Decorating a young child's bedroom can be tricky. You want something that's bright and colourful for them to look at, with some educational value, and also doesn't look too, well, childish. I was delighted therefore when I was emailed by Carla Daly and asked to review some of her Children's Wall Art.
We were sent a Kid's map of the United Kingdom and I was delighted to unwrap it when we arrived back from holiday. The map is in a simple style and clearly shows the countries that make up the UK, along with some of the major cities. Overlaid are a variety of animals (all labelled) which I think are all native to the UK.
Little Miss C is nearly 16 months old now and was delighted as soon as we put this up in her room. She loves animals (and birds) and most of the words that she has so far are animal related. After getting up this morning she spent nearly five minutes stood in front of the picture shouting "fish!" and pointing at the whales, dolphins, salmon and tuna shown in the waters around the UK.
If you have a look at Carla's website there are several other maps – ideal if part of the family is not from the UK and you want to teach your child more about that country – various art pieces and some lovely height charts, which are a particular favourite of mine.
The map was incredibly easy to attach to the wall – some might say so easy a child could do it – and it arrived packaged really well, so much so that even our holiday cover postman didn't manage to damage it at all (remarkable!) If you're looking to buy a gift for a new baby, or to celebrate a child's birthday (or that December event that's fast approaching!) then definitely think about some art like this.
I was sent a copy of the Kid's map of the United Kingdom to review by Carla Daly. This map usually retails at £24 and is available from Carla's website – www.carladaly.co.uk