Saturday, January 22, 2011

Geography fun

I picked up a bargain while shopping a couple of days ago - a SmartGlobe. Its a globe with a wand attached that lets you find out lots of information about the various countries. You select the information you want to hear, then the country and you can listen to anything from the national anthem, the weather, leader, population, language etc etc etc. You can also compare distances and currencies between countries.

It also comes with quizzes - eg find the capital cities of the countries that it states within a certain time period.

And best of all, its updateable for free via the internet for one year. Billy has already plugged it in and downloaded the updates because it was annoying him that it had our old prime minister as the leader :) He's really enjoying playing with it and keeps coming out telling us amazing facts.

3 comments:

jugglingpaynes said...

That is neat! Does it also update when boundaries or country names change?

I'm thinking of all the changes after the Berlin Wall fell....

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina

Renelle said...

We have something similar a Leapfrog Interactive Globe that we can update at any time. We've had it for 2 years now and it's been a wonderful part of our geography. They're great value. Have fun with the games. Renelle

karisma said...

Very cool.