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Intelliglobe Deluxe Review

We absolutely love our Intelliglobe Deluxe! My children (ages 18, 16, and 11) have always been very interested in maps, globes, and atlases. They enjoy looking at the continents and oceans as well as looking for particular countries, waterways, and other landmarks. They were so very excited when we received our globe that they could hardly wait to get it out of the box to start playing with it!

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At first, I had planned to use the globe in some geography and history lessons. I quickly realized, though, that they were learning much more than I could have taught them just by playing with the globe! I probably will center some lessons around it later (and we do refer to it during lessons now) once they’ve played with it so long that they’re ready to do some more structured learning activities with it.

One thing our family has always done–ever since I was a young child living at home with my parents–is have contests to see who knows the most states, capitals, countries, etc. I remember how my dad used to sit at the dinner table with us calling out names of states and how my sister and I would rush to be the first one to say the name of the capital. I think we may revive that tradition seeing who is the first to be able to locate the state, country, or body of water. And the great thing is that, since I don’t necessarily know all of the countries and waterways, I can use the globe to check their answers! Ah….the benefits of modern technology!

The Intelliglobe comes with a wireless “pen” that is used to touch the globe to play games and get lots of educational facts. There are, according to the website, thousands of facts in 4 different languages: English, Spanish, French, and German, to be “unlocked” using the pen. Information for the globe can even be updated through the Replogle Globes website! (A cable for this purpose is included.) The globe can be used to play games, have trivia sessions (which we love to do!!) and more.

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While we have explored many of the features of the globe already, there are some things we’re still looking forward to doing. The globe is able to:

  • Play the national anthems, give facts about governments, geology, ecology, currency, language, climate, and more.
  • Compare flying time between cities, population of countries, and even life expectancy between countries! (My husband travels often for work, so it’s really fun looking up info about the distances and flying times between cities and states.)
  • One of our favorites: Games including “find” challenges for cities, countries, waterways, locations, and landmarks as well as a trivia game

The globe comes with a 48-page pen-activated book full of educational facts about maps, world flags, landmarks, animals, dinosaurs, foods, explorers, and more.

If you’re looking for a fun and educational toy, the Intelliglobe Deluxe is a great one to consider! I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much my children have used it and enjoyed it! And my older children have learned just as much as my 11-year-old! (To be honest, I’ve learned must as much as my children have!)

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  1. This globe would be a perfect addition to our homeschool classroom. My kids love to learn about different countries and where they are located:)

  2. My son has always loved maps, globes, and such. We are looking to get a globe so to win this would be amazing!

  3. We have a globe, but I have always admired this one! I think that my children would love it and would learn so much. It would be wonderful to win this!

  4. I finally bought a globe this year (just a simple one from Costco) and we use it to find the places we talk about in Story of the World. It would be nice to have a spiffy globe, though. 🙂

  5. We have one globe that I greatly enjoy because it lights up in the dark and you can see the constellations. As fun as this is, the globe itself is not as detailed as I would like. I would love to win this Intelliglobe Deluxe globe! Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! (keeping my fingers crossed!)

  6. I have lived abroad and currently work in the international education field, so teaching my girls about other countries and cultures is very important to me. We have a globe and they love to spin it and ask about the different locations. I’m sure they would love this interactive globe!

  7. We do not have a globe now. We have just been using flat maps:(. Would love a globe (especially this one) to help my girls with geography and visualizing that the earth is round!!!!

  8. What a great learning tool! This thing is amazing. I’m sure my kids would love it! They love locating landmarks and cities.

    1. I would LOVE to win this, when it comes to geography I am not the person to call on, this would help both my daughter and I to learn LOL.

  9. We would love this – my kids are learning lots of geography in Classical Conversations and are fascinated with globes.

  10. We had a similar globe several years ago — it was awesome. It eventually stopped working so would love a replacement!

  11. We do not have a globe, it is sad 🙁 We would love to have one though, they are such a great tool for helping kids really get where things are, and where they are in the world!

  12. W don’t have a globe. It would be helpful in helping them understand where their grandparents live, on the other side of the world.

  13. we have a very outdated thrift shop globe they love it but I would love to have an up-to-date one that calls Russia Russia and not the USSR 🙂

  14. My husband loves maps & globes, so his brother gave us a nice globe for our wedding nine years ago. I am amazed at how often I have used that globe to answer my children’s questions about geography, the solar system, seasonal weather changes, and more. I think a globe is a must-have for any homeschooling family, and this one seems like the ‘cadillac of globes’ 🙂
    BTW – For a really fun geography lesson, read aloud ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. It is full of great vocabulary, geography, AND lots of adventure!

  15. We have a basic globe and my children love to find places on it all the time. To have a globe that could teach them would give endless possibilities in our daily homeschooling.

  16. Wow! That’s an awesome offer. So far, we’ve been using an inaccurate beach ball style globe (which is good around preschoolers) along with better printable maps.

  17. I recently bought a mini globe and my daughter loves it. 🙂 She would be over the moon for this interactive one, though! She is very interested in maps and even takes the time to sit and draw them out herself (for fun). We would use this in our homeschool to learn the continents and states first. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. I was planning on getting my 6 yr old a globe for Christmas. I think he’s ready to step up his geography lessons. This globe sounds fantastic!

  19. We do not have a globe yet! I have looking for the right one. My son, 5, loves exploring maps and learning about different things around the world.

  20. My son loves globes and maps. He spends his “free time” exploring on Google Earth. He would LOVE this! We do have a 25 year old globe that I got at a garage sale. I’d love an up to date snazzy one, though!

  21. We do not have a globe(yet). We have only been using wall maps, but I would love to get a globe for my boys who are always asking where is that???

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