I just adore these personalised maps for children. I had a delightful time creating one online for my own daughter and then our whole family sat back to admire and giggle at the final creation: a fantasyland map where my daughter was the princess of her own kingdom and lots of furry and fantastical creatures abounded. The really fun part was pointing out all the bays, oceans and islands named after various family and friends.
San Francisco based Kidlandia, head up by illustrator Brian Backus, make these sensational maps that will no doubt motivate and energise imaginations. Even adults can partake in the fun (I did!) and encourage their young ones to develop an interest in understanding and reading maps and kids can also feel connected to their extended family.
You can purchase the maps in gallery wrapped canvas direct from Kidlandia with prices starting at US$39.95 or you can create a digital map online for free. Contact Kidlandia for information about shipping to Australia.
(Via Cool Hunting)