I can’t think of a much easier way to teach kids to respect the world than to let them hold it in their little hands. The Hugg-A-Planet, a soft colorfully-labeled, globe-shaped pillow, is also a great way to introduce preschoolers to geography. We’ve already referenced our Hugg-A-Planet to show our kids where we’ll be traveling to visit grandma and grandpa this spring.
The Hugg-A-Planet comes in a two sizes – the small 6” version for $9.95 and the super duper 24” version for $89.95. The bigger version would make a great pillow chair in a kids’ room and is cool enough to follow them to college. Additionally, the manufacturer also offers Mars, Moon and Star map versions for those future astronauts in your home.
Available for sale online at www.peacetoys.com, the Hugg-A-Planet can also be found in many museum gift shops. I met with Robert Forenza, owner/creator, of Hugg-A-Planet at the Toy Fair and he says he orders the fabric printed in Asia and then stuffs and sews the Hugg-A-Planets in his Vermont offices. Robert proudly informed me that his Hugg-A-Planet is the only toy on the U.S. Space Shuttle – the astronauts brought it along to include in their taped segments for school children. You can even view a video segment of the Hugg-A-Planet on the Shuttle on www.peacetoys.com – quite the endorsement!
* We did not receive monetary compensation for this giveaway. We did receive the a Hugg-A-Planet mentioned in this post free of charge to facilitate this review. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.