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
Placed in Styrofoam bowls, these globes will be used as table centerpieces for our community's International Dumpling Fest in February.
January 11, 2015
Great prizes for class
I use these globes as prizes in class, and the students seem to enjoy them. The printing is not exactly accurate, but gives a good general idea of where things are.
January 2, 2015
A nice gift for students
I purchased this for my 1st grade students at school for a Christmas gift. They really enjoyed them and had fun throwing them around. They are hard for a child to blow up, and kind of hard for adults to blow up, but if you bite down on the valve while blowing, it works. The kids also enjoyed finding places on the globe.
December 20, 2014
Great Christmas Gift
In Kansas City we have a big amusement park called Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun. I'm giving my grandchildren season passports to the park for Christmas. To present this gift I bought these inflatable globes and the passport booklets that are also available on this website. I'm going to write what they're getting on the inside of the passport and attach it to the globe with a bow and ribbons. Every year I try to find a new and creative way to announce this gift. I'm excited about this one! Thanks OTC!
December 15, 2014
year long geography project
Send home weekly Where in the World? worksheets that you, the teacher, design. The student finds the country and responds with continent or color or bordering nations, coordinates, etc. Countries are different colors with dark black lettering so easy to read.
November 22, 2014
we sell wild Alaska salmon at our local farmers mkt. most of the kids have no idea how far away Alaska is. the globe we sit on the table educates the kids plus we gift one to them when we feel like it. everyone's a winner.
November 15, 2014
Unacceptably inaccurate, shoddy, no more than a colorful beach ball.
I had intended to give these to everyone in my granddaughter's second grade class but when I inflated one, the seams were done so that the Midwest in the U.S. was missing, eastern Europe was missing, Egypt and much of the Middle East was missing. They were so inaccurate, they were unacceptable. I couldn't give them to the children, had to return them. They are OK only if all you want is a small beach ball that kind of resembles a globe.
November 14, 2014