Kidlandia, a website that lets you create personalized fantasy maps for kids, evolved from illustrator, entrepreneur and former Disney producer Brian Backus' intricate, personalized maps that he started making a few years ago.
His custom-made maps of fantasy kingdoms featured names and places that were part of the child's life, creating an endless source of fun and fantasy. He quickly realized that an online version with a much more accessible price point could bring greater joy to more families. The upshot was Kidlandia.
The easy-to-use site simply involves selecting one of the map styles and entering the name of the kid and anyone else you'd like, such as family, friends, pets, etc. The site automatically populates the map with towns and places named for variants on the names provided.
You can save and share the digital map for free, or order large prints starting at $40.