Do you have kids that love geography?  Or maybe you want to help them “brush up” on their geography and state trivia?  If so, check out State Bingo and Road Trip US – a new app that is great for helping kids with learning all about the United States of America.  I really enjoyed this app, and think that it is both educational and a lot of fun.  I wanted to be sure and mention that the State Bingo and Road Trip US app has been featured in the “New and Noteworthy” category for Education in the App Store as well!

This app features two main games: 1) State Bingo and 2) Road Trip US.  With State Bingo, kids will play a bingo-style game in which they try to answer questions correctly to line up “Bingo”.  There are three difficulty levels in State Bingo; Easy, Medium, or Hard.  The Easy and Medium levels have cards that show the state shape as well as the state name on each answer card, however, with the Hard level…kids will only see the state shape (so they will have to know which state it is by seeing the shape).  Of course, the questions are progressively more difficult as you move from the Easy through Hard levels.  Sample questions are as follows: “I am the second largest state.  Who am I?”, or “My abbreviation is AL.  Who am I?”, or even a little more difficult, “Travel east from the center of Connecticut and I will be the first state your reach.  Who am I?”…I thought that these were all great questions, and kids could definitely learn a lot playing this game.

With the Road Trip US game, kids will be able to choose from 5 different routes: 1) Eastbound Trip, 2) Westbound Trip, 3) Lewis and Clark Trail (Illinois to Oregon), 4) Oregon Trail (Missouri to Oregon), or 5) Pony Express Trail (Missouri to California).  As with State Bingo, kids can also choose to play Easy, Medium or Hard…allowing for easier or more difficult gameplay.  In this mode of play you will begin in a state and then pick a neighboring state to begin your drive in the direction you choose.  As you enter each neighboring state, you will be asked questions along the way (about the state you drive into)…of course, as you answer correctly, your road trip continues.  I enjoyed this game as well and had a lot of fun answering all the trivia questions about the different U.S. states.

I thought that the State Bingo and Road Trip US app was wonderful!  I think that kids could learn a lot about geography and United States trivia using this app.  I highly recommend this app to parents who want to help their kids learn all about the United States of America!

Price when Reviewed: $2.99

See the app in iTunes

Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.  This app is designed for iPad.

Seller: Niyaa LLC

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.


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