Traveling is a passion of mine, one I love sharing with my daughter. From a mere 6-months old on, she has flown with us to faraway destinations, passport in backpack (so to speak, as it actually is with mine).
Whether to get a child excited about an upcoming trip, or just to occupy some time while traveling (or summertime boredom has hit), I have discovered Stickyscapes. Thanks to Laurence King Publishing, I was sent a few complimentary activity books and we are hooked. (Affiliate link in post)
Each Stickyscapes activity book comes complete with 100+ reusable stickers to use on an incredible sized panoramic play scene, one that is double-sided.
With the city editions, one side represents an actual, present-day city, with the other featuring the fictional and historical city.
Not only are Stickscapes books meant to keep kids of all ages occupied with some quiet downtime, but they are are teaching the kids about a destination as well.
Recently I gave my daughter the Stickyscapes London book on a day that parents are oh so familiar with – the “I’m bored” day.
Bored no longer!
With two sides to keep her occupied and a ton of stickers, she set out to learn about a city we hope to visit as a family soon. In the photograph above, she is working on just one of the sides, the present-day city.
She knows a bit about the city already from movies and books, and has been quite fascinated with learning about the Royal Family. Yes, she watched the Royal Wedding with me.
She quickly found Buckingham Palace along with other landmarks on the scene.
It was time to head to the sticker sheets, where we discovered The Queen, William and Kate, along with the Queen’s Guards – perfect to add around the palace.
The sticker sheets have backsides which document facts about certain stickers – landmarks, people, and such.
Stickyscapes London had my daughter learning more about the monarchy, WWII bombers, Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Sherlock Holmes, and Charlie Chaplin.
Stickyscapes Paris had her discovering more about the Tour de France, macarons, local transportation, Pablo Picasso, and the Eiffel Tower workers.
As for Stickyscapes New York, I’ve tucked that one away to give her on the airplane when we visit New York City. I love the vibrant play landscapes of NYC, which showcase everything present-day from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (where we will tour to see a family member who arrived there), to Grand Central Terminal and Yankee Stadium. She’ll learn from the sticker descriptions more about immigrant families, the myth of alligators in the sewers, Charles Lindbergh, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Carousel.
These sticker books are high quality and really inspire kids with wanting to discover, explore, and learn more.
Stickyscapes are the perfect thing to pack in a child’s airplane carryon or backpack. They are great to have on hand during summers and school breaks. Perhaps most of all, the books are fun to have easily accessible when your kids actually stumble across a landmark. You’ll see the excitement!
Lucky for us, Stickyscapes has other non-travel themed books including ones like space, polar, tropical, and one I need to order, Stickyscapes At the Museum (perfect for summer museum outings)!
DEALS: Sticker price is $14.95 U.S., but I spotted many deals on the books at Amazon here, including the Polar one over half off as I’m typing this.
You can also keep up with any new additions from Laurence King Publishing.
Thanks to our friends there, I am able to offer one lucky reader a giveaway bundle of the 3 Stickyscapes books below:
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