At Globe Publishing it is our philosophy that “playing is learning“ which means that children never “just” play. By interacting with others and by playing alone, children expand their understanding of themselves and the world around them. And no matter if they are doing a puzzle, building a tower of blocks, playing a board game, reading a book or drawing a picture they are constantly evolving important skills, such as fine motor skills, social skills, artistic skills, language skills and maths skills.
Children simply can’t stop learning while they play – they explore, experiment, analyze, have new experiences and master disciplines all the time.
With our philosophy in mind, we have created a unique way of developing our products. At the core of the process is the GLOBE•LearningCircleTM, which keeps the child’s progress, curiosity, and complete learning needs in mind. It consists of eight different skills, that all facilitate optimal learning for the child. Some of our products include all the skills while others focus on one specific skill.
Below you can learn more about each skill in the GLOBE•LearningCircleTM.
The ability to understand oneself, one's own world and limits: Who am I. Include feelings, capabilities, ideas and actions.
The ability to use one's body for all types of activities, to express one's ideas and feelings and acquire body awareness.
The ability to understand others, read their mood, feelings and body language and learn to be part of social groups.
The ability to understand and play with colors and shapes. The child's inherent creativity is in focus here.
The ability to distinguish between rhythm, sounds and tunes and express them.
The ability to understand the concept of numbers, geometry and the language of mathematics.
The ability to think while speaking, use (new) words and develop one's linguistic capacity through rhymes and small stories and through communication with one's immediate surroundings.
The ability to wonder at nature, have a realistic perception of it, know where things come from and how people form part of nature's cycle and their impact on it.
The GLOBE•LearningCircle™ is a unique tool that helps us make product lines that cover all skills and
helps parents and caretakers chose a product not only by topic but also by skill.
However, learning is dynamic, and once the child starts playing with our products not only will
the core skill automatically get a boost but other skills too. If the child reads a book with an adult, it
will not only strengthen their language skills and knowledge of the topic, but it will also stimulate
their social skills thanks to the interactive designs with questions and lots to discover and discuss. If
the child then starts playing with the included accessories, they will improve their fine-motor skills,
observation skills, and spark early imaginary role-play.
Child development is a continuous process, and there is no such thing as a “typical” child. Therefore,
our products offer more than a book does by providing the child with several learning methods and
greater play value. Whether it be a puzzle, wooden toys, cardboard figures, tactile elements,
questions, or activities they are all there to serve a purpose and make the child play, think, learn,
and develop in the best way they can.
Let the fun begin!