Give Your Grandchild the World in his or her Hand with a Globe

Give Your Grandchild the World in his or her Hand with a GlobeYes, we all wish we could give each of our grandchildren the world, the moon, the sun and the stars. We can start with a globe! As we travel, we can share the locations on the globe. With the internet, grandchildren don’t necessarily get to hold the world and we can do this for them.

  1. Hugg-A-Planet

Hugg-A-Planet is my favorite. It is 12″ round and weighs one pound and completely washable. It says it is for ages three and up, but can be for younger children. These are fun decorative bed pillows.

You can buy the planet earth.

You can buy the stars and constellations.

You can buy the moon.

You can buy mars.


  1. Inflatable Globes

All children love balls, and inflatable globes are an inexpensive and fun way to introduce the world:

Learning Resources version is 12″ and top rated on Amazon.

A 16″ clear version is another option.

Or consider a 16″ topographical colored version.

  1. Interactive globes

LeapFrog Explorer Smart Globe

LeapFrog Explorer Smart Globe for ages 8-12 allows the grandchild to learn fascinating facts about continents, countries, capitals, music, currency, highest points and so much more. Eureka game mode that prompts players to find geographic points of interest before time runs out with six multi-level games for up to four players. Features a world clock, interactive pen, volume control, headphone jack and automatic shut-off.

Educational Insights Geosafari Jr Talking Globe

Educational Insights Geosafari Jr Talking Globe for ages 6-10 is a teaching, talking globe for younger children with two game modes and variable subjects allow children to learn geography with spoken and visual clues, then immediately quiz each lesson. Variable subject selection lets you focus learning on continents, countries, USA states, or oceans. One to three players.

For ages eight and up: Educational Insights Geosafari Talking Globe.


VTech – Fly & Learn Globe


VTech – Fly & Learn Globe is for 36 months to five years old, but hard to find. Moving electronic talking globe teaches geography, places, world wonders, people, languages and music

Built-in joystick controls plane directions, allowing it to move North, South, East or West while globe rotates. Friendly pilot transforms all journeys into experiences of learning and fun.

5 Discovery modes teach technical terms and world geography.


  1. And a Regular Globe


As a child, I loved the raised relief globe, and there is a highly rated 12″ one.


There is even a 5″ version.


Now when grandma shares adventures or reads stories or watches television or a movie about places around the world, the world can truly be at hand.   Now we can show where “Rio” is when we watch the movie.











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