Games with a geography focus help kids gain an interest in geography and get good grades at school! By playing geography games, kids acquire a knowledge of the world and become interested in the vastness and diversity of our planet.
Before you start looking for games, we recommend that you get a globe. A globe is a great gift by the way. A globe can help decorate your child's bedroom. Globes can also get kids really excited. As they spend hours rotating the globe, they learn to spot countries and continents on the world globe map. A globe can be a great way to get a child interested in geography!
Globes can help kids learn to spot countries and cities on a world globe map.
Maps can be fun. There are many fun map games for kids that you can buy such as the map games made by “Shape Etc”. They contain 30 maps per package (including world maps and US maps) and are great for practice.
There are also electronic interactive maps. These maps are usually clickable and produce sounds. Kids learn how to pronounce the names of countries and also learn about various cultures.
Map games for kids include practice maps and electronic interactive maps.
There are many geography books that you can buy that can introduce kids to maps and globes, places and regions, societies and more. Some books even include CDs with maps, videos and fun geography games.
Geography books for kids are fun and often include maps and CDs that help kids learn geography.
Geography puzzle games
Geography puzzle games can usually be played at an early age (from age 4). Geography jigsaw puzzles can also make learning world geography fun. In the process of putting the puzzle together, children learn about states and capitals. If the puzzle seems a bit complicated, you can help your kid solve the puzzle game. This is another way to spend a nice time with
Don't hesitate to use glue as the puzzle, once completed, can be hung in your child's bedroom wall. Your child can then look at the completed puzzle with a sense of pride and have a nice decorative map in his bedroom!
We recommend the GEO Toys puzzle games (ages 4 and above) which won the Dr Toy Award. They introduce kids to world geography and Geo Toys offers 3 puzzles: the World Geopuzzle, the Geopuzzle US and Canada, and the Geopuzzle Europe.
In geography puzzle games, kids put together a puzzle and learn about countries and continents in the process
Geography board games
Geography board games are fun and they are a great way for the family to spend some time together. By spending hours playing these fun geography board games, they can dramatically expand their knowledge. Very quickly, kids memorize ever capital city in the US and Europe!
One of the geography board games that we recommend is Brain Quest Around The World by University Games (ages 8 and above). Players explore the world and answer questions about different cities, countries and continents.
Name that Country Game by Educational Insights (ages 8 and above) is another of the geography games that we like. In order to advance on the board’s map, players have to correctly identify countries.
We also recommend, the Out of the Box geography board game (ages 10 and above) which has received the Dr Toy Smart Toy award and which can also be enjoyed by adults. There are different geography games with different themes (USA, Asia, Africa, etc). In the game, kids travel a country by jet, car and on foot.
Geography board games are fun, a great way for the family to spend time together and for kids to learn geography.
Geography flash cards
Geography flash cards are pedagogical and they can help your kid get interested in learning about geography facts. There are many geography flash cards that you can buy. They usually include names of countries or states, with names of capitals and interesting territory facts. Flash card games often feature a set of problem and answer cards. They also can be played by multiple players.
We recommend the Modern Publishing geography flash cards. They contain beautifully illustrated cards depicting places from around the world with interesting facts on the back. They also include multiple choice questions about geography and habitats.
Geography video games
Parents are usually reluctant about video games. There are actually geography video games that be a great way for kids to learn about geography. Kids can learn about cities, states and countries all while having fun. Therefore, if you have to buy a video game for your kid, we recommend a video game with a geography focus.
The Learning Company has a video game that we highly recommend called "Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego?" (ages 8 and above). This game helps children expand their knowledge of US geography and practice map-reading. The game also includes breathtaking photographs that both kids and adults can enjoy.
There is also the Jeopardy Geography video game. It is one of the geography games that is used by teachers. The video games includes over 600 questions about geography.