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USA for Kids - games for discovering America and the US states and their capitals

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Varied, fun journey through U.S. geography and history.

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Free to try, Paid, Free Educational Games
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There's something to spark almost every kid's interest in America on USA FOR KIDS - GAMES FOR DISCOVERING AMERICA AND THE US STATES AND THEIR CAPITALS. This app includes the usual American presidents information and state and capitals activities, but it also provides games that feature American musical instruments, sports, and animals natural to American habitats (such as bald eagles, alligators, and bison).

Since USA for Kids includes voice narration for instructions and some content, this can be a good choice for younger kids just beginning to learn about U.S. geography, history, and culture. But with a target age of 4 and up, it's bothersome that this developer intertwines free with free-to-try and paid content. This mingling can be frustrating and disappointing for kids as they try to play but are limited in certain areas -- and irritating for parents who weren't planning on making in-app purchases for full access. Still, if you're looking for a good starter U.S. geography, history, and culture app and are willing to pay for full access, USA for Kids is a solid choice.

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