Today's children may be extremely well-versed in movie characters, Harry Potter's rivals and computer terminology, but when it comes to practical knowledge of such areas as geography, they may well appear surprisingly helpless and uneducated. This adverse modern globalization effect leaves an imprint on the way children perceive global news and facts about the world. Fortunately, modern computers are not just powerful entertainment devices - they can be used for education and e-learning and this aspect of their use should not be underestimated.
If you are looking for a piece of software that will teach your children geography better than their school teacher or their WoW clan, you should definitely give Countries and Capitals a try! Countries and Capitals is a fun to use interactive educational tool that will help your kids learn the names or world countries and their capital cities. The program is essentially a colorful interactive atlas and all you need to do to learn more about a specific country is to place your mouse cursor over it. The country will be highlighted and you will see more information about it. If you are sure that your children know the map well, you can easily test their knowledge using a built-in interactive quiz. Click either "Country" or "Capital" at the top of the main program screen to enter one of the two available game modes.
Once you are done playing, you will see your game statistics that will help you identify your weak areas. The program supports Windows, MacOS and Linux, so it can be installed on 99.99% of all home PC's in the world! Apart from countries and capitals, the program contains atlases of the USA, Germany, Australia and Canada showing states, lands and territories of these countries. If you are looking for a program that will help your children get basic information about the world countries and their capitals, try Countries and Capitals from Geo4Kids - it's fun and educating at the same time!