Best Kids Apps

Stack the States

Learning states and capitals has never been this fun
Rated 5/5 based on 7 customer reviews
$0.99 In stock
Jamie Pearson. and work as an Freelance writer, a mother of two, and the publisher of two popular-ish websites: Best Kids Apps and Travel Savvy Mom. at BestKidsApps.
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  • $0.99


Stack the States offers kids a fun way to face the necessary evil that is memorizing our nation’s 50 states and their capitals.

I don’t know what your school district curriculum looks like, but our kids have to go through this mind-numbing process in 5th grade.  How I wish we’d had this app then!

Why we like it:
It’s a simple, but ingenious concept for a game.  Answer questions about states correctly and “win” that state.  Then position, rotate, and drop states in a pile in an effort to reach a checkered line.  States peer at you through cartoon eyes and blink and look at each other, which boosts the cute factor.

One of the best things about this game is that it shows the relative size of the various states.  Who knew Connecticut was so tiny?!  As you collect states on your personalized map, you unlock three free bonus games too.

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We tested version 1.4, which is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.  Developer Dan Russell-Pinson. Read our disclosure policy.

7 thoughts on “Stack the States

  1. Bridgette says:

    This is one of our very favorite apps! My kids are four and six and they love this one so much that they wanted to start learning more about the states straight away–now we use this app as a reward for learning new things.

  2. Kimberley Bruesch says:

    This is among our favorite apps. The developer has added questions about major cities and landmarks in a recent update and has more new features scheduled for future updates. He even released a new app called Stack the Countries! Though it is hard to find any fault with this game or any way to improve it, I would like to see questions relating to bodies of water.

  3. Evelyn says:

    Would be nice if this game was available on other tablets, not just IPad

  4. Terry says:

    Learn The States has been very effective for our household.

  5. Heather says:

    We love this app, but we live in Kansas City, Missouri, and noticed that the answer to the question “Where is Kansas City Located?” is “Kansas.” There is a Kansas City, Kansas (Population of 146,453) AND a Kansas City, Missouri (Population of 463,202). Would love for the developer to clarify that question so that players aren’t confused. Thanks!

  6. Sean says:

    This is a favorite of my daughters. The playability component really adds to the experience. For learning the locations of countries around the world, I recommend our app: Geo Challenge World Map and Flag Master for Kids.

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