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Globes For Kids - Their Own Reviews

Updated on April 5, 2011

More than a Globe now....

Globes for Kids are both educational and fun. If you are as bad as me at geography (not my strongest subject) then the parent is actually educated at the same time.

With his V Tech Globe my 4 year old can now find where his Grandma and Grandad live now in the UK, where we live and most of the places that his Dad and me have travelled.

With his Leapfrog Globe Harry knows the distance that his Grandma and Grandad have to travel to come and see us. He also knows the number of people who live in the UK compared to Australia and the population of lots of other places.

V Tech Globe

Sam has the V Tech Globe - it was passed down from his older brother who has now advanced to the next level.

The V Tech Globe is a good starter globe. It shows where certain animals come from, like Kangaroo's from Australia etc. It asks you questions, where to find countries etc and it has a handle on it that does the impression that your child is flying to all the different countries. This is a great feature.

Fly and Discover VTech Globe - Same as Sams.....

This is the VTech globe that you can see Sam reviewing in the video. He loves his as you can see. The joystick allows him to fly all over the world and learn about the different places and animals etc. Your child becomes the pilot.

V Tech Globe Learn and Fly - Learn while flying.....

Your child controls the journey with the joystick, flying to all different parts of the world. This globe will learn your child while having fun at the same time. It will learn continents, fun animal facts, oceans, local music, languages and people and much more.

This one is a great place to start.

From 3 years old.

Sam's Review of the V Tech Globe

V Tech Preschool Learning Adventure - ages 5 and above....

This V Tech globe will teach a child about the different oceans, animals, continents, foreigh languages and lots more around the world. There are seven different missions flights to choose from or your child can just play in free mode. The globe can be controlled from a distance thanks to the wireless joystick.

Do You Have A Dora Fan at Your House ? - Dora, Dora, Dora the Explorer....

The V Tech Dora globe is a great hit for all the Dora fans out there. Your child will take Dora and Boots on an adventure to overcome different obstacles and visit the different countries of the world.

The globe conects to the TV for more interactive play.

The Debate on Educational toys.... - Voice you Opinion...

I know that there are mixed opinions on whether a child should have educational toys at home. Some parents believe it's pushing a child too hard, where others believe there are many benefits.

Do You Think Educational Toys are Important for a Child ?

Yes, it's important for them to have a few Educational toys.

Yes, it's important for them to have a few Educational toys.

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    • Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      I think that if it's a fun toy he loves playing with, why not! :)

    • LissaKlar LM 6 years ago

      All the better if they learn something while they're playing!

    • tiff0315 6 years ago

      The more ways to teach the better!

    • beerhead 6 years ago

      Yes I don't see why not especially if they have fun using them.

    • ohcaroline 6 years ago

      I believe the most important education a child gets is at home. It is the parent's place in a child's life to educate.

    • norma-holt 6 years ago

      You can't push kids too far these days. They are born with a lot more willingness to learn than we once gave them credit for. Its great that we are waking up to that fact.

    • JanieceTobey 6 years ago

      Oh, there is so much children can and do learn before they go to school! Most teachers are aware that a child's home life before they ever come to Kindergarten can make a big difference in their learning ability!

    • Susanna Duffy 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Many children don't go to school and rely on parents (who often have no training) to teach them how to explore the world and the possibilities open to them. I believe every toy should be educational

    • Stephen Carr 6 years ago from Corona, CA

      I have always thought all toys are somewhat educational.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Educational toys can be fun for children and sometimes even better because there is no classroom pressure. I will highly recommend toys at www.toysandstuff.net

    • hayleylou lm 7 years ago

      I think it's great for a child to have a few educational toys. The toys that learn a child now can be great fun at the same time.

    No, they get educated enough at school.

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      The Leapfrog Globe that Harry got for his birthday this year was a great buy. It's got lots of features. It asks you questions on finding the capital's etc. It gives you lots of information about different countries, i.e. population, currency etc. It tells you how apart countries which you select are from each other.

      It's very educational and I am sure this year as he starts Grade 1 it will get lots of use.

      Leapfrog Explorer Smart Globe - Harry Loves his.....

      This is the one that Harry has. It really is great and it will go on to be a great globe for him for many years. It teaches so much more than just countries. It will teach your child the different currencies used around the world, population, distance between countries, locations and names of countries, highest points, bodies of water, land area comparisons, continents, time zones, capitals and much more.

      It includes a quiz for your child called eureka with lots of different options - it asks about countries, currency, etc.

      It also includes a multi player game where up to 4 players can take part.

      It comes as no surprise to me to learn that this globe has won 6 awards.

      The recommended age is 8 years, but Harry got his when he had just turned 6 and loved it.

      Junior Leapfrog Globe.... - A younger version of Harrys...

      This is the junior version of the Harrys Leapfrog Globe. It teaches your child about oceans, continents, foreign languages, animals, landmarks and much more.

      Suitable for 3 years and upwards.

      Globes For Kids - Leapfrog Globe Review

      Discovery Kids Glow Star Globe - A globe and star globe in one....

      This a great 2 in 1 globe - it acts as a normal globe during the day and then at night transforms into a glowing star map that highlights all the constellations and major stars. The transformation is magical.

      Illuminates the entire room.

      Illuminated Globe for Kids

      An illuminated globe for kids. Start a love for learning with geography.

      Suitable for ages 6 onwards.

      Inflatable Light Up Globe....

      Provides a lit up view of the world. This inflatable, light up globe is great for learning geography. Inflate the globe and hang up to decorate any kids room.

      Atlas or Globe ?

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      Soft Play Globe - Encourages talk About Different Countries....

      This is a great soft play globe. It includes children dressed in traditional costumes which are colour coded representing which country they live.

      It also doubles up as a pillow so is great for travelling.

      Hugg A Planet - for newborns upwards

      It's a real globe that is accurate, but is soft. This Hugg a Planet is loved by children as early as one and two years. Professionals, educators and parents love the Hugg a Planet too. Machine Washable.

      This has been in the best 25 toys by Parents Choice Foundation's for the last 25 Years

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      Before you answer this question, bear in mind that there are now Globes for Kids that are designed for little ones. These ones focus just on the countries themselves, including fun facts about animals etc.

      At What Age do you Think a Child is Ready for Globes for Kids ? - age 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.......44 ? (Lens not finished yet, scroll down)

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          Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

          I think it depends on the individual child. The globes for little ones are fabulous, and if a child is ready and interested at 2 years old, that's great. If not, it's also okay to wait until he's older.

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          WorldVisionary 6 years ago

          Lots of great toys here. Thanks for such a nice lens!

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          ohcaroline 6 years ago

          I'm leaving you an April Fools Day blessing....no, really I am! No joke!

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          LissaKlar LM 6 years ago

          Great review and listing of products. This is a wonderful lens. Blessed - stay tuned for it to be featured on my upcoming Angel lens:)

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          kimbesa 6 years ago from USA

          Any age where they can start to get the idea...thanks! **angel blessed**

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          tiff0315 6 years ago

          Well, my 10 month old would love the buttons and the spinning globe, my 3-year-old would probably learn things from it and enjoy it, my 5-year-old would enjoy it all day long, and my 10-year-old would love the facts..... so, ALL AGES!

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          ohcaroline 6 years ago

          I think age 4 would be a good year to start. Wow isn't that Hugg a Planet Globe cool. All of the new globes for kids are so wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I had no idea they had them.

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          Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

          Wonderful suggestions! I think I might still need a globe too since geography was also my worst subject :)

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          norma-holt 6 years ago

          Some one year olds could handle it. My eldest daughter would have loved one.

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          hankasawat 6 years ago

          Hi, I teach kids and I'd say that from age 5 children could have an interest in a globe if it was like a toy and colorful. From about age 6 I think most kids can start to learn about the world and geography. This is a great lens. It had never occurred to me how much kids like globes! But it's true! When I was a kid I loved my globe and would look at it for hours on end.

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          Susanna Duffy 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

          Two years old is good. At this age the're already looking at pictures in books and globe is a more tactile object

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          squid-janices7 6 years ago

          Great lens! I need that Leapfrog globe for myself. I'm horrible at world geography (especially Africa). Sounds like it would be the perfect way to learn all kinds of great facts.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          As early as you can, bear in mind that today kids can learn words with flash cards as early as they can sit up. I think Vtech Globes for kids are fabulous creations and I highly recommend, no parent will feel dissatisfied - check them out at www.toysandstuff.net

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          hayleylou lm 6 years ago

          @Kailua-KonaGirl: That sounds a great way to get kids remembering geography. Thanks for the visit and for the lensroll :)

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          June Parker 6 years ago from New York

          This is a totally cool lens. A globe is an excellent educational gift for a child. When my kids were young, once a week one child had the turn of picking a spot on the globe. I would cook something from that place and each night before bed we would take turns reading about it. The kids now have children of their own and have carried on this fun way of learning geography and tolerance for other cultures.

          A well deserved thumbs up and I have lensrolled you to my Stephen Joseph kids lens.

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          sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

          very interesting lens with useful info about kids educational toys. thks

        Which Globe do Your Kids have ?

        Look the Globe is even holding a mic for you, so don't be shy.

        Did you have a globe as a child ? Which globe do your friends or families have ? Could you (like me) learn a thing or two whilst teaching the kids ?

        If you don't want to answer feel free to just leave a comment....

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            Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

            Well, I didn't realise what a fabulous range of globes there are, so when my son was 7 years old, and moved from Holland to England, we got him a fairly ordinary (but nice) medium-sized globe so that he could see where he'd moved from and to, and where we were all living in relation to each other. He loved it! Great lens! Blessed. :)

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            beerhead 6 years ago

            Love Globes even as an adult Great lens.

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            norma-holt 6 years ago

            This is a great lens and featured on Educating Young Minds.

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            JanieceTobey 6 years ago

            Blessed by a Squid Angel, and featured on my Angel Blessings lens!