Inflatable World Globes
I am a Den Leader for Webelos. Each year I like to give the boys a little something for Christmas. I like it to be fun, but I also want it to be something they can use. Found these globes and they really did hit the ticket! For me they are a good size, came packaged well (not all "balled-up" so the wrinkles show when the balls are inflated), and are really well made! I have enough for the boys and also enough for stocking stuffers for kids in the family. Will buy these again!
November 19, 2011
Great Christmas box gift
Each year I fill boxes for Samaritan's purse. I love to include an inflatable globe -- country map for older children; and animal map for younger children. It's compact and doesn't take up much room in the box, yet it still gives children a ball to play with --- and it's educational at the same time. A globe is not something most of these children would ever see otherwise let alone own.
November 2, 2011
Best Purchase Ever
I used the inflatable globes to teach over twenty 4th and 5th grade students a social studies class. The kids LOVED it!!!!!! At the end of the lesson the class played the ABC globe game. Each student will guess a country that begins with a letter and locate it on their globe (e.g., A is for Australia, B is for Brazil¿¿¿). Every day my students request the globe game. I ordered another set of globes so each student will have a globe so they don¿¿¿t have to share. I also taught a class about fruit labels and had the students locate the origin of the fruit on their globes. Any time you can engage a child in a learning activity, it is a success.
February 1, 2010
One World One Family
I purchased these globes to use at our High School Ethnic Bazaar - which is a cultural diversity fair with talent and different ethnic foods etc. We used the globes for decorations. Our theme was One World One Family - so they were perfect. The price was reasonable and the quality was sufficient for our needs. Also, getting the thirteenth ball free was a pleasant surprise. The only complaint I had was that the ad said they were 14" and think the ones we actually received were only 10" .
December 9, 2009
Excellent for ESL Classroom
I teach ESL in Nicaragua. Excellent resource for teaching about our world.
September 6, 2014
The globes were a little smaller than expected and the seams overlapped in such a way as to hide some of the print. For example, I live in Mississippi, and it wasn't even visible on the globe.
September 1, 2014
great globes but two do not hold air and they stink
These are great globes, but they are a bit smaller than I was expecting and two of the twelve do not hold air so order more than you need. Also they smell really bad (like melted plastic) so leave time to air them out before you need them especially if you will be using them indoors.
August 28, 2014
Will be a great addition to my shoebox gifts.
August 26, 2014
These were pretty good, nothing special and at least one arrived with a hole in it. They were not a popular item for the kids.
August 20, 2014
I bought this for students graduating. They were cool, though I was not able to get them to inflate to a "fully 100%" - they held air, but perhaps it was me not able to get the latch down quickly enough.
Otherwise, they are great!
June 9, 2014