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The best globes for home learning

Many people believe globes are only important or useful in a classroom, but that’s not the case. A globe can add interest and function in a den, office, living room, bedroom, or playroom. They are especially handy when you need to determine the location of a region, county, or city. Grab one of the top-notch globes to raise your home-decorating and geography grades.

Globes are attractive additions to home or office decor and are good conversation pieces. They also are very educational since they can help anyone learn where to find major continents, countries, and cities in the world. To brush up on geography in an attractive fashion, get one of these good-looking and good-to-explore globes.

USA Toys LED Illuminated Globe

Best for Astronomy

Some globes are ideal for astronomy needs, such as the USA Toys LED Illuminated Globe. The educational light-up globe can be used to discover 88 constellations, stars, and navigational lines in the dark. The three-in-one globe for kids features detailed earth globe geography, LED globe constellations, and a plug-in nightlight. It also sports a stable and durable chromed steel stand.

Shifu Orboot Augmented Reality Interactive Globe

Best Overall

One of the best globes available is the Shifu Orboot Augmented Reality Interactive Globe. The 10-inch globe comes with a passport, stamps, country flag stickers, a detailed help guide, and an app to explore world highlights and facts in six categories: cultures, monuments, inventions, animals, maps, and weather. The app is free on iOS and Android devices and compatible with many iPads.

Learning Resources 3D Puzzle Globe

Best for Geography

If your young kids need help with geography, get the Learning Resources 3D Puzzle Globe. Its six features puzzle pieces represent Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa, and North and South America, and a stationary bottom piece that represents Antarctica. The puzzle is designed to help develop early fine motor skills, learning spacial awareness, and geography fun.

Brush up on geography and have some laughs doing it by using a well-designed and entertaining globe. These globes are tailored to be educational, challenging, and fun for the whole family.

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