Monday, January 14, 2019

What is Raised Relief on a Globe? Do I need it? Ultimate Globes Explains

Tactile Raised Relief Globe
Tactile Raised Relief Globe
Once in a while a customer will report their globe has defects because it has bumps on the printed surface. This is actually not a defect but known as "Raised Relief". Raised Relief are small rises (like bumps) on the globes surface in specific areas, generally large mountains or mountain ranges, although not every mountain or mountain range will be shown to have this feature.

Today more globes are being produced without Raised Relief as the areas that typically have mountain ranges are now noted with various cartographic patterns. There are two companies Waypoint Geographic and Replogle who continue to make globes with Raised Relief. Since the feature is not pronounced it may be difficult to see when viewing an image on your screen, so browse the product description to see if it is noted, or contact one of our globe experts and they can assist.

We suggest that each customer look for a globe that meets their specific decorative or educational needs as it is generally more important for the globe style to fit the room or the intended educational purpose then it would be to have a small feature that doesn't contribute to the main purpose.

If Raised Relief is a feature you must have, checkout our selection of Raised Relief globes by Clicking Here.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

2018 Holiday Top 10 Globes for Kids

 Top 10 Best Globes for Kids
With the holidays quickly approaching and little time to make all those hard decisions, we decided to narrow down the over 1,000 globe styles and sizes we carry to the best of the best with our featured Top 10 List, making your holiday shopping much easier.

We would like to thank the 1,000's of customers who have purchased and provided their feedback to help us provide you with the top selection this year. Quality reviews from awesome customers are what make the process easier!

Visit the Ultimate Globes World Globe site today to see which globes made the cut and which ones didn't.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Why Globes Make The Perfect Gift For Children

Intelliglobe II Talking Globe
Intelliglobe II
One of the best gifts for children is the interactive globe. They are miniature replicas of the earth showing the different continents, countries, seas and other geographical features. Globes present a two-dimension visual representation of the earth.

On holidays children can spend hours learning about their world. With the use of globes for kids, it is easier to understand the structure of the earth regarding the theoretical descriptions they have already been given in the classroom.

Kid’s globes are perfect for reference purposes. For example, it is easier to describe how much of the earth is covered with water with the use of children’s globes. Just like maps, the globes are educative but more interactive, especially for the young learners.

Globes are fun to study; fortunately, there are many types of children’s globes that have been enhanced with special features to make the educational experience even more interesting.

Here are some reasons you should consider buying a kid's globes as a gift;

They inspire a lifetime of exploration and fun

Globes reveal the existence of different worlds to children at a young age. They realise there are many other places where people live outside their communities. This can stimulate an inner interest in visiting and exploring the world and the cultures in other places when they grow older.

Pioneer Globe
Pioneer Globe
A fun way to introduce geography

The use of globes helps children understand the basic concept of geography as a subject taught in their school. They can get a better perspective of how some parts of the world are cold (the Antarctic region), and other areas have more hills or deserts.

Visual accuracy

Globes for children are made with raised reliefs to help them understand the actual nature of their world. Children can view points of interests, country boundaries, and the oceans.

Kid’s globes are perfect for children of all ages

It is a great idea to introduce children to the earth and its amazing features at a young age. Studying the globe will surely inspire many questions but no worries; you will have the answers which are right there on the globe.
Scout Globe
Scout Globe

These benefits and so much more can be enjoyed by children because of the super features used in the creation of globes for children. For example, on our website, you can find globes for kids such as the Pioneer Globe measures 12 inches in diameter. It is made from blue craft board and has a full swing meridian. The globe shows land features such as the United States land boundaries and over four thousand named places.

We also have the intelliglobe II deluxe which has amazing features such as a wireless intellipen(with batteries), trivia and multiple choice challenge questions, games, and fascinating compare, touch and explore features. The Scout kids globe is awesome. Its educational features include political maps, country boundaries, blue oceans, and updated points of interest. The scout kids globe also features a full swing meridian.

You kids will surely be fascinated with any of these globes. Head over to our website to view our collection of children’s globes which are an accurate replica of the earth.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Explore the Geo Safari Globe featuring Bindi Irwin!

Geo Safari Interactive Globe featuring Bindi Irwin

GeoSafari Jr. Talking Globe II Featuring Bindi Irwin 

Discover the fascinating world of geography, animals, oceans and all kinds of plants. There are over 1000 fascinating facts about various continents, countries, oceans and landmarks. Your guide for this awesome adventure is world renowned Wildlife Warrior Bindi Irwin and your map is the Geo Safari Jr. Talking Globe II narration provided by Irwin.

Bindi Sue Irwin is the only daughter of the late Steve and Terri Irwin who are wildlife conservationists and the owners of the Australia Zoo. Bindi has been a wildlife enthusiast and conservationist for many years. She is a well known television personality in Australia and the United States. Listen as her voice provides narration for a variety of fun activities.

Bindi Sue Irwin
Bindi Sue Irwin

As seen below Bindi is passionate about nature and opportunities to share her knowledge and experience. Take an awesome adventure with Bindi and click on different regions of the world to learn about animals and far away places. A smart stylus allows you to touch different spots on the globe and discover new facts and places. There are three different modes of interaction to enhance the experience. 

Explore It, Find It, and Measure It. The unique dual-swivel design makes for easy navigation and a built in speaker makes for easy listening. Enjoy having the world at your fingertips. Reinforce social studies lessons acquired in the classroom and find practical life applications for information found in the news. Reports of local or global happenings are so much more interesting when you find the places of the map.
Using the Pen to Explore the Globe

Plan a road trip to another state and have your little adventurer calculate the distance and learn about travel times, gas etc and travel preparations.

Geography and social studies are an integral part of understanding the world. There is so much information to learn and so many fascinating places to explore. A beautiful, detailed globe like the Geo Safari Talking Globe II featuring Bindi Irwin  can be a catalyst for adventures. Traveling to far away place may not be a reality right now, but exposure to the wide world can begin at home.

Visit and check out more of our children's globes, with over 50 options to chose from you are sure to find a globe that is just right for your little adventurer.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Have no Fear, Buy the Intelliglobe and be Prepared

The summer has been filled with fun, but now its time that school has begun. Summer days were filled with play, school is full of lessons and rules to obey. As your little scholars head back to the classroom, make sure that they are equipped to ace their social studies classes.

Purchase the Intelliglobe for them to start learning the capital cities and landmarks of different countries. There is so much to learn about geography, give your little ones a headstart. The Intelliglobe acts like a virtual tour guide, providing an interactive learning experience. Young adventurers can memorize the continents, capital cities and other landmarks by using the quiz rounds to test their knowledge. A brightly colored, talking globe is sure to keep their interests for several hours, this a great option for help with social studies homework and becoming aware of the world around them.
The Intelliglobe II features the very latest in technology and innovation. A wireless pen, the Intellipen is included to "read" microscopic symbols on the globe and World Discovery Book. This wireless device is used with the Intelliglobe to play game and discovering fascinating facts about the world.

Some of the categories included are Geography, Continents, Cities, Countries & Territories, States, Provinces, Population, Music, Language Spoken, History, Life Expectancy, Economics, Currency, Main Industry , Ecology, Climate, Current Time, Tourism, Animals, Food, Geology/Natural Resources.

Everyone should be knowledgeable about the capital city of their state and the names of countries that border the United States of America.

Where is Washington DC, what is its significance? Where are cities like Dallas, Chicago, New York, Miami, Orlando? Understanding geography and being able to identify different places helps a child understand the world around them and make sense of current events. Geography helps to develop critical thinking skills and is relevant to every aspect of our lives. Check out our website to learn more about globes and geography.

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