Monday, November 28, 2016

Holiday Shopping Guide: 5 Floor Globes That Make Excellent Presents

December is around the corner and it is never too early to start considering holiday presents. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas will be here all too soon. As you begin considering Holiday presents take a look at our holiday buying guide for inspiration. Here are five floor standing globes that make excellent and memorable presents.

#1 Lancaster

The Lancaster is a great globe for a library, study or entryway. The 12-inch sphere rests on stand made of cherry wood, the combined height of the assembled globe is 35 inches. The Lancaster is available in two variations, one features blue oceans and the other features antique oceans. A globe like this one is ideal as an accent to a professional setting. The Lancaster may be rotated 360 degrees, for an unobstructed view of any section of the sphere. One of the practical benefits of a full swing meridian is easy navigation. The elegance and sophistication that this globe offers makes it an excellent choice for your home or office. Continents, countries, capitals and landmarks are designated in raised relief.

#2 Lafayette

The Lafayette lends a commanding and masterful presence to any interior space that can accommodate its ample stand. The rich wooden walnut stand adds aesthetic appeal to this globe. There are two styles of the Lafayette available, one model features blue oceans and the other features antique oceans. Both of these models are illuminated by an internal LED and stand 33 inches high when mounted on the stand. Raised relief descriptions of political boundaries make the Lafayette an excellent reference tool for chair side viewing.


#3 Finley

The Finley features a 20-inch sphere mounted a top a cherry finished wooden stand. The simple elegance of this globe is enhanced by a full meridian which allows maximum maneuverability. This one of a kind representation of Earth's landscape is a classic and elegant addition to any interior space. The Finley is available in two variations, one model features blue oceans and the other features antique colored oceans.

#4 Viking Expedition

Viking Expedition
The Viking Expedition includes over 4,000 descriptions of geopolitical boundaries, landmarks, capitals and other points of interest. A full swing meridian with an antique brass compliments the antique oceans of the 16-inch bronze finished sphere. The Viking Expedition combines classic and contemporary craftsmanship to create an elegant centerpiece. The matte finished metal stand features a compass style design as a support for the full meridian. This wonderful globe serves as both a useful reference tool and a classic accent to an elegant interior decor.

Barrel Globe

#5 Barrel World Globe

The Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel World Globe is a unique model of Planet Earth. The inspiration for this globe was a signature piece designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Barrel glob was inspired by a Barrel Chair that was designed by Wright for his own personal use. A full swing meridian enhances the maneuverability of this globe. The combined height of the sphere and the stand are 39-inches. The antique oceans and rich walnut wood of the stand is an elegant and classic

Monday, November 14, 2016

Holiday Buying Guide: 5 Globes That Make Excellent Holiday Presents for Children

Opportunities to combine fun and learning are the best choices for Holiday Presents. An understanding of geography is beneficial to children both inside and outside of the classroom. A sense of global awareness and civic responsibility is developed by understanding their relationship to the world around them. Each of these three dimensional representations of the world provides plenty of information about geopolitical boundaries. Each globe has specific features and serves as an excellent reference tool for children complete educational assignments.

  #1 Scout II

Scout II
The Scout II globe is illuminated and measures 12-inches in diameter. A rotating base allows for easy navigation. This spherical representation of Planet Earth is compact and has easy to read descriptions of landmarks. The boundaries of countries and states are presented with relevant details for young students. This globe makes an excellent and affordable reference tool for homework assignments. There are over 4,000 landmarks including bodies of water, capital cities, and places of interest. internal LED also provides the option to use this device as a nightlight. This feature is controlled by an inline switch on the electrical cord. This globe/nightlight would find a nice new home on your child's desk or nightstand.

#2 Intelliglobe II

Intelliglobe II
This one of a kind globe is an interactive and educational toy that your little ones will enjoy for several years to come. Adults and children can learn together by exploring trivia questions and games. This table top globe is a modern educational tool that combines the fun and adventure of a video game with the useful information of geography trivia. The Intelliglobe II comes with over 2.5 hours of material and connectivity to a special app via iOS or Android allows new information to be downloaded to the Intellipen. The Intellipen is rechargeable using the accompanying USB cable. This device can be used to explore various categories of information at the base of the globe on the feature panel. The accompanying World Discovery Book is a useful reference guide that provides information regarding various aspects of countries around the globe.

#3 Earth and Constellations Globe

Earth and Constellations
This 9-inch globe features blue oceans and a semi- meridian. Bright colors make this an eye catching reference tool. In addition to information about landmarks, continents and bodies of water this globe lights up to show the position of the constellations. The unique globe offers an opportunity to use the same device to teach children about astronomy, geography and anthropology. This particularly compact model is a perfect fit for little ones, easy to hold and transport. The Earth and Constellations provides the information necessary to advance children's developing interest in the world around them. Information regarding the solar system is featured in addition to geography. Learn about the continents and constellations in one compact device


Smart Infinity

  #4 The Smart Infinity Globe

The Smart Infinity Globe is a toy that provides hours of fun and learning. Connectivity to iOS and Android apps offers the opportunity to access additional information and new content.
This device provides over 2.5 hours of educational content. A special device called a Smart Pen provides a built in speaker and a means to record audio notes and find places on the globe. A game like this makes a wonderful accompaniment for road trips and other types of travel. A local map is included as a supplement for geography lessons. A USB cable allows connection to a PC for updates and additional lessons.

The Treasury is a unique globe that provides two options for display. Unlike most globes that are designed with either a desktop or floor setting in mind this globe is suitable for both locations. This globe is convertible it can be used as a full 32 inch tall model resting a top its stand. Another option to display this sphere is to disassemble it and place it on a desktop or coffee table. The solid metal base and full swing meridian add another dimension of aesthetic enjoyment. Vivid colors make the cartography particularly appealing to children. The color scheme of the Treasury is a welcome complement to any interior setting. This quality piece offers both reference and aesthetic value.

As you are considering holiday presents for the special child in your life, be it your own or a niece, nephew or grandchild consider the benefits of educational gifts such as these globes. Video games, and other sources of amusement will easily be forgotten but one of these awesome globes will be part of your little one's educational journey for years to come.

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Friday, November 4, 2016

The New and Improved 2017 Intelliglobe II- The Perfect Children's Holiday Gift

A New and Improved Globe

The Newly Updated 2017 Intelliglobe II makes a wonderful Christmas present for elementary students. This educational globe offers hours of educational entertainment. Various player modes provide adults and children with the opportunity to explore the geography of Planet Earth together.  The unique design of the Intelliglobe II makes it more like a video game than a social studies reference material. It provides the knowledge that guardians know is important combined with the fun and adventure that kids love. This is a enjoyable way of presenting geography which is a crucial part of understanding the world around us. 

Educational Gifts Make Great Christmas Presents

The Holiday Season is approaching quickly along with the hustle and bustle of searching for gifts. An educational toy is one of best gifts you can give a child for Christmas. Unlike other toys, a gift like an interactive globe is one that will keep your little one profitably occupied for years to come. The three-dimensional representation of the world provided by a globe is a great reference tool. Children can acquire a better understanding of the world around them and enjoy a toy that will continue to challenge them for years to come. 

A Useful Reference Tool

Intelliglobe II
The Intelliglobe II includes a wireless device called the “Intellipen and the World Discovery Book, a reference guide. The Intellipen allows children to navigate the globe and learn new facts about geography. Applying the tip of the pen to the categories on the feature panel gives kids the opportunity to learn the language, history, currency, ecology, population and history of each country. This enables kids to have a better picture of what life is like for different people around the world. Educational toys like this one help to reinforce the knowledge being acquired from social studies classes and serve to encourage global consciousness.

The Intellipen can be charged via USB cable, this same connection can also be used to download new activities to the device.

World Discovery Book
The World Discovery Book provides plenty of trivia regarding the flags of various countries including the United States. Information is also included regarding the Solar System, Constellations, Bodies of Water, Time Zones, Animals, and Various Peaks of Elevation. If you are in search of the perfect Christmas present for an elementary student look no further for a toy that will provide information and enjoyment for the whole family. Preorder today to receive this limited Holiday Edition item, Place your order now to make sure you get it in time for Christmas Eve. 

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