I found this globe on Amazon, and could not resist ordering it for Q. We've been meaning to get her a globe when we found the right one. Our house is filled with maps from vintage National Geographic magazines, and she has a laminated world map hanging over her changing table, on which we regularly show here where she came from in China, and where she lives now.
I thought she might like a globe...but you never know for sure.
So I was delighted to see that she immediately took to this little one. First, she touched all the continents with her little fingers.
Then she figured out how to spin it on its axis.
But the best discover (and I'm always amazed at how quick she is with these things) was how to cover the light sensor with her fingers to make the phosphorescent constellations light up! At night, the globe goes from a world map to a map of the stars, complete with the mythical figures of the constellations traced over them.
In this picture, if you look closely, you can see the constellations lit up in pale blue.
And then, just to give it her seal of approval, she kissed it. I think it was a good find!