This interactive globe has 181 detachable velcro pieces -- national costumes, native animals and the like -- that will help teach your kids about the rest of the world. Made from cloth, the inflatable globe comes in two sizes and has a plastic interior; you can throw it in the washing machine (but be sure to take the velcro accessories off first!)...
Similar styles feature a world wall map and a dinosaur map for little dinosaur enthusiasts. All are available online from the Conran Shop in Paris
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from Paris. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com