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96-Piece Children's Globe
96-Piece Children's Globe

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Ages: 6+
Grade Levels: 1st+

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Product Code: 214-406
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96-Piece Children's Globe
For children in the early grades, consider the 96-piece Puzzleball Globe. Large pieces and child-friendly graphics make this a perfect puzzle for a six-year old.

Bright, colorful, and adorned with animals, your young students will get a kick out of assembling and reassembling this puzzle.

Why Give Your Child A Puzzle To Teach Geography?
Puzzles can be educational in so many ways because they stretch your child's brain and improve the way his mind solves problems. While he's solving a puzzle, he's really teaching his brain to work in new ways. As your child solves a geography puzzle he is mentally drilling himself with physical facts, such as what country goes next to the one he has just completed. Unconsciously he is making a number of associations as he searches for the next piece.

More Realistic Than A Flat Puzzle
Flat puzzles of spherical items are easier to assemble, but what if you could hone your geographical skills on something more appropriate, more true to life? Now you can with Puzzleball Globes. These sturdy plastic 3-D puzzles come in different levels suitable to be used with beginners or for a refresher for both your pre-teens and older children.

No Glue Required!
Each Puzzleball Globe comes with beautiful, vibrantly-colored, and perfectly-crafted curved puzzle pieces that allow for an exact fit and are easily assembled with no glue required!! A stand is included to display your work of art, but you will have so much fun putting it together that you shouldn't be surprised if the stand gets little use!
Display Stand included

Pieces: 96
Finished Size: Approximately 5 inches in diameter
Publisher: Ravensburger
Made In: Germany

CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3yrs.

Average Customer Review: 3 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

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Not a substitute February 7, 2012
Reviewer: Christina Smith from Parker, KS United States  
This is a fun puzzle, but it's not a geography lesson or a substitue for a globe.  Of course, you can see it's not labled and it doesn't give your child much infromation from it.  It was fun to do, but once we did it he didn't want to undo it.  Needless to say, it is still put together and we are into the second semester.  It has not been done again.  I also have purchased a real globe and we use that.  I will say I have an advanced student, so he needed more of a challenge.  If you have a child who loves puzzles that is where you would find value, or if you are only wanting them to grasp the most basic ideas of greography such as the difference between land and water.  All in all it's fun and if you extra money for those type of things then great, but if you are really wanting bang for your buck then it's not the best choice.

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Puzzle Globe Review by Granola Mom 4 God January 4, 2012
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
We had had so much fun constructing this 3-D sphere!

I like this puzzle because it will "grow" with our learning. There are 2 different ways to complete this puzzle: build it in numerical order according to the numbers located on the back of the puzzle or by matching the colored pieces up. Since Mr. Smackdown had never attempted such a unique puzzle before (and I wanted to take a multi-discipline approach to this) I got out our 100's chart. We placed the numbered puzzle pieces in numerical order.

Mr. Smackdown actually commented on how strong the globe was after it was constructed. In fact, much to my dismay he began to play ball with it and roll it around on the floor!

Read the rest of this review at http://www.granolamom4god.com/2009/11/timberdoodle-puzzle-globe-review.html

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So much fun to assemble! April 19, 2011
Reviewer: Christine B. from NC United States  
Our 7 year old found this so fun to build! She did this over the course of three days, a little here and a little there. She kept at it and is so proud to have completely it all by herself. Yes, the continents aren't labeled, but we have fun looking at the different animals and talking about them ourselves and were they live. Would definately recommend!!

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96 Piece Children's Globe December 30, 2010
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from VA  
This globe would be a much more effective learning tool for grades 1-3 if the oceans and continents were labeled.

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Puzzle globe February 18, 2010
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Oberlin, OH United States  
This can be pretty tricky for little ones to follow, let alone put together.  My daughter puts pieces together based on the pictures on the front, but when she is ready to assemble them, we usually have to take half of it apart to get it to fit into the proper shape.  The pieces are numbered on the back and must be assembled in that order for it to work.  Basically, the child has to follow the numbers rather than follow the spontaneous finding of pieces that fit together.  The last few pieces are really tricky to fit together on the top.  Definitely not as child-friendly as we expected.

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