GeoSafari Jr. Talking Globe
In a world where Google, Siri and Alexa can tell us almost anything, it seems physical globes as learning tools may have become anachronistic. The GeoSafari Junior Talking Globe merges the old world with the new. It’s engaging, appealing, and offers hours of educational play.
The three main modes: Explore, Find It, and Measure It, are further divided into categories: Continents and Oceans, Nature, Countries, Cities and Capitals, and USA Cities and States. In Explore mode, children can tap anywhere on the globe to learn the names of places, what animals live there, what language people speak, and more. In Find It, globetrotters are given quiz-type questions and have to find the solution on the map; for example, on what continent does the flying squirrel live? And, in Measure It mode, children pick two locations and are told how far apart they are in miles, kilometers, or “silly ways” to measure such as how many cruise ships, how many Atlantic City Boardwalks, and how long it would take to skip from point A to point B. The large, well-made, double-swivel globe includes a stylus, which children use to navigate the globe’s activities. The globe is easy to use and offers a wide variety of activities/challenges in a range of age and ability levels.
Sharon Heuscher ©2018 Parents’ Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.