What It Is
The puzzles in the Puzzle Pages app are a little more challenging than traditional, dimensional puzzles. Kids choose one of four puzzles to put together: solar system, medieval castle, aquarium, and rainbow-filled sky. A screen appears with a faded image of the puzzle at the top and all the puzzle pieces at the bottom. Kids must look at the puzzle pieces and match the colors and designs in the pieces to the appropriate place on the puzzle. The pieces are all squares, so kids don't have the shape matching ability as they do with a traditional jigsaw puzzle. They really have to look at the design to see how the pieces match up. When kids match a piece correctly, they will hear a dinging noise and the piece will fit into place. If the piece isn't matched correctly, there will be no noise, and kids must continue moving the piece around the puzzle until they get it right. Each puzzle has 42 pieces.
Why It’s Fun
This is a challenging digital puzzle game that really requires players to use visual and matching skills to complete each puzzle. There are puzzle themes for both boys and girls, and kids will enjoy putting together these fun pictures. We just wish there were more puzzles in this app, or at least occasional updates to add new puzzles.
Who It’s For
Puzzle Pages is for ages 4–8.
What To Be Aware Of
Puzzle Pages is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. It requires iOS 5.0 or later.
If you have to stop a puzzle and exit the app for any reason, your progress will not be saved.
The puzzles in this app are challenging and will probably take kids awhile to complete. However, once kids have finished each puzzle, there isn't any incentive to do the puzzles again. Some kids may want to go back and put together a favorite puzzle again. But with only four puzzles in this app, we think that if you're going to spend money, there might be other more engaging puzzle apps out there.