I always wanted a globe of my own, I imagined sitting and planning out future travels. Far off places that seemed to only exist in story books or on TV when I was small, the world seems a whole lot bigger back then. Before the internet and virtual reality became a thing, before you could Skype people on the other side of the world.
Children now though have so much more opportunity and access to the world than we ever did and they need to learn more all the time. When we were offered the chance to review the new 2 in 1 AR Day and Night Globe from Oregon Scientific we jumped at the chance. (ok so i may have been just as excited!)
This isn’t just a normal globe though, using a smart phone to trigger the AR modes (augmented reality) children can learn all about the planet including animals and their habitats, landmarks and climate. The app is free to download and although we struggled to get the scan me image to take i have seen some fabulous images from others who have used the app and we are determined to get it to work!
The girls obviously hear about things happening in the world and want to know where that country is so this is great to be able to show them how close or how far away from us they really are.
I think our favourite part of the globe is the night time glow given by the 88 constellations. We have often looked at the stars in the sky on a clear night and seen the ‘frying pan’ etc so it was great to finally find out their real names and of course to plan that on our next sky gazing to see if we could see any of the ones mapped on the globe.
The light given off is such a delicate glow too that it works great as a night light, the girls often stay awake longer due to their bedside lamps being bright but with just this glowing they were asleep within 30 minutes! Bonus!
We were sent this for the purpose of the review. All opinions are our own.