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Monday, July 25th, 2011

10 Best World Maps for Your Children’s Room

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Every global citizen needs a map to inspire them. Maps are amazing tools for learning, imagining and playing. I can still remember my round globe that I spent hours spinning as a child–ah, the wonder at where my finger would land! InCultureParent found some of the coolest maps on the market for your little global citizens.

Pssst…Looking for more cool maps and globes? Be sure to check out these:
Gorgeous globe for a child’s room
Do-it-yourself globe for kids

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1. The Do It Yourself


The perfect map for families who move around a lot and don’t like to mess up too many walls (like us), these are sticker decals. They will take some work to arrange to make sure everything is in just the right place, but they are easy to apply and remove. They can be stuck to not just walls but also to the fridge, table, desk, cabinets and drawers.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Stephanie is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of InCultureParent. She has two Moroccan-American daughters (ages 5 and 6), whom she is raising, together with her husband, bilingual in Arabic and English at home, while also introducing Spanish. After many moves worldwide, she currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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12 Comments
  1. CommentsAna Lomba   |  Tuesday, 26 July 2011 at 8:48 am

    Have you checked “upside-down” world maps? They provide a very different view of the world :) I have seen maps in many different formats. Really fun!

  2. CommentsSara Headley   |  Tuesday, 26 July 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I’m so glad to see educational (and artistic) maps that have wonderful images to them! A nice departure from the old ones I remember with children that “represent” their country of origin (you remember the “Heidi” and the “Geisha”?)!

  3. Commentsworld maps - ALL MAPS – ALL MAPS   |  Wednesday, 10 August 2011 at 4:35 pm

    […] 10 Best World Maps for Your Children's Room | InCultureParent 10 of the best world maps for kid's rooms.http://www.incultureparent.com .. […]

  4. CommentsMelissa Ferrin   |  Friday, 28 October 2011 at 7:33 am

    You really ought to include a Peters Projection map in the mix as it accurately shows the size of the continents in relationship to each other. http://www.petersmap.com/

  5. CommentsBecky   |  Wednesday, 21 December 2011 at 5:23 am

    LOVE the maps! The only one I don’t appreciate is #3- Greenland looks as big as South America. I hate when maps give a Northern-Hemisphere-centric view (my pet peeve:). Check out a Peters Projection map- it too can be controversial, but it’s basis of equal area provides another perspective.

  6. CommentsOur Top 10 Articles in 2011 | InCultureParent   |  Sunday, 01 January 2012 at 11:25 pm

    […] land of Ghengis Khan 3. Reunited Outside the Orphanage Walls 4. Falling off the Opol Wagon 5. Best World Maps for Your Child’s Room 6. Diwali Craft: Make a Lantern 7. Mothers to Be: Pregnancy around the World 8. Burqas, […]

  7. CommentsLaura Barta   |  Tuesday, 24 April 2012 at 3:35 am

    Geotoys also has a couple of great world map puzzles. So you get the double benefit of putting it together before you study it.

  8. CommentsDianne   |  Tuesday, 24 April 2012 at 7:05 am

    GREAT article! Thank you. Definitely, yes, adding some Equal-Area-Projection maps, and some education that maps form kids’ views about the world as well as awareness of/knowledge about it. One book review on this subject that may be of interest: http://blog.culturaldetective.com/2012/03/05/book-review-how-maps-change-things/

  9. CommentsMazaa LLC | Making Worldly Connections   |  Tuesday, 14 August 2012 at 2:53 pm

    […] We love the suggestions made by Stephanie Meade, Founder of the InCultureParent blog. Check out 10 Best World Maps for Your Children’s Room for some ideas if you don’t already have a world map or globe at home. InCultureParent is also a […]

  10. CommentsMartin Pietrzak   |  Thursday, 31 January 2013 at 7:52 am

    These are all great suggestions. We recently came up with a new angle how to present wall maps for kids. We developed wall maps that also work with augmented reality technology to display interactive and educational information on the mobile device. I would love your and your audience option on it as we have just introduced it to the market. All the best. Martin http://interactive.funmapsforkids.com/world_map_for_kids/

  11. CommentsInCultureParent | Cool Map for a Kid’s Wall   |  Sunday, 16 June 2013 at 9:08 am

    […] I have a little obsession with maps and globes. This was my latest find I loved from a seller on etsy! Here’s a bunch of others maps that would be fun in a child’s room: http://www.incultureparent.com/2011/07/10-best-world-maps-for-your-children%E2%80%99s-room/ […]

  12. CommentsJulia   |  Thursday, 03 July 2014 at 5:54 am

    I loved your collection of maps. I always encourage the global families that I work with to keep maps in their home to help ground their little global nomads. I am always amazed at how many of these little people’s extended families do not own maps so now I always encourage them to give the gift of a map to their cousins or Grandparents as their going-away gift. Many of there will be prefect for this recommendation. Thank you!









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