The world is such a big place, it has so much for us to discover, explore and enjoy that a lifetime isn’t enough to cover everything. Though, there are times when you may think: “It’s such a small world after all.”. It happens to me when I accidentally come across familiar faces away from home, where I least expect it.
You don’t necessarily have to travel the world (though it is ideal) to teach your kids about it. Any of these world gifts for kids can be a starting point of conversations about places your family visited or would like to visit, countries where your ancestors came from, where Dora or Madeline (or any character your kids are big fans of) live, origin countries of the animals you love seeing at the ZOO, and so many other world-related topics.
Playground Ball by Crocodile Creek (price: $13.75)
This is a great indoor or outdoor ball with bright, bold design of the world with specific animals for each continent.
Inflatable Beach Ball by Jet Creations (price: $10.29)
A political map ball that shows countries and capitals. It comes with a repair kit for any punctures or holes.
Foam Balls by Rhode Island Novelty (price: $11.01)
These small (3″) foam balls are great for young kids as well as older ones.
Yo Yo by US Toy (price: $13.96)
With the flick of the wrist this Earth themed yo-yo will roll down and back up. Yo-yo’s are a fun indoor or outdoor activity to keep anyone entertained.
Both the foam balls and the Yo Yo’s come in dozen and they can be paired for party favors.
World Map Umbrella by Three Elephant (price: $10.30)
My kids are fascinated by umbrellas and, as I always keep one in the car, they get to play with it a lot whenever we’re driving somewhere. (They haven’t figured it out yet how to push the button and open it ). This umbrella comes in a beautiful design and bright colors.
Earth Night Light by Kikkerland (price: $6.97)
Light up the world and your kids’ bedroom or hallway with this earth night light.
Map t-shirt by Speedy Pros (price: $11.99)
This shirt is a wonderful choice not only of the darling design showing the animals around the world but also because the map is printed directly onto the tee with eco-friendly inks that are safe for your kid and also soft to touch and won’t irritate delicate skin.
If you like discovering the world with your children, you may also like
Giant Coloring Maps of Paris, London, Barcelona and New York
Books about England, France and Italy