Pretty soon, kids will start spring break. Some families will travel. I did some search on apps teach geography. I found Stack the States.
With this app, kids will learn about capitals, state shapes, and map locations with animated states that stack, drop, tumble, and slide around like puzzle pieces.
In the game, the player is asked a question (identification, capital, national landmarks, etc.) and if they choose the correct answer from four multiple-choice options they can use that state for their stack. The goal is to stack enough states to reach the checkered finish line, but with all the irregular shaped state puzzles, the stacking can easily go wrong and the stacked states go tumbling.
If the player reaches the finish line with 60 percent or more correct answers, he earns one of the 50 states to add to his map. As more states are added, three bonus games, Pile Up!, Puzzler and Capital Drop, are unlocked.
What the kids learn:
- State shapes
- Bordering states
- Location on the map
- Create up to six player profiles
- Collect all 50 states and track your progress on a personalized map
- Earn FREE bonus games: Pile Up, Puzzler, and Capital Drop
- High resolution pictures of famous US landmarks
- All games are powered by a realistic physics engine
- Fun sound effects and music
- Works on both iPhone and iPad – a universal app
Learning with fun. It is even hard for me to put it down. Well worth the $0.99 cost. They also offer a Lite version, which is free.
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Stack the States: Lite (free):