When I first saw this game, I was a bit sceptical. I thought it would be above my 2nd grader's ability level, and that we wouldn't be able to use it for a few more years. Imagine my shock, when she demanded I sit with her, and play along with her! She quickly started pointing out the states that she knew, and begged me to help her spell the States correctly.
As a home schooling mom, I am always looking for fun and challenging ways to teach concepts and facts, with out having to use the standard repetition, memory, and other tricks.
See the USA not only helps get the children used to manipulating the US map, but also keeps them interested and challenged!
See the USA is a great tool for helping teach United States Geography (and spelling!) to our youngsters!!! As I said, I got the game for my 2nd grader, and while it's a bit over her head right now, she's already able to correctly name at least 10 states, and show where they are! This is awesome.
I remember back in high school, when we had to study the states and capitols over and over. If we didn't pass those timed tests, we were doomed to take the class over and over, until we figured it out. I would fight and fight to remember all
the tiny states on the east coast, and their capitols. Memory tricks, repetitions, flash cards, colored maps, and sheer stubbornness... and I was STILL struggling. I wish someone had shown this game to me back then!! Perhaps it would have saved me from the endless headaches and battles with my parents over studies and practice tests!
I will be using this game over and over thru the next 10 years or so... as I slowly work all my children thru the needed knowledge of learning the State Names, Locations, and Capitols. I love that they can skip the trivia, and move right to quizzes. This game is a great 20 minute Homework Spree, that won't leave my homework shy youngsters dreading the next computer session.
Now, where would I fond more games like this? I think my children are going to love computer time, while forgetting that they are actively learning and comprehending by the minute. I would recommend this game for children ages 8 to 80!
If you liked this, don't forget to try Oregon Trail Deluxe too!