Identification Charts

Identification Charts

Ben Partridge
Sep 15, 2010

Kids exhibit fantastic powers of recall. They can memorize word for word the text from a favorite picture book, or even pick up a second language. On more than one occasion when someone's name has slipped my mind, I've discretely turned to my 3 year old to jolt my memory. The point is, why not take advantage of these absorbent brains with the illustrations we display in their rooms. After all, isn't that ultimately why we're attracted to alphabet prints and wall maps.

Identification charts have the makings for striking, educational, and nostalgic artwork for kid's rooms. And the possibilities are endless: star constellations, wild animal tracks, local flora, mushrooms, etc…

Plus, who wouldn't benefit from a refresher on some of these subjects? I for one have seen my world geography knowledge vastly expand since we mounted the map in our son's room.

Here's a round up of some identification charts we think would not only look right at home on a kid's wall, but also serve as informational. What other kid-friendly, graphic posters spring to mind? Let us know.

1. Smokey Bear's State Tree Poster $5 - for Smokey Bear poster reprints, contact the National Association of State Foresters or call 919-494-1300
2. Ten Primary Cloud Formations $25 - printed with glow in the dark ink
3. ASL Alphabet $40
4. Great Whales of the World $17.95
5. Sibley's Backyard Birds: Eastern North America $19.77

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