Tiny Countries for iPad is one of the most fun apps that I’ve tried in a while. The purpose of the app is to help students learn the locations of 75 countries, their capitals, their notable cities, and some of their unique geographic features. Students learn this information in a game format. The scenario of the game is this, students have to help capture the “evil” characters (the characters are farm animals) by correctly answering the questions faster than the evil characters. Before trying each of the missions students can review each of the countries by tapping on the “learn” icon in the game. Watch the video below for an overview of the game.
Tiny Countries for iPad could be a great app for elementary school students to use to learn world geography. Older students might like it too. In fact, if I hadn’t forced myself to stop after two missions I might have played the game all evening.
Tiny Countries for iPad is currently listed at $3.99.