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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

FREE World Geography App Recommendation

We are not a family that limits app downloads exclusively to educational games... but I sure do appreciate when a game is not merely for fun, but educational, too. Such is the case with "Stack the Countries" (lite). Cute, fun, engaging, AND educational. Yay!

"Stack the Countries" is listed for ages 4+. While I imagine it might be best for 8+, due to the degree of world knowledge and reading required, Mag actually loves it at age 5! Most often, I read the questions to her, and she asks for hints for the correct response... but even that M.O. fosters great world awareness. She is getting exposure to names of countries, visualizing their relative sizes, and hearing facts about each... even remembering many international landmarks, like The Great Wall of China and Ayers Rock. Not bad for a free app!

Here's an excerpt from the product description: 

CONTROL YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE: You can choose to focus on just one specific continent or play the whole world. You can also select which types of questions are asked.

▸ Capitals
▸ Landmarks
▸ Major Cities
▸ Continents
▸ Border Countries
▸ Languages
▸ Flags
▸ Country Shapes

Love it! Love it! Love it! HT to Becky at KidWorldCitizen for the heads up on this great app!

And you? Any great, FREE world apps to recommend?


  1. This sounds like a great app - I've been toying with the idea of buying an iPad and apps like this make me feel like I really should!

    1. Yes, if you're somewhat selective, you can get some fabulous apps for almost free! Enough of those and the iPad will pay for itself, right?

  2. We have Stack the States! I'll have to check out the countries one.

    1. I'm glad you said that, because it reminds me that I should try to balance our world focus with some U.S. enthusiasm. I'm a little lax on that one. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. sounds like fun! something i could definitely benefit from as well as my kiddos!
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