Thursday, August 25, 2011
I have been having a really great week! Still going to the gym and doing the treadmill 3 times a week, still dieting and losing weight (Yeah!), finished moving the room and getting ready for school again! Webster (new puppy) is doing really well on house-training, and summer will be coming to an end soon and I can enjoy my favorite season...FALL!
Anyway, here is a really, really neat company! It is called Kidlandia! You can designed personalized products here. My daughter was able to go on their site and design a placemat and a poster. She did the Hundred Acre Wood. We enjoy the old Winnie the Pooh book, so she was able to design her own little world in the Hundred Acre Woods on a placemat. You or your child are able to go on the site and name different places with the names of people in your family, relatives and friends. It really is a neat idea! She really had a lot of fun doing this!
Then we were able to also get a poster of the US (called Whimsical USA Map) where she was able to add animals, cabins, trees, etc. And she was able to name places! She made her birthday a national holiday, and created her own city. Talk about an ego! Seriously, this would be fun to allow your child to design, like M___ did. Or you could design one for your child as a surprise.
There are several different choices for designs at Kidlandia. Some are based on characters and still others just fun places to design. You have a choice of placemats, posters, mug, pillowcase, blanket, growth chart, etc.
"The founder of Kidlandia, illustrator and entrepreneur Brian Backus, has been living in a fantasy world of maps and monsters since he was a very little boy.
Kidlandia grew out of Brian’s 2004 concept to create personalized maps of imaginary kingdoms for children’s rooms. He believed that by providing children their own kingdoms, with friendly monsters as companions, kids would gain an increased sense of confidence, control, and self-worth. In addition, by naming the cities, islands, and other features of the kingdoms after family and friends, kids would feel more connected to those who love them. Brian, who produced educational multimedia titles for Disney and Voyager, was also intrigued by the idea that by engaging kids in namesake kingdoms, he could motivate them to understand maps, and accelerate reading skills.
Although the maps cost up to $2,000 and were only sold by word of mouth, Brian could not keep up with demand. He received consistent feedback that the maps were among the favorite gifts of a lifetime. In response to this encouragement, he determined to make the maps more widely available, and at affordable prices. Kidlandia was born.
Today, Kidlandia is comprised of a team of talented engineers, designers, and business professionals. Kidlandian team members share a passion to bring delight and meaning to the lives of children and their families. 2.5% of Kidlandia’s founding stock has been set aside as the basis for a future charitable Foundation benefiting children. "
So I encourage my neighbors to take a minute and check out Kidlandia's website. If you decide to order, use MomBlog20 for a 20% discount.
Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this review. I did receive a placemat and poster for review purposes. All quotes are taken from the Kidlandia website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.