Thursday, July 17, 2008

been around the world?

i love all things travel related... mini suitcases, vintage luggage labels, old travel postcards & posters. (i think you get the idea.) but most of all, i love maps. big or small, flat or round, i love them all. so it's no surprise to me, that while watching one of my favorite guilty pleasures, the wall map totally caught my eye. (click on the picture to enlarge it.) i've always loved the idea of having a huge wall map... either in the kid's room or perhaps in a game room or office. i've toyed with the idea of "sticking pins" in the places we've visited, but this idea is so much better. instead of your basic push pin, they've used postcards & pictures to signify special locations. i loved it when the little boy was asked "do you remember where england is?" & he replied "it's the one with the big clock". i seriously LOVE this idea, it goes way behind your basic geography lesson. i found a similar map HERE, unfortunately they are all sold out, although i did spy a few on ebay. obviously there are probably hundreds of map options out there, but i kinda like THIS one, or THIS one. oh, & THIS one too.

xoxo, K


  1. What a great idea! I love things like this, they're a great way to educate kids about geography in a way they'll enjoy and doesn't cost a fortune!

  2. i'm glad to hear i'm not the only one who loves it. kids learn so much better when they can associate. just today my 3 year old & were looking at us map. i was pointing to the places where other members of our family lived... hours later he could point out where they lived if i asked.


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