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This is the famous Classic Hugg-A-Planet Earth. A real globe but soft. Over 600 places labeled. 12 inches in diameter, accurate and up-to-date. Children as young as one and two can start but it is not just for the young ones. Parents, educators, professionals from all walks of life have embraced this world. Machine washable.
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|Product Length:||11.7 inches|
|Product Width:||6.1 inches|
|Product Height:||5.5 inches|
|Package Length:||10.2 inches|
|Package Width:||6.4 inches|
|Package Height:||6.2 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.8 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 40 reviews|
Huggable planet earth toy
Has real graphics and labeled places
Ideal for classroom activities
Easy to clean
|Average Customer Review: ( 40 customer reviews )
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23 of 23 found the following review helpful:
Great toy for introducing child to travel & geography May 07, 2007
By A. Fennell
My husband and I used this toy to introduce our 2 1/2 year old to the concept of my travelling to Australia and it worked a treat. Although the "globe" is large, the "squishy" factor made it easy for our son to catch the ball and the colourful mapping made it fun to show him where he lives in comparison to Australia. Since world geography isn't necessarily taught very well in schools, I think this is a fantastic tool to introduce the concept of a 'world view' to children at a young age...and one that can be used for years to come!
14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Hug-A-World - Awesome for teaching and babies! Jul 28, 2010
This product is fantastic. I have been using it for years in my classroom. I ask a question and then toss the globe to the students who raise their hands. They answer and then toss back the globe. It gets students volunteering who normally wouldn't.
It does fade after say 5 years or so and gets a little nasty from all the dirty middle school hands, so I replace them every few years and get a fresh new one. It holds up very well and has never torn. It is awesome in my history classroom. A+
I have also seen it used in Sunday School and VBS to sing "He Has the Whole World in His Hands".
Naturally as a history and geography teacher I think starting education early is very important, and this product is great. I give these as baby gifts to everyone! It is very soft and squishy and a great huggable toy! Please get a Hugg-a-world and teach your children young, so I can stop answering the question in the eighth grade "Why are there two Pacific Oceans on the Map?" (yes im serious)
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Hugg-A-Planet Jan 12, 2008
I bought this for my 2-year-old son and he likes the bright colors of the ball a lot. But it is actually a toy for the whole family, we often sit down and study it. We found a few errors, but that was to be expected. My main criticism is that after a while it becomes lumpy and I don't think there is enough filler, so it's not really round.
But it's a fun educaional toy that would entertain your whole family!
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
I got the whole Slop sided world in my hand! Mar 04, 2012
Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1Q0D5E2HPHTYZ I doubt this pillow globe would wash well for it will definitely loose it's shape and it looks like the fabric would fade b/c it already seems like it's faded.
You would need to fluffed it up by rough housing it a bit after removing it from the delivery box... a good stress reliever LOL!
It's far prettier online than in person. It definitely is not worth the high price tag but am pleased that Amazon had it at the cheapest price. I am keeping it b/c it goes with my the theme motif in my son's room. He's is 21 months old and he showed some interest in it since it's like a ball. It is not as lightweight as you might think.
I understand that they were working with fabric and that should be taken into consideration that the design of the countries might have been skewed but seriously, some of the countries just look horrible and the font they used was not a good choice.
Love the concept, hence, why I am keeping it but would think twice and I am not so sure I would recommend...check out the video and you be the judge if you could live with it.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Best toy on the planet (pun intended). Nov 29, 2010
This toy is my absolute favorite and one I intend to give every child, from toddler to teen, on my Christmas list this year. It is durable and fun, and would be a great teaching tool for anyone. I purchased mine from Walker Books and it arrived in a timely manner, perfect condition. I highly recommend for anyone with children, teachers, and/or just for keeping around the house for conversation when company arrives.
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