Age Scale: 7-13
Quick Line: Hit the Road With This App!
What Educators Need to Know:
Planning on traveling this summer? Download State Bingo and Road Trip U.S. and have your child learn about the U.S. as you go!
The app features two games, the first of which is State Bingo. Choose a level: Easy, Medium, and Hard. Users answer questions and riddles about states. Stumped? Use the fully illustrated map to help you on the first two levels. Think you are an expert? The reference map has only state names and you have to answer questions by state shapes instead of names. Talk about a challenge! Win the games to send states to statehood.
In Road Trip, select a travel direction for Pep the car. Answer at least one question to move Pep to the next state. Choose wisely or you’ll end up with flat tires! This isn’t a problem if you stick with the Easy level, like me!
There are several things that sets this app apart. One, it is very comprehensive. The content includes state capitals, state shapes, U.S. regions, map navigation, facts, landmarks, nicknames, and more. Two, the built in reference map is stellar – very pleasing to the eye and contains just enough information to not overwhelm the user. Three, I gravitate towards multi-level games. It allows a teacher the flexibility to meet the needs of individual learners so easily! I can easily envision a classroom of mixed ability learners enjoying this app.