Getting young explorers excited about different cultures and geography is just a few clicks away, thanks to a growing array of edu-taining and globally-minded apps that’ll send your Dora and Diego on their own virtual globetrotting adventures. Flip through our album to unearth captivating apps that teach your budding world traveler about foreign cuisines, global geography, international languages…and even space travel!
GeoGuessr — Let’s Explore the World!
Imagine suddenly being plopped somewhere in the world and it’s your job to figure out exactly where the heck you are, based only on visual clues provided by the location. That’s the premise of GeoGuessr, a surprisingly addictive educational app and web-based game. Powered by Google Maps and Google Street View, players are transported to myriad locations around the globe, from the arid Australian bush to the zooming streets of New York City. We love the scavenger hunt quality of the game as well as the views of the exotic and not-so-exotic locales.
Pro-tip: pick up clues of your whereabouts by reading street signs, checking out indigenous flora and fauna, and considering local architecture.
Good for: Ages 6 & up
What’s your favorite global app? Tell us in the comments!
— Kipp Jarecke-Cheng