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Geo4Kids, a company that develops geography-related products for children, presents a new member of its growing family of interactive applications that aim to solve these problems and make geography look more attractive in the eyes of the young generation.

Geo4Kids, a developer of educational geographic software, announces the release of Countries and Capitals, an interactive world atlas intended for learning the locations of the world countries and the names of their capital cities. The program features colorful maps of all six continents and also offers a challenging quiz mode where the user needs to guess either the location of a specific country or the name of the country by its capital. At the end of each quiz session, the user sees the quiz statistics and can identify his or her weak areas. If the task seems to be too hard, the user can click the compass in the lower left corner of the screen to see a tip.

"We always felt there was a serious lack of software that would help kids learn geography the fun way. For many middle schoolers and even older kids, geography as a subject boils down to learning statistical data," says Andrew Steinberg, a project manager at Geo4Kids. "And although we cannot completely get rid of this part of geography, we did our best to make the learning process as fun and challenging as we could. The initial feedback has been very positive so far, so we will continue developing this and similar products for educating the young generation about the world around them."

Since the product is primarily intended for children, it's extremely easy to use. The user can see the name of a country, its capital and flag simply by placing the mouse cursor over its image on the map. Such countries as the US, Germany, Australia and Canada can be explored on a lower level - clicking them will open detailed maps of states, lands, provinces or territories.

Countries and Capitals will become a helpful aide for every student taking geography at school and an efficient assistant for every geography teacher.

Pricing and Availability

Countries and Capitals can be purchased for as low as $17.95 (local taxes may apply). Purchasing a license removes the limitations of the trial version and entitles the user to free technical support by email and free upgrades to new versions of the program. Registration information is sent to the user immediately after an order is placed. Detailed information on Countries and Capitals, usage tips, a video tour, a help section and a free downloadable trial version of the program are available at the company's website, Geo4Kids.com.

The software works under Windows, MacOS and Linux, which makes it compatible with the overwhelming majority of home and school PC's.

Product page link: http://geo4kids.com
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Geo4Kids is a small team of creative IT professionals developing educational tools that combine ease of use with an entertaining process and an element of challenge. The company specializes in geographic tools and is committed to making the very process of studying geography easy and exciting for users or all ages.

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