As a mapmaker by profession, the company Children Inspire Design excites me for many reasons. First off, they have a lot of geography themes which tug at all of my heartstrings as I find maps beautiful to view. They are eco-friendly. They produce culturally diverse artwork with the intention of promoting compassion for our earth. Each piece is created from repurposed materials, soy inks, and biodegradable packaging. Plus, they’re all fun and whimsical to view!
The Global Compassion map print (above) can be purchased as a signed, limited edition, with 100% of proceeds donated to Future Fortified. Each print gives a month’s worth of nutrients for 20 children in Bangladesh. That’s a purchase you can feel good about making.
The Explorer Journal is 60 pages of blank paper for your little adventurer to get lost in their own imagination. Have a theme for each page, ask your children to draw found items in nature, or sketch out landmarks during their travels.
The My Travels USA (or World) Map would be perfect for planning trips, and marking goal destinations along with past vacations. Add stickers to the hometowns of family members so children can have an increased spatial awareness across time zones.
Children Inspire Design carries an assortment of inspirational prints for hanging. One of my favorites is the above “Not all who wander are lost.” We have a magnet on our refrigerator at home which says the same. I may need to add this print to my son’s bedroom, or even ours.
In addition to their map and travel-inspired prints, they carry a large range of prints, wall cards and decorations. I love children’s travel and map-themed décor and hope this can inspire a little of the same love for your home. We all need a little map whimsy in our lives!