of the fish they selected.





Shape Gurus
Cost: $1.99
Skills: Critical Thinking

Shape Gurus explores form, colour and size with a focus on the basics; square, circle, rectangle, triangle and nine colours. The app offers 12 languages which is great for introducing or reinforcing a second language. The choices include English (British or American accent), Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Swedish and Chinese.





Doodle Math Shapes
Cost: $2.99
Skills: Critical Thinking

Once your little one has mastered Shape gurus, Doodle Math takes the lesson further, adding  semi circles, trapezoids, pentagons and hexagons to the shape lessons. This is a great introduction to early geometry with hidden shapes activities mixed in with fun characters that will keep young learners interested.

busy shapes toddler apps





Busy Shapes
Cost: $2.99
Skills: Cognitive

Busy shapes is based on Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development which suggests that during the “sensorimotor” stage of development, children learn about the world by exploring and manipulating it. The app provides a digital playground which does not rely on rote learning such as memorising shapes but rather allowing them to discover and manipulate while they explore the app.





Shape the  Village
Cost: Free Lite Version $2.99
Skills: Spatial and Geometry

This beautifully designed app stimulates imaginations while educating about shapes.  The app contains 16 activities for the 3-5 year old set who are encouraged to construct village characters and buildings using triangles, circles and squares. Children will will eventually begin to recognise shapes hidden in their everyday surroundings.


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