Welcome!

News Feed Item

Kidsmap Gets Kids to Ditch the Screen for Interactive, Educational Experience

Awesome Maps creator Simon Schuetz creates beautifully-illustrated world map for children

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Entrepreneur and longtime cartographer Simon Schuetz of Awesome Maps recently noticed a trend that is becoming more and more concerning; children, especially this day in age, are completely inundated by multiple screens on a daily basis. From computers to mobile phones and portable video games, parents are finding it increasingly harder to get their kids away from these screens for meaningful life experiences.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140425/MN12235)

Because of this epidemic, Schuetz aims to take children away from their screens and provide them with a fun and educational experience with the kidsmap. After successfully crowdfunding the Bucketlistmap and raising nearly $60,000 on Kickstarter, Schuetz is now working on a map for children that will pique their curiosity to explore the planet, all without a screen.

As a child, Schuetz felt that children's maps weren't really made for children; they were often too cluttered and confusing. This problem inspired him to expose kids to the world through a beautifully-illustrated map that incorporates stickers and quiz flash cards for a completely interactive learning experience that the entire family can enjoy together.

Simon and his team began with a simple, but beautifully-illustrated, map base that shows continents, deserts, and major mountain ranges. The base offers plenty to explore, but is simple enough for children to understand without feeling overwhelmed. Next, the team wanted to add an interactive element to keep kids interested, so they incorporated removable stickers that range from animals that roam the Serengeti to natural wonders like the Grand Canyon and man-made marvels like the Great Wall of China.

The kidsmap's flash cards offer more information about each sticker, including interesting facts and where each marvel can be found throughout the world. They take the map to another level, turning it into a full-on geography game that children will never forget. It's been tried and tested by both parents and kids–the response has been amazing. Parents and their children can explore the world together, using stories from their own travels or the educational flash cards as a guide on their educational and fun journey.

To pre-order the kidsmap for $35 on Kickstarter and support Schuetz's campaign, visit http://bit.ly/AMKidsKS. Those interested in keeping up with the campaign and learning about contests, announcements and more should Like Awesome Maps on Facebook and Follow Awesome Maps on Twitter @awesome_maps.

About Awesome Maps

Awesome Maps creates awesome illustrated world maps, and believes that maps should offer more than just continent outlines, political boundaries and numbered roads. This line of beautifully illustrated maps show travelers the world how they want to see it—through detailed, hand-drawn illustrations, useful information and more. Awesome Maps inspires the explorers of tomorrow. For more information, visit www.awesome-maps.com.

Media Contact: Jessica Chesney, Awesome Maps, (845)821-3728, [email protected]

News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com

SOURCE Awesome Maps

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
If you’re responsible for an application that depends on the data or functionality of various IoT endpoints – either sensors or devices – your brand reputation depends on the security, reliability, and compliance of its many integrated parts. If your application fails to deliver the expected business results, your customers and partners won't care if that failure stems from the code you developed or from a component that you integrated. What can you do to ensure that the endpoints work as expect...
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
While DevOps promises a better and tighter integration among an organization’s development and operation teams and transforms an application life cycle into a continual deployment, Chef and Azure together provides a speedy, cost-effective and highly scalable vehicle for realizing the business values of this transformation. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, will present a unique opportunity to witness how Chef and Azure work tog...
The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple radios to ensure throughput performance and th...
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
I'm a lonely sensor. I spend all day telling the world how I'm feeling, but none of the other sensors seem to care. I want to be connected. I want to build relationships with other sensors to be more useful for my human. I want my human to understand that when my friends next door are too hot for a while, I'll soon be flaming. And when all my friends go outside without me, I may be left behind. Don't just log my data; use the relationship graph. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ryan Boyd, Engi...
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, will discuss the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports. The session will include a working demo and a technical d...
SYS-CON Events announced today that China Unicom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE F...
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace.
Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design fr...
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Robert Doyle, lead architect at eCube Systems, will examine the issues and need for an agile infrastructure and show the advantages of capturing developer knowledge in an exportable file for migration into production. He will introduce the use of NXTmonitor, a next-generation DevOps tool that captures application environments, dependencies and start/stop procedures in a portable configuration file with an easy-to-use GUI. In addition to captu...