Find more free software        Help your child learn with games, software and educational activities from Owl and Mouse Educational Software.   Early reading software—phonics software, alphabet games, and Dolch sight words in a fairy tale story.  All of it FREE!  Free online USA maps, world maps, map of Europe, map puzzles of the US, Europe, Africa, Asia, and many more.  You can build your own castle and coat of arms—free downloads.

Educational Software and Maps from Owl and Mouse:





Learn US States and Capital with our new map quiz


US States, Capitals and Map Skills - Map Quiz


Online Map


Learn to Read with Free Software from Owl and Mouse


More Maps


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Learn geography


The Monsoon in China - How Chinese agriculture fed so many people


A Brief History and Geography of China

Maps that Teach
Learn United States and World geography with Maps that Teach.  Interactive maps to learn continents, countries, states, capitals, borders, physical features and cultural monuments.

Free, on-line Map Puzzles - U.S. and world. Learn the countries of different continents and their capitals with these fun and educational map puzzle games. Do you know where the evening news is coming from?  No downloading or installation.  PC or Mac.  Free Software!  Original download Map Puzzles for PC only still available from this page.  NEW!  China Provinces Map Puzzle.

1100 Question US Mega Geography Quiz. Playful and intriguing, Professor Quill's Quiz is a great way to learn about the United States.

United States Geography Quizzes - Learn states, capitals, US geography and map skills with our on-line quizzes:
•  Learn US States and Capitals with a fun map quiz - Quiz 1

•  US States, Capitals and learning Map Skills Quiz - Quiz 2

Online Interactive Maps:
     Our new On-line interactive maps of the continents showing borders, countries, capitals and surroundings.

United States
Middle East
South America
Central America
Southeast Asia and Australia

Printable U.S. State Maps  Labeled and unlabeled maps of all of the 50 states for classroom and student use.  Free!

Online Atlas  Maps of the countries of all of the continents and U.S. states.

U.S. Map Puzzle   Learn the states of the United States and their capitals with this fun and educational puzzle game.  How fast can you put all of the states in the right places?  Free Software!

States and capitals of the U.S.

US Physical Features Map - Cut and Paste  Learn the locations of the major US geographical feature with a free hands-on paste up map.


MegaMaps - Walk Through the Continents    NEW!  online version.  Print U.S. and World maps from a single page to 8 pages (nearly 7 feet across). Large maps to learn geography, to color for fun, or to put together as a puzzle. This is a fun way to learn the states, their capitals and foreign countries. Great for classrooms and homeschool.

Walk through the continents

Teach a Child to Read    All of our reading and reading-readiness pages.

Print Giant Letters - one page to huge

Teach your Child the Letters of the Alphabet Alphabet Activities to learn the ABCs.

Learn Letters   FREE! Learn Letters teaches children to know and make the 26 letters of the alphabet.  Using the shapes the letters have in common, the child is guided as he combines shapes to make the lower case letters of the alphabet.  Now Online, no downloading!

Learn the names and shapes of letters

Color Letters    Help your child learn the letters of the alphabet with a full page letter and an animal or object whose name starts with that letter.  An easy, fun introduction to our alphabet.

Letter Sounds  FREE!  Children learn letter sound relationships playing a free educational phonics games using the modalities - sight, sound, movement - that a computer makes possible.  Letter sound games for young children to learn beginning phonics.  Free Software.  Play all Letter Sounds online - no download or installation - PC or Mac.

Letter Sounds  - Children choose the correct letter that begins the word.

Letter Sounds - Blends  - Children choose the correct letters that begin the word.

Letter Sounds - 'S' Blends  - Blending 's' and another consonant to make the initial sound of a of a word.

Letter Sounds - Short Vowels  - Selecting the correct short vowel to begin a word.

Letter Sounds - Long Vowels  - Selecting the correct long vowel to begin a word.

Beginning phonics

Bridge to Reading    Children learn to read by reading in a fairy-tale adventure. Your child reads and writes complete sentences from the first screen. This CD-ROM has over 50 scenes and a dozen talking characters. When your child finishes the story they will be reading 105 of the most common words, in sentences of up to 11 words. When learning to read is fun, children want to read.

Beginning reading

Build your own Medieval Castle    Free software to build your own medieval castle, complete with towers, gatehouse and keep. To understand the parts of a castle, and why it was built that way, how an army lay siege to a castle, how a castle was defended, or what it might be like to live in a castle (this varied depending on who you were) - build a model castle. Build your own Medieval Castle is fun, educational hands-on learning. Free Software.

Build a Medieval Castle

Shields, Knights and Heraldry  Free software to print out shields and the elements of heraldry to create your own coat of arms. Learn the terminology and history of coats of arms.  New online version, no downloading, no installation, PC or Mac.

Shields, Knights and Heraldry

Make a Town
Make a Village
     Two free software programs with activities for students to create their own model towns or villages. Make a Town has 10 different houses and 7 stores; Make a Village has 5 houses, an apartment house and a church with a steeple. Kids set out streets, decide where different buildings should be and put in parks and shopping districts. This project teaches kids about how towns are arranged and how they grow. It can be used to teach everything from math to architecture, or just for fun. Free Software.

Make a Town

Make a Farm
     Software and activities for students to create their own model farm, with silo, barn, chicken coop, etc. Kids set out fields, choose crops, decide what animals to have on their farm, and what to grow to feed themselves and their animals. This project teaches kids about farm animals, crops and where food comes from. Free Software.

Make a Farm

Active Learning Projects
     Learning is active, not passive. Learning is doing, making, building, arranging, figuring out, changing. Active Learning Projects has fun, hands-on educational activities for kids K-8 from the Internet. Projects for enhancing, extending, or filling in the gaps in your child’s education; "After-Schooling", homeschooling and teachers. 

Hands on learning activities

     Educational and other links to sites on the World Wide Web.


Uninstall Downloaded Owl and Mouse Software
     How to uninstall our older downloaded Owl and Mouse software programs.  Not needed for our newer online programs.


Learn to Read by Reading with:


Bridge to Reading

"When learning to read is fun, children read"

Beginning reading

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