shapevillageappName: Shape the Village

What is it? An interactive introduction to circles, triangles and squares for kids. Featured by Apple as “Best New Apps” in 11 countries, this “high-design” app is created to stimulate children’s imaginations while educating them about shapes. This lively village, illustrated in bright colors, is packed with characters and buildings with personality—all made up of circles, triangles and squares.

Best for: Young children.

Price: $2.99

Rated: 4+

Requirements: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.


  • 16 varied activities to teach kids all about circles, triangles and squares
  • No need for tutorials: the app has an intuitive, child-friendly design
  • Interactive, motivating rewards for activity completion
  • “Day” and “night” modes: the characters sleep at night just like kids!
  • Cooperative workbook activities with easy-to-prepare materials
  • Supports 7 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean
  • Supported on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch (Universal)


About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.