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Earth 101 for iPAD

Earth 101 for iPAD is a beautiful 3D model of the entire earth, with tons of geographic features and landmark information. Upon opening the app, kids will see the globe. Spinning the globe, kids can visit different areas on the earth. Tapping on any place brings up information of the area or the feature, such as the Atlantic Ocean, the London Eye. The information available depends on the zoom level.  When you zoom in, you can see more features and… Read More

There is a Map on My Lap – DrSeuss Cat in the Hat

When I received There’s a Map on My Lap to review, I was excited. My 6 year old enjoys Dr. Seuss, and we read many of the stories from Cat in the Hat Learning Library when she was younger. In fact, There’s a Map on My Lap was one of our favorites in the series, and we have the print book in our home library. Just like the original book, this app version of the title brings both simple and complex… Read More

Learn Culture in the World via Music – Jazzy World Tour post image

If you are looking for an app to teach your children about culture and various parts of the world, this app is for you. The folks over at The Melody Book have recently released Jazzy World Tour - Musical Journey for Kids. They have developed several music themed learning apps, such as Jazzy 123, Jazzy ABC and A Jazzy Day.  This app focuses on teaching about music and instruments through the exploration of a world tour. The opening screen takes… Read More

State Bingo and Road Trip US

Travel time is the perfect opportunity to teach kids geography.  While many families are preparing holiday travel, I found this fun geography app that will add some fun to your trip and make those long wait at the airport or riding in the car a lot easier to manage.  Plus, kids will gain a lot new knowledge about US states.  Let’s turn your travel time into fun learning experience with this cool app State Bingo and Road Trip US. As… Read More

Paris 3D Saga

Paris 3D Saga is an educational and entertaining app.  It is FREE for limited time as part of the release of Paris 3D Saga project!  Through interactive 3D models, it takes the users through the history of Paris beginning 20 centuries ago.  If you like history or virtual reality, this is a must have app on your iPAD. Introduction from the App Store: A time-travel through more than 2000 years of history: discover Paris' most famous monuments, with new 3D… Read More

IceIsNice

In these extremely hot summer days, it makes me feel cool when I saw an app title “Ice is Nice”.   This is a new app in the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library series.  It is a nonfiction series that introduces basic science concepts of real life objects to young children.  Ice is Nice is about the animals and geography of North and South Poles. Sally and Dick visit the North and South Poles with the Cat in the Hat. … Read More

FREE App: ABCmouse.com – The Grand Canyon post image

ABCmouse.com's Search and Explore: The Grand Canyon is the first title of the ABCmouse.com’s Search and Explore series.  ABCmouse.com is a fee-based pre-school/kindergarten website with learning games and books.  The Search and Explore Series teaches young children about geography, national landmarks, and points of interest around the world through engaging stories featuring computer mice named as ABC, 123, and DoReMi. The mice inside the computer decide to visit Grand Canyon.  They travel to a computer in a ranger station near… Read More

FotopediaNationalParksApp

Summer is a good time to visit some parks.  I found an amazing app about US National Parks – Fotopedia National Parks.  In the app, there are over 3000 stunning photos of the 58 National Parks in the USA accompanied with park information.  What is more amazing, it is FREE.  The only catch: It requires an Internet connection (either Wifi or cellular - edge or 3G) to operate properly. Introduction from the App store: Discover first the diversity of the… Read More

Stack the Countries – Fun Geography App post image

Stack the Countries is the extension to Stack the States app.  To learn about Stack the States, please go to iGameMom’s earlier review. The basic game play of Stack the Countries is similar to Stack the States.  Instead of facts about US states, Stack the Countries asks geography questions about countries around the world: capital cities, bordering countries, flag, landmark, location...  When you answer a question correctly, you win a country piece to put in your stack.  When the stacked… Read More

Kids Maps – An Interactive Map Puzzle post image

Since an earlier post recommended a geography app for kids 6 or older, I felt I should find one for younger kids too. I found Kids Maps. This is a map puzzle game. I can easily see a toddle play this game. How to play: When you start, you see an empty US map. Pieces of various states will show up and your job is to drag the state piece to the right position on the map, then drop it… Read More

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