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My First Tangrams

by AR
Rated: All Ages
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)

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What's new in version 1.2
  • Correct screen size to take into account the system buttons bar (previously the bottom button was overlapped)

Product Details

  • ASIN: B005J0CSD8
  • Release Date: August 24, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,088 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Solve 36 Tangram-style puzzles designed for young children
  • Recognize shapes and improve spatial skills
  • Enjoy peaceful background music and vibrant colors

Product Description

Enjoy the clean interface and intuitive controls
Have fun with trains and other kid-friendly puzzle objects
Smart Fun

My First Tangrams includes 36 Tangram-style puzzles that have been simplified for young children. Featuring vibrant colors, smooth animations, and a clean interface, this app helps kids recognize shapes and objects while improving spatial skills and having fun.

Bells and Whistles

Puzzles appear on a wooden backdrop, with the puzzle outlines on the left and colorful puzzle pieces randomly arranged on the right. The pieces are already properly oriented, so rotation is not required. Simply touch a puzzle piece and drag it to the appropriate space. If correctly placed, you'll be rewarded with the sound of a bell.

Puzzle-Solving Star

My First Tangrams features kid-friendly objects including a boat, a fish, a house, a flower, and much more. You'll also enjoy relaxing background music while you play. Best of all, you'll feel like a puzzle-solving star when you hear the applause after successfully completing each puzzle. Have fun learning shapes and solving puzzles with My First Tangrams.

Technical Details

  • Size: 3.8MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Developed By: AR
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 1.5
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For 2-3 yr. olds? February 28, 2012
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This is a good game for very young children. It plays well on a larger screen (10" tablet?) but the maker should have CLEARLY stated what they meant by 'young children'. The game is probably too easy for a 4 year old because the only challenge is dragging a piece from the left side of the screen and drop it into the corresponding slot on the left and it's quite obvious where everything fits - no rotation, flipping or any other manipulation is allowed or required.

Looking at the game from a technical and design angle, the animation is smooth, the colors are pleasant, the music while monotonous is soothing and besides a very basic 'help' screen and a link to other games there are no options to tweak.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Preschooler loves it February 28, 2012
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My almost three year old loves this game and it is a challenge for her. I think the title "My first" implies it is for young children.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars highly polished, not tangrams February 28, 2012
By Bort
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This is more like paint by numbers than tangrams. Itdoesn't have the shapes of a standards tangram set, and the ultimate shape you build is separated, instead of being the contiguous silhouette that is normally offered, breaking it up into it's constituent shapes making it quite apparent where everything goes, presenting the same level of challenge as the old square peg round peg educational toy for developing infants. Well made, well crafted, but seems to be for a younger demographic than would normally have a device on which it can be played. Not Tangrams, though.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 'Tangrams' without the mess :-) February 28, 2012
By Tinkerz
This app is aimed at Toddlers. It seems like a good idea for an app. While I would never personally give a toddler my smartphone, I might give him an outdated one. But, I have seen plenty of parents in the stores handing over their phones to the kids. So, let's take a look at the app.

These aren't tangrams in the true sense, but that's because the developers are targeting kids. The Tangrams are actually puzzles using the basic tangram shapes. It works nicely but the navigation between puzzles is lacking. You have to hit the back arrow and select a new one each time instead of the app automatically moving to the next puzzle. There is no settings option, to turn off sound or turn off the completion animations. Sound can be adjusted via the hardware volume keys. If the developer were to add autoprogression, the missing options menu would be a great place to put a toggle along with a volume setting and completion animation toggle.

In the end, I think it's a nice idea, but could use a little polish still. If you have kids and are ok with giving them the phone/tablet then grab this app today while it's free. At $1.99, that's your call on how much you think it's worth to the kids education.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enhancement February 28, 2012
By Sultan
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It would be nice if you could turn off the background music. Otherwise, I'm sure my son is going to like it. Well done.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for Toddlers February 28, 2012
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I have the lite version of this app on my iphone, which only has 4 puzzles. My 2 year old loves it & does them over and over. She is going to be so excited to see this in my Fire & with more puzzles. Puzzles of any kind are a great learning tool for little ones, helps encourage logical and spatial thinking skills.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great app February 28, 2012
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my 2 yr old really likes this. she has an easy enough time moving the pieces on the big tablet screen. and as she already knows basic shapes like circle, square,triangle. I'm now teaching her the slight differences in new shapes that can be kind of hard to understand. and everytime she completes a puzzle and hears clapping, she claps too smiling and proud. I would say that over 4's may find this too easy though.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Pros & Cons. A Real Review February 28, 2012
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This is a child's app that'll be sure to bring out the "children" today...

As another viewer had mentioned, technically, this isn't the "real" Tangram as it should be played. However, this is a kid's app & I don't think.that matters much.

1. A small bell chimes whenever the correct peice is put into place.
2. Bright, cheerful colors & quality puzzle designs.- 1* star
3. Light, calming background music for those who tend to concentrate better with music.
4. When the puzzle is completed, they are cheerfully congratulated with light clapping. This fosters encouragement for the child. 1*-star

1. No clear directions on how to play or maneuver peices. For some, it may not be so obvious. -Minus 1* star
2. No option to turn off music or game play sounds (the bell & clapping can become annoying after the 3 or 4th puzzle)) Yes, I can turn my device sound down or, off but, I could miss notifications for 2 other apps that I running in the background. -minus 1* star.
3. No automatic advance to next puzzle. This is my BIGGEST issue with this app. I was surprised at the lack of an arrow or "Continue" button when you finished a puzzle. The first time I tried this app, I needed to search for a way to advance to the next puzzle. It should not be that difficult to find..especially in a child's app. You need to go BACK to the MAIN MENU by clicking the REFRESH ARROW in the very TOP LEFT hand corner of your screen. Perhaps, its just me but, I found this to be much too confusing, if not an odd way to advance the game? If there's was a better way, I certainy couldn't find it.- minus 1* star
4. Easily accessible for children to purchase other games within the app.- minus 1* star
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