We Reviewed Dozens Of The Best Geography Apps for Kids So You Don’t Have To. Here Are Our Top Picks.
Everyone should learn about the world and its countries to be well-educated and aware. Plus, most people find other cultures to be interesting or even fascinating. With the advent of the internet and instant communication, we are closer to one another than ever before. And the time to teach children to be accepting and understanding of other cultures is right now. The experiences you help them have in childhood will shape who they become as adults.
Are you looking for a way to teach your children or students geography? Wish you personally knew your world maps and capitals better? This list of geography apps will help you get there. From the close-to-home apps about the United States to more exotic apps about other countries, this list is exactly what you need right now!
Geography Drive Arcade
Price: Ninety-nine cents on iOS App Store; $1.99 on Google Play Store
Time to brush up on your U.S. geography with a fun fast-paced quiz game! Geography Drive Arcade features four fun mini-games that are designed to help kids learn the shape, spelling, flag and capital of every state in America. The four games included are as follows: 1) The State Shape Challenge – kids must correctly identify a state shape, 2) The Flagstaff State Flag Game – kids are shown several state flags and asked to find the flag for a specific state, 3) The State Capital Challenge – kids are given a list of all the state capitals and told the name of a state, they must pick the capital that matches that state, and 4) The Honolulu Spelling Bee – kids are asked to spell each state name.
In addition to the mini-games, there is also a helpful study map of America, as well as 50 state brochures packed with facts and historical information. For a small investment, you can have loads of geographic info plus fun games at your fingertips. This app would be a great way to click away the miles during your next family road trip!
Would you like to teach your child a little bit more than just the states, maybe something a little more on a global scale? Meet Kids Planet Discovery, the app that will teach children about the world through music, cultures, animals and much more! There are various topics to choose from, such as: Planet Music, Discover Africa, Discover India, USA Puzzle, Planet Cultures and Planet Animals.
Through matching games, musical games, memory games and puzzles, kids will learn all about different cultures and countries. The app is free to download, and includes some in-app purchases. You can add to the collections of information for $1.99 to $2.99 or unlock everything for $4.99. If you would like to explore the planet with your child, be sure to check this one out!
Test knowledge of flags, borders, cities, and landmarks around the world with this engaging and gorgeously-illustrated app. Use the Training mode to increase your knowledge, then hook up with the Challenge mode where you have 60 seconds to answer questions in all categories.
The app keeps leader board stats so you can compete with friends (or siblings). It’s free to download, and offers an in-app purchase to remove the advertisements for $1.99.
How about some arcade fun while you learn about countries around the world? This app teaches you about each country’s capital, landmarks, and geographic features. Once you’ve mastered a country and explored it thoroughly, stack them to reach the checkered goal line at the top of the screen.
There are 193 interactive flashcards to help you learn. There are over 1000 unique questions. Players can also choose to focus their learning on a single continent or go global. The app offers a unique way to study geography.
Test your geography knowledge against players around the world with this app. You will learn about (and compete on) Country name, Capitals, their location, Areas, Population, and Flags. The app shows standings of a whole world of players, so you can compare your know-how to the best of the best.
The app is free to try and play. You can unlock all the levels with an in-app purchase of $1.99.
This app is sure to get your child excited about geography! It’s an engaging game where knowledge of world countries and places will help users to save the world! There are 15 mysteries spanning 7 continents. 75 countries are in the app to learn about.
The interface is engaging and animated, and who doesn’t love a good save-the-world game? Your child will hardly notice that he or she is “studying” with this great app.
This great puzzle app will help even young children begin to learn about the United States. They can complete the U.S. map, puzzle-style, and also learn about state names, capitals, and even fun facts about each area. The colorful state puzzle pieces even teach the abbreviations for each state.
The app includes a tutorial. There is also a robust hint system so kids won’t feel stuck for too long. This app is part of a larger series of geographic puzzles, so you will want to check out the developers’ website at kidsmapsapp.com.
Put the entire world at your child’s fingertips with this informative geography app. Kids will learn about places, people, events, animals and plants as they explore. There’s something here to tickle every user’s fancy. From caves to landmarks, from cities and countries to unique animals, this app has it all.
There are hours and hours of exploration here right at children’s fingertips. When they are done, they will be much more informed, but most of all, they will be on the path to developing the wonder and delight that we want them to experience in the world around them and in learning.
World Geography Quiz Game features 4,000 questions at four levels of difficulty, so there’s never a lack of content! It covers 400 different countries, regions, and islands. The app also keeps tabs on your performance and offers specific training to build your weak skills. Compete with other players around the world to see who is the champion!
It won’t take long playing this game to become a true geography expert. The game offers in-app purchases of hints and extra lives for prices between $1.99 and $19.99.
This highly-rated trivia app will challenge geographical knowledge of adults and children alike. It’s great to play on the go, too, since there is an off-line mode for when you don’t have an internet connection. Trivia questions are grouped into unique and fun categories, and you can save your progress by logging in with Facebook or Google.
This app will undoubtedly stimulate your brain, but if you need them, there are hints available. Plus new levels are added regularly, so the content will always seem fresh and stimulating. The in-app purchases range in price from $1.99 to $40.99.