Turn your kids into little globetrotters without having them ever leave the house. We do highly suggest they travel at some point, though. Globes have come quite a long way since we were kids. These days you can do a lot more than spin, point and imagine that you could move to that country or try to memorize country names. Today, globes are interactive and smarter than ever.
Using stylus pens, voice technology and augmented reality apps, the best interactive globes for kids are better than any textbook. They contain thousands of facts and some even include learning games and quizzes. Your child can click on just about any country and learn about that place’s culture, indigenous species, national flag and major attractions. They’ll probably know more about the world’s geography than you do after a few weeks with this learning tool. This interactive globe is like a school lesson in a large box, great for advancing your child’s education and also a way to interest them in the world—beyond the place they live. And they can still spin the globe, which is still a lot of fun.
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1. Augmented Reality Interactive Globe For Kids
Your child can feel like they’re in Africa with just a few clicks. This augmented reality globe connects to iPads or your Android tablets via a free app. On the app, there are more than 1,000 facts that your child can learn about a wide range of topics, from culture to inventions. Your child could sit in front of this globe learning for so many hours. The set comes with a 10 in. globe, stamps, passport, country flag stickers and a guide for parents.
2. Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Globe
This talking globe features the voice of the late wildlife explorer Steve Irwin’s daughter, Bindi. She helps take your child around this 12-in. globe and teaches them more than 1,000 facts about countries, geographic and of course, animals. This set also comes with a stylus pen, so your child can point to what they want to learn about. The pen does require two AAA batteries, which are not included in this kit.
3. Oregon Scientific Smart Globe
This augmented reality globe turns learning into a game. Containing more than 4,000 facts, this globe has 25 games for your child to play. They can also take pictures of the things they see on the app as they travel around the world. There’s also a close-up view on the base of the globe of the United States. The globe also comes with a stylus pen, so your child can control the journey they go on. Three AAA batteries are included in this set.