Touchable Earth App Review

Touchable Earth draws children directly into contact with people and places around the world by letting them explore the lives of real children from six different countries around the world. This highly engaging approach to geography and the study of international cultures makes extensive use of high-resolution photographs and video recordings to bring the world to life in vivid color, motion, and sound.

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iLearn: Canada App Review

iLearn: Canada is a well-designed app for learning and practicing the names of Canada’s provinces and territories. This app serves equally well as a good supplement to core geography studies, a review tool, or even as an app for primary instruction and exposure.

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Henrietta is Hungry App Review

Henrietta is Hungry takes your child on a whirlwind trip around the world as seen through the experiences of a little girl in search of the perfect meal. International cuisine, exotic locales, lively narration and charming illustrations seal the deal on this high-interest storybook app. Budding foodies and armchair travelers will love it!

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Lulu in Polynesia Guest Review

Children will love this story and in the process, they will learn about the places, people and animals of the islands of French Polynesia. This book also has intuitive settings, including nice narration that can be set up for French or English. My little one is already asking about the next adventure in this series, and I predict yours will too. Recommended!

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BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week App Review

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week never fails to interest my children. Each educational short receives repeated viewings each week by many members of the family. This is a stand-by must-install-and-keep-loaded app in our home on all devices.

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Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride App Review

Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride provides hours of educational content for children that is both deeply memorable, historically accurate, and engaging. This incredibly full app uses a wide range of interactive, multi-sensory experiences to provide elementary-age children with an exciting, living experience of early American history.

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The Magnificent Travelling Palace App Review

The Magnificent Travelling Palace is a fantastical journey taken by a group of children in their efforts to find a luxury train reputed to be traveling through their region. While they look for (and ultimately explore) the train, your children will likewise be drawn into Indian culture and will invariably have their interest in this intriguing country piqued through the intriguing storyline and top-notch production of this app.

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Map My Globe Full App Review

Map My Globe Full is an opportunity to engage in competitive, social gaming around geography puzzles and quiz questions with your family. With seven detailed geography puzzles, five quiz levels, and fun, travel based rewards, this app will more likely succeed in engaging children who need motivation to work with geography than more open-ended apps will.

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The Dream, World Explorer Edition App Review

The Dream, World Explorer Edition is a splendid blending of story, facts, and interactive educational mini-games conveying a simple, broad sweep of the flavor of the language, culture, and places of Arabia. While links to social media are inserted too prominently and frequently for my liking, The Dream provides an impressive amount of content in both the free lite version and the full World Explorer Edition.

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SimpleSort: Continents App Review

SimpleSort: Continents combines a mini geography reference library filled with a book for each continent covering major general geography topics with a fun sorting game that asks your child to categorize these same items by continent using the SimpleSort bucket approach followed by an interactive map display.

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Knowledge Nova App Review

Knowledge Nova is a straight forward (and sort of funny) way to tackle the memorization of US history, geography, world geography, art history facts, and even has a dash of spelling thrown in with word unscrambling. With four levels included for free relating to the US. Presidents, states, and capitals it’s definitely worth a free download to check this out as an independent activity or as a family game team effort.

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Arches National Park Geology Tour HD App Review

Whether you use Arches National Park Geology Tour HD as an armchair virtual tour through the park, take your iDevice on site to dig deeper into the geology of the area during an in-person visit, or use the app to teach your high schooler geology in context, this app is gorgeous and full of detail.

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Discovery Kids Sharks App Review

Discovery Kids Sharks is packed full of educational content within its multi-media exploratory experience. Far more enticing than a typical science book, this app uses quizzes and interactivity to its advantage - exciting the natural curiosity and love for learning that children have. We highly recommend it.

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Puzzling Plates

Puzzling Plates is an accessible, rapid way to gain a working knowledge of many basic geology topics. From plate tectonics to the layers of the earth, to the formation of volcanoes and mountain ranges through tectonic plate interaction, and more – Puzzling Plates is a fun and challenging way to explore earth science topics hands-on with the iPad.

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