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The Globe of Land and Water

The Montessori classroom exposes children to this globe first, followed by the globe of the continents.  This stereognostic globe presents children as young as three, to the concept of the world, it’s shape and what constitutes the main features of earth.


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SKU: CHG0017


The globe of land and water, also known as the sandpaper globe.   The main features of this globe are the blue water, and the raised land formations with a sandy texture, which defines the concepts of land and water.  Therefore, this globe forms part of the Sensorial curriculum, introducing the toddler to the geographic material.

As an integral part of the Montessori curriculum, the Child gets a sense of the shape of the world and can visualise the distribution of land and water over the earth.  These land formations are aligned to the continents, so the young Child inadvertently absorbs this knowledge.

This work leads to the introduction of the globe of the continents.  The wooden base of the globe, holds the globe of the continents at a 23° angle, the same as the earth’s axis in relation to the sun.  The height of the Globe is 19 cm / (7.5″)

One of the attractions to the Montessori Method is the extensive use of wood.

We use several types of wood, sourced from renewable sources, in the production of our Montessori Materials.

  • Solid beechwood for cylinder blocks, pink towers, dressing frames and brown stairs.
  • Birchply for trays, holders and animal and botany puzzles.
  • MDF for puzzle maps
  • Pineply for boxes and containers


We ensure that the coatings and inks used are not only eco-friendly, but also non-toxic.

Our wooden products are manufactured by responsible partner factories both locally and abroad and ensure that fair labour practices are adopted.

Care instructions for Childrens House Wooden Materials:

  • If wooden products are exposed to liquids, wipe dry as quickly as possible.
  • Most of the surfaces can be wiped with a damp cloth if exposed to dirt or grime.
  • Avoid leaving any of our wooden product in direct sunlight, as it may warp certain woods and/ or the coating may fade over time.

Order R1000 worth of items to qualify for free shipping to your door anywhere in South Africa.

Transit times depend on your location:

  • Cape Metro – next day if your order is placed before 13h00
  • Gauteng & Durban – 2 to 3 days
  • Everywhere else – 2 to 4 days depending on your location


Feel free to email us should you require any further information.

We offer free delivery to the USA:

  • USA – free for orders over $300 – 7 days to your door
  • Canada – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to additional GST & PST which is billed on arrival
  • UK – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to 20% VAT which is billed on arrival
  • EU – 7 day shipping calculated at checkout – subject to EU VAT which is billed on arrival
  • Australia – 9 days – may be subject to 10% GST which is billed on arrival
  • NZ – 9 days – may be subject to 15% GST which is billed on arrival

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Weight 0.70 kg
Dimensions 19 × 18 × 18 cm


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