Most of you know we homeschool our boys. We also travel domestically. A lot. Because of that, US Geography is a subject in our repertoire. I struggled for well over a year to find the right way to include it in our studies, but came up short time and again. The programs I found typically had three problems:
- They were very pricey, with little value for the money.
- They were shallow and required me to spend extraordinary amounts of time finding supplemental activities.
- They were too academically rigid, taking the fun out of learning.
I stumbled upon Which Way USA™ about six months ago, and we’ve been using it wholeheartedly ever since. Let me tell you why.
Try out the Introduction Set for just $6.95 + shipping and handling. It includes two state books, accompanying state maps, Official Game Guide, collectible license plate key tags, and access to online content. After you try it, I know you’ll love it as much as we did. You can continue to receive 2 State Sets every four weeks for $6.95 per set plus $2.45 shipping and handling. Find more details about this Which Way USA offer here.
The Which Way USA™ geography-based puzzle book club is the perfect blend of digital and print activities for ages 6-12 and is a great teaching resource that lets kids to explore two U.S. states each month! Every four weeks a new set arrives right to your door and includes:
- Two 32-page state books and accompanying 17”x 21½” full-color state maps
- 64-page Official Game Guide to track state-to-state progress*
- Access codes for exclusive online play at WhichWayUSA.com
- Collectible state license plate key tags
Depth of Information
I’m just going to be blunt; we tried another popular geography program. You know the one…with the suitcase? I was overwhelmingly disappointed with the shallow bits and pieces of information that came each month. I’m not trying to be Negative Nancy, but if I am paying for an enrichment program, I don’t want to spend 15-20 hours a month of research time to make it usable.
That hasn’t been the case with this program. When New York arrived, we learned about Grand Central Station, the Statue of Liberty, Broadway, the Bronx Zoo, Baseball, Niagara Falls, and Montauk Point Lighthouse. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! In Texas, Cadillac Ranch, Long Horns, Johnson Space Center, San Antonio, and so much more!
We don’t use Which Way USA™ exclusively. When a particular city or landmark within a state grabs my son’s attention, we go “all in” to learn more about it. We add YouTube videos, library books, and Netflix documentaries. The point is, these additions are simple and rewarding for the entire family. Our Highlights™ subscription drives our supplementary information, not vice versa.
Learning Is Fun
My son is six years old with the attention span of a gnat. If it isn’t fun, he’s off to the next thing. If a program contains a great wealth of information, but fails to present it in a fun manner then it doesn’t work for us. Luckily, Which Way USA™ strikes a perfect balance. It includes mazes, crossword puzzles, hidden pictures, and other games. Our subscription also includes a digital component for more fun online. Finally, with stickers, maps, license plate key tags, and a few other fun items, it satisfies his tactile learning needs, as well.
So there you have it – the reasons we love Which Way USA™, and why we recommend it to all of our friends (homeschooled or not!) I would love for you to try it out with your kids!
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Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post for Which Way USA™, but they didn’t solicit me. I have used their product for several months, and I love it. I approached them about working together because it is a stellar program. I don’t usually do product reviews here, but I believe this one is worth your time. As always, if I didn’t think it was killer, I wouldn’t write about. #keepingitreal