Last week I ordered a couple of cool freebies. A poster map of the world, and a poster of marine life, offered free from various branches of the Canadian government (Your tax dollars at work). They both showed up in yesterday’s mail.
I was a little disappointed in the world map. (Brought to you by Canadian Geographic and the Canadian International Development Agency) It focuses on showing the various levels of wealth/poverty across the world. The different countries are colour coded based on wealth and the various boundaries blur together. It’s also printed on rather thin paper, and came folded. Still it’s big and colourful. I hung it on the wall in Rainbow’s room and she was pretty pleased with it. (If you want to order this map head to this page on the Canadian Geographic website, click on the spot where it says “register here” and make an account. Once you’re logged in click on the “product” tab and then order “A Developing World” wall map.
The second poster I received, the marine life one, is absolutely awesome! It is “frame me” poster quality and is printed on lovely thick paper. The art/illustration is great. The poster shows various sea creatures such as haddock, seals, humpback whales, etc. with their names just below each in both English and French. The baby’s room has an “under the sea” theme, so I was pretty happy to hang this in there. The poster also came in a rather nice shipping tube, which I’ll probably be able to reuse. I would really recommend sending away for this one if you’re little one is at all interested in sea creatures.
If you know of any other kid friendly freebies out there I’d love to hear about ’em.