kids discover geography

I’m always answering the “why” questions from my kids.  Sometimes I have the actual answer and other times I make something up.  Every once in a while I just won’t say anything in hopes that they stop asking until I can get home and Wikipedia the answer.

That’s precisely why I have a certain fondness for the KIDS DISCOVER line of edu-apps.  I’ve gotten out of some pretty tricky explaining (maybe fabricating?) of some pretty tricky subjects, like galaxies and simple machines.  Using a calculated combination of different media – animations, photographs, short clips among some – the KD apps provide a healthy balance of pure education and complete amusement.

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KIDS DISCOVER Geography is the newest release in the KD line, but in my opinion outshines its predecessors. The opening sequence is breathtaking – a panoramic 360-degree view of a snow-capped mountain range.  Content is even more amazing, with visual examples of topics like longitude and latitude, and an animation of time zones.

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I was really impressed with this app.  There’s a distinct possibility that I learned all about equators and poles in school but I haven’t called on that information in a long time, and KIDS DISCOVER Geography made me want to re-learn.  My 5-year-old needed help with the reading but was blown away by the computer-generated POV of above the Hoover Dam.

At $3.99 this app isn’t cheap but it’s certainly worth it.  It’s perfect as a supplemental learning tool in alternative educational environments, and it helps explain a lot when you start getting the “Why” questions.  Trust me.

Pros:

– Breathtaking photography and video of the world
– A nice blend of educational and fun to help teach kiddos about geography
– Age-appropriate and simplified explanations of complex topics

Cons:

– Non-reading younger players will need a reader for some parts

five-star

Price: $3.99
Age: 8-13

Take a trip around the world with KIDS DISCOVER Geography

 

 

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