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I looked at amazon and couldn't figure out which to go with. Just wondering what everyone else bought?
 

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We got ours here:<br><a href="http://www.world-globe-superstore.com/" target="_blank">http://www.world-globe-superstore.com/</a><br><br>
And we bought a replogle - it was $50 with free shipping. It's a really nice one.
 

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This is the one we got.<br><br><a href="http://www.worldglobes.com/educational-globes/table-top/products.cfm?action=view&key=GF021#reviews" target="_blank">Taylor</a><br><br>
I decided looking like real land and water, rather than being politcally divided and colored was important as my son found maps with multicolored states and countries confusing and he would remember things by color only. Then on a different map he wouldn't be able to find places because the colors would be different.<br><br>
It has a full swing meridian, a feature I decided was desirable because south doesn't equal "down" and north doesn't equal "up" something I think can also confuse and bias us as we learn to see that way. Also, you can get a really good look at Antarctica...
 

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We have two, one that is political with bumpy mountain ranges and one that just has the political outlines (no lables) and no bumps but is dry erase. We got both here <a href="http://www.delorme.com/mapstore/default.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.delorme.com/mapstore/default.aspx</a> which probably doesn't help you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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This is a timely thread for me. Can anyone comment on the utility or aesthetics of an "illuminated globe"? They seem to be very popular in on-line stores, but I'm not even totally sure what they are. Living many hours from a store that sells decent globes, I'm relegated to on-line shopping.<br><br>
Miranda
 

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We have an illuminated globe that we use for a night light.<br><br>
We have a GeoSafari globe that quizzes you on geography but it is too advanced for my 6½ year old right now so it is just used as a regular, no frills globe.<br><br>
We have a basic $15 globe from the office supply store.<br><br>
We have the Leap Frog Explorer globe. It is great...when it works. Sometimes it will, sometimes it won't. It's moody. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It was a gift. I would be more upset if *I* had paid the $100. You can read the reviews on Amazon. When it works, it's great but a lot of people have had trouble.<br><br><br>
We also have a laminated world map and a quilted map of the US<br><br><br>
Oh, and one of those Hug-a-Planet soft globes.<br><br>
I think that's all.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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We have a globe I bought for $10 during "back to school" at Target. Nothing fancy, but it works for my 6 year old, and I'm not uptight about my baby playing with it.<br><br>
I'm sure we'll buy a nicer one someday, but since political divisions change, I'd rather wait till the cheapo globe isn't good enough.<br><br>
ZM
 

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My oldest is almost 3, but we recently bought her her first globe - an inflatable beach ball type one. It's great for young kids - even my 11 month old likes to play with it (as a ball rather than a geography device, of course).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We have a globe I bought for $10 during "back to school" at Target. Nothing fancy, but it works for my 6 year old, and I'm not uptight about my baby playing with it.<br><br>
I'm sure we'll buy a nicer one someday, but since political divisions change, I'd rather wait till the cheapo globe isn't good enough.<br><br>
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That's the same one we got! But we got it right after Xmas.
 

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We have an inexpensive one from Business Depot. It's serviceable, has raised mountain ranges and is quite clear in terms of type etc. My kids are pretty young - it's something I don't worry about them handling and so far has been pretty durable.<br>
We use maps mostly as we have a treasured atlas, but the globe gives us a better perspective about how big and how far away things really are.<br>
Karen
 

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We also have a $10 globe from Target (bought at a random time in the year). I don't worry about it dropping or being used roughly and frequently, at all. We also have huge maps that we got from Costco on the walls, National Geographic maps for reference, various atlases and we use them all. One day, I'd love to get a really fancy huge one, on a stand, the kind that will be a rare antique in 200 years, that I can center in my huge mahogany library with built-in ladders, etc., but for now, the $10 Target globe works WONDERFULLY. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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