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. As each piece appears, the name of the state and a quick fact about it are spoken. The facts are said in a very fun way, like “North Dakota is where lots of geese live”. When the state is placed, the state abbreviation is presented on it, so children can learn the name, shape, location and abbreviation.
The interface is colorful and clean, making the play easy. The narration is friendly and upbeat, which ensures a positive experience while playing the game. There is a tutorial if you need one.
If your move is not correct, you will get a hint. However, if you want to, you can turn off the hints, narration and music. There is also a difficulty setting that determines if the pieces fit into the place automatically or not.
Overall, this puzzle makes learning states a lot fun. Any kids played some sort of puzzle can play this one.
It is available for iPad only (not for iPhone at this time). It also has an Android version.
Cost: $2.99 at App Store.
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Sounds fun, would be great if they had it for other countries, or even a world map
They have “stack the country”. I have not get a chance to check it out yet.
That sounds like fun.
It is. 🙂
I absolutely love this! We will be downloading this app ASAP.
My son is only two and may not be able to sort or purposefully get the pieces in the correct spot, but I think the app would still open up discussion for colors and for practicing sorting, etc.
Yes, for younger ones, they can start using it as a simple puzzle game. Gradually they will get the states names, shapes, etc.
Sounds fun! We tried Math vs. Zombies (mentioned in a post earlier this week) and my daughter liked it a lot. I agree with you that the music has got to go!! Thanks for the great ideas!
Glad your daughter like it. I thought girls won’t like zombies. I only have a boy, what do I know. 🙂