If you love puzzles (and learning), you are sure to love the Puzzleball Globe! (Available at Timberdoodle.)
The Puzzleball Globe is just what it sounds like - a puzzle, in the form of a ball, that creates a globe. The puzzle pieces are a printed plastic, with a portion of the map on one side and a number and arrow on the back side.
There are two ways to put the Puzzleball Globe together. The first way is the traditional way for a puzzle - matching up the image side of the pieces, fitting them together until the puzzle is complete. The second way is using the back side. Simply put the pieces together in numerical order, adding the next piece in order to the side where the arrow is pointing.
All in all, our family has been pleased with the Puzzleball Globe and will be building it again and again. It is a great piece to have for homeschool or for learning in general.