When Kora & Logan were little and Dave would sit with them, one of them would inevitably grab his phone and start tapping the screen. Eventually that turned into touching, swiping, and using all the touchscreen features. We were always amazed at how quickly they picked it up and how intuitive touchscreen technology is.
This post is sponsored by Tiggly and Tiggly Shapes received.
This encouraged us to start checking into educational apps and tablet toys for kids. We’ve enjoyed playing with and reviewing many of them over the years and that why I am excited about Tiggly Shapes.
I was interested to learn that Tiggly Shapes are the first interactive iPad toys for toddlers and preschoolers. What I like about the Tiggly mission is that they realize children are playing with iPads these days and they wanted to design products that encourage kids to get the most out of that digital playtime. Their goal is to become the premier digital destination for early childhood play and learning.
This makes me very happy because I believe that children can learn a lot from technology when used in the right way. It’s the perfect vehicle for making learning fun. By visiting the Tiggly website you can see they believe this wholeheartedly as well. This is demonstrated in some of my favorite features of Tiggly Shapes including:
- The ability for children to manipulate objects which is an essential to early childhood development
- Help combine physical and digital play
- Help children 18 months – 4 years old develop spatial reasoning, motor skills, language, & creativity
- No hard corners, small parts, electronics, or batteries
- Made of flexible and soft material
- Shapes are specially designed to be safe for kids and iPad screens
- Compatible with all generations of the iPad and iPad Mini
- Designed by world class educators
- Winner of several awards
- Comes with a felt carrying pouch for easy storage and makes it easy to take them on the go.
There are 3 apps for Tiggly Shapes:
- Tiggly Safari – toddlers use the Shapes to create fun and friendly animals, as the levels proceed children are challenged with creating more complex animals
- Tiggly Stamp – kids use the Shapes to build seasonal themes, the Shapes transform into 80+ animals, they can hear the names of each animal, fruit, and object, and hear animal noises, it includes 7 languages, kids can also make a movie by moving things around and telling a story using the video recorder option
- Tiggly Draw – children use the Shapes and 50+ features to create digital works of art, music, and imaginary creatures, they can save pictures of their creations using the camera
They will also be releasing additional apps in the coming months.
While Kora & Logan are out of the age range for Tiggly Shapes, it’s something they would have immensely enjoyed when they were younger. When I asked them to try it out and let me know what they thought little ones would like about it, I thought they would play for a few minutes and be done. Instead, they were immediately lost in Tiggly Stamp. They loved how creative they could be with it and enjoyed making their own scenes. They were laughing at the voices the people, animals, and objects make and enjoyed the interactivity as well. They really had a lot of fun with it.
I’m impressed that even though Tiggly Shapes is targeted for children ages 18 months – 4 years, my kids at 7- and 8-years old, had fun with it as well. I like how it encourages them to use their imagination and creativity.
Kora & Logan made a quick video to show you how much fun Tiggly Shapes are and what they liked about the Shapes and their favorite apps:
We love discovering and sharing companies who are dedicated to make learning fun and highly recommend Tiggly Shapes. The company mission to help kids get the most out of their digital playtime is inspiring and Tiggly Shapes are creative, educational, and fun for toddlers and preschoolers.
That’s why I’m excited to offer the giveaway below:
One reader of 2 Wired 2 Tired will win Tiggly Shapes!
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Megan Anne Watkins says
I love that even though it is targeted for 18m-4 years older kids enjoy it too!!
I like the bright colors and how they look easy for small hands to handle.
Stacey b says
I like that they can interact with our tablet.
fun while learning always a favorite of mine
I like the size of the tiggly
Leanna Morris says
This looks like a great educational toy for toddlers. Sadly, I don’t have an ipad :-(
Amanda Matheny says
Wow, these sound really cool! My son is 3, and could probably still get a lot out of these. I’ve noticed that some toys that are rated for a certain range are still good for older children too. My son has two of the learning activity tables, by Fisher Price and LeapFrog, and I’ve seen in both of their reviews that even though they are rated for infants and toddlers, people have had pre-schoolers and lower elementary aged kids interested in playing with them too. It sounds like these toys are even more entertaining. I doubt I’ll win, because I have a bad habbit of not winning anything in giveaways, but I’ll wait until the giveaway is over to buy it, just in case. Love the review!
Rebecca Orr says
I like that the actual apps are free. I hate buying a product only to also have to purchase the apps for an added fee.
susan smoaks says
i love that they make the ipad fun for little kids
Valerie Taylor Mabrey says
Love that they have no sharp edges.
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I like that they have no sharp corners and that it comes with a storage pouch
I like that it combines physical and digital play.