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Map Art Lets You Show Your Child the World

June 12, 2015 / Education, Global Art

At Oopsy Daisy we put the “art” in “cartography!”

Map art satisfies our very human instinct to explore the world around us. And who is better at exploring the world around us than children?

That natural curiosity is why kids love maps, and that’s why we here at Oopsy Daisy curate such a wide variety of map art for kids. We love the idea of little ones growing up surrounded by maps, because it means they’re growing up surrounded by possibility–there are so many people and places to discover in life! And with all the bright, interesting maps we offer, there will certainly be one that fits right into your child’s room and imagination.

Here are a few ways to incorporate map art into your child’s life:

Where did we come from?

On a world map, show your child where your family’s ancestors were born. How many countries are a part of your family’s past? How many continents?

Where have you been?

If you’re a traveling family, you can keep track of your globe-trotting (or country-exploring). If Mom or Dad travels for work, show the child where she or her goes.

Where do our faraway loved ones live?

Remember that friend who moved away after preschool? Where did she go? When that elderly neighbor went to live with his son, where did he end up?

Where do your favorite animals live?

Some kids love cheetahs. Some love exotic birds. Help your child find the habitat of his or her favorite creature on earth.

Where do your favorite foods come from?

What country originated sushi? Where do those green grapes grow? You could even turn this search into an adventure: go to the grocery store and choose something you’ve never eaten before (ugli fruit, anyone?). Sample it while you find out where it came from. (And don’t forget we’ve got a wide assortment of map art placemats that you can even roll up and bring along to an exotic restaurant!)

Where do you want to go?

This use of map art just might be our favorite. Because parents want to give their children the world. While not all of us can actually do that, we all can show it to them. You and your child can dream about all the places you hope to visit some day. And then it’s up to her to make it happen.

Talk about a gift!

This is Your World by Paul Daviz

This is Your World by Paul Daviz

What a World by Jill McDonald

What a World by Jill McDonald

America the Beautiful by Johnny Yanok

America the Beautiful by Johnny Yanok

Around the World by Jenny Kostecki-Shaw

Around the World by Jenny Kostecki-Shaw

 

 

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