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Gifts for the Young Explorer

Gifts for the Young Explorer


Sneak in a little education with these fun map-themed gifts


Shelly Cone, October 15, 2013
Your child has multiple personalities:

One day he's a pirate, the next a cowboy. Maybe she's an astronaut and the next day an archeologist. You applaud that imagination, not to mention the desire to delve into the undiscovered. You've got a young explorer on your hands and there's nothing more that you want to do than to encourage that sense of adventure.

Why not start by getting a few supplies that every young explorer needs?
Crawlable Maps of Animals and Dinosaurs
 

"Crawlable" Maps of Animals and Dinosaurs



Learn what it was like during the Mesozoic Era with the National Geographic North America in Dinosaur Age Wall Map. Complete with illustrations and text, you're mini paleontologist can study the various dinosaurs that walked the Earth once upon a time. Or maybe she'd like to study all the animals of the world. Dinos Illustrated Map of Animals of the World features a fun look at all of the animals of the world hand-drawn by an artist. This playful map gives a fun perspective on animals and their various habitats.
Learning geography with giant maps and magnetic puzzles
 

Learning geography with giant maps and magnetic puzzles



Does your child dream of travel? Educate him on the places he can go with the USA Magnetic Puzzle Map. This retro-vintage style USA Magnetic Puzzle Map allows your child to place the magnetic state onto its corresponding color and shape on the map or even put the nation together on the refrigerator or other metal surface. Fun graphics help your child retain information about the various states he may want to visit.

With the World Megamap Wall Map for your child's room you can choose a point, research it, explore it through play and then place a pin on the map to mark the places you've already "explored."    
Personalize their adventures
 

Personalize their adventures



"Ethan's Adventures" or "Bella's World Travels". Make learning about the world exciting by making it personal with a Personalized World Mounted Wall Map featuring your child's name. Help them find and mark all of the family trips they've gone on and are looking forward to in the years to come. With our nifty transparent map stickers, they can highlight the cities and states without having to worry about pricking their fingers or blocking their view of the location. These stickers are perfect with our laminated maps as your child can place, peel, and replace till their hearts content.
Every child should have one globe in their lifetime.
 

Every child should have one globe in their lifetime.



Classic globes are bedroom staples in any curious child's room. Remember all of the time you spent gazing at a miniature verson of the earth, running your fingers over all of the mountain ranges when you were young? Give them the same opportunity to explore this beautiful and interesting world with a 12-inch desktop Pioneer Globe.
For the space cadet
 

For the space cadet



With the possibility of space travel looming in the not too distant future your young explorer may be already planning on pioneering that travel. Next stop Mars. Stoke his learning with the perfect gift for young explorers who like space, the Red Planet Mars Map 1973, which features illustrations and information about Mars and an assortment of facts about its seasons, size, and atmosphere. It's the perfect compliment to the Earth's Moon Map 1969 by National Geographic. Round out this trip to space with the 5 inch Illuminated Star Globe that projects the universe onto any wall.
Give them the world
 

Give them the world



Then again some young explorers know there are still plenty of frontiers on Earth to explore. Let them have some fun with the Inflatable EarthBall. Featuring the latest generation of NASA satellite imagery printed right on the globe, this 16" inflatable EarthBall also features glow-in-the-dark "Night Glow Cities." Or give her the world in her pocket with the Natural Earth Marble, a 1.4" perfect replica of Earth with 50 rivers and full color continent detail. It even comes with a brass stand and gift box.

Your child is yearning to explore. Find the perfect gift for young explorers at Maps.com.


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