As a parent I am a huge advocate of making learning fun and nothing is quite as much fun as the SmartGlobe Adventure AR from Oregon Scientific.
The SmartGlobe Adventure AR is so much more than just a globe, for a start it’s interactive with a Smart Pen and 3D Augmented Reality.
With the SmartGlobe Adventure you can travel millions of miles without packing a bag! Exploring the world and discovering new exciting horizons at the touch of your fingertips.
You can use the Smart Learning Pen to learn about continents, countries, geography, cultures, age-appropriate world topics and much more in this bi-lingual interactive Adventure globe offering 19 English and six French language activities.
When the SmartGlobe arrived it was so easy to set up due to the 3AAA batteries already being fitted, which was lucky as the girls couldn’t wait to try it out!!
The SmartGlobe comes with instructions and yet we found that it was quite self explanatory. You can spin the globe to discover the country of your choice and use the Smart Pen to learn more about that country. The girls favourite feature was definitely hearing about the National Anthems across the globe!
The most amazing thing about the SmartGlobe is the Augmented Reality Features, something which really did blow my mind!
Having downloaded a free app onto our phones and iphones (you can register the globe to five separate devices) you simply have to sign up for an account and off you go!
Using the Augmented Reality Features you can scan any country across the globe to see landscapes, animals, landmarks, dinosaurs and weather conditions! The children were amazed to see eagles flying over America…
Lions walking through Libya…
A whole host of dinosaurs across the globe…
And of course the worst of the weather over Europe!!
At thirteen, Lewis found the SmartGlobe so interesting and I know that it is going to be so helpful to him with his Geography work. And yet at four and five the girls were quite literally fascinated by the globe and it’s amazing to think that they will be able to use it over the next decade and get just as much out of it each year.
With the SmartGlobe having just one Smart Pen, we did have a few whinges from Megan who was desperately waiting for her turn.
And yet when Eva left the room and told Megan, “Don’t touch it! I’m coming straight back!”, she swooped in and took her chance!!
Although the SmartGlobe is aimed at children aged five years and over, Megan was perfectly capable of using the Smart Pen and it was lovely to see her learning the names of each country and repeating them over to herself. Even I some were a little confusing!
I was never interested in geography at school, there was nothing fun about looking at a map, but I loved that I too learned so much from the SmartGlobe and found myself getting really into the quizzes! That said, it was quite a hit to my ego to be beaten by a four year old!
I think it goes without saying that I absolutely LOVE the SmartGlobe Adventure AR. It’s educational, it’s innovative and most of all, it’s FUN!
If I was to recommend one item for Christmas this year it would be this – the perfect gift to see your child from primary to high school. And at just £59.99 it’s a small price to pay for a whole world of information! Pardon the pun!
*** We were gifted this item for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own. ***