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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

Stack the States

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… Read More