I like free and downloadable interactive curriculum aides!
I'm in homeschooling heaven! Why? Because I've recently discovered yet another great resource that makes my life as a homeschooling mom a little easier—and my kids even learn a lot, too!
I'm talking about Seterra, which is a great geography program that I've recently downloaded onto my computer. Seterra uses interactive outline maps to help learn continents, countries, cities, capitals, and flags. And the best part is that it's a lot more comprehensive than many of the online geography "quizzes" we've used in the past, especially since Seterra has many activities that cover major cities (which I think is a lot more practical than knowing just the capital of countries).
The kids also like that the program keeps track of high scores, so they're always trying to beat each other.
So far Jaden and Jerah have worked on the U.S. states, Central American countries, South American countries, Canadian provinces and territories, and major cities in the U.S. (which is quite an extensive list of cities). Next we'll move on over to Europe, Africa, and Asia, where I have a feeling we'll be parked for a while.
We are definitely going to continue using this free interactive geography site as the kids really enjoy it and it's so convenient to use.