Why we love this app
It appeals to older elementary students who are looking for a little adventure while learning world geography. The introduction is beautifully animated, with simple instructions and a creative backdrop (which can be skipped). The gameplay is rather tongue-in-cheek, although the questions can be challenging.
What it teaches and how it works
Tiny Countries teaches world geography, offering lessons and quizzes around capitols, major landmarks, and geographic borders. Players can successfully hop from one country to another across oceans and other terrain. Answer correctly and move on to the next question en route to saving the world. Enough wrong answers and they’ll be swimming with sharks.
Why your kid won't be able to put it down
As Tiny, players are tasked with protecting the world from Dr. Evil (different from the Austin Powers character). There is a lot of time spent learning enough about the 75 countries surveyed to save the world.
|appoLearning Report Card||
|Features specific educational objectives|
|Fosters critical thinking|
|Adapts to kids' skill level|
|Intellectually stimulating for children|
|Instructions are clear and simple|
|Well-suited to age group|
|Assesses progress and proficiency|
|Parents and teachers can assess progress|
|Features and Design|
|Unique in its concept, design and approach|
|Engaging design and repeatable content|
|Excellent value for price|
|Doesn't require additional in-app spending|
|Safety and Privacy|
|Doesn't expose kids to external services or advertisers|
|Doesn't ask for personal data|
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