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Little Global Citizens

With Angie and Brad traipsing their brood all over the world, it’s only natural for us mere mortals to be a wee bit jealous. After all, by the time their kids turn 10, they will have seen most of the world and will probably speak eight different languages.

As for me, my toddler has seen a lot…of our backyard, that is. And he’s still working on mastering English. Of course, I want him to be cultured and worldly, but with my workload and his attitude about sleeping anywhere but his crib, I don’t see us taking that trek anytime soon.

So in honor of helping our kids develop a global awareness and a love of travel while still staying close to home, here are the products I’ve come to love:

Check out all the amazing finds and a baby onesie giveaway after the jump…


Maptote Onesies: This collection of organic hand screened onesies from Maptote will inspire them to take on the world or at least show off their pride in their neck of the woods. Brooklyn and Manhattan onesies included.

Look Out World, Here I Come!: Brilliantly shot and mesmerizing to tots (and bored moms), this award-winning DVD and book set launched with a NYC edition and will expand to London, Sydney and Paris in the coming year.

Make City: If you’re lucky enough to travel or even if you haven’t left home for years, these souvenir postcards (London, New York, Paris and more) turn into amazing landmarks that your kids can make right at home.

Street Scenes: These prints from Etsy Shop Ruka-Ruka wil get the kiddies talking and imagining. With New York, London and Paris editions, they can be personalized with your child’s name to help them envision their trip someday.

Little Pim: I’ve been a longtime fan of the Little Pim company. They create amazing language immersion CDs, flashcards and music, so kids will feel as if they’re really living in France, Russia or Italy and pick up the native tongue.

City in a Bag: Nothing gets your kid’s juices flowing like play. Muji created a line of blocks that will have them building all the greatest cities in the world, including New York, London, Tokyo and Paris.

Photos: Muji, Little Pim, Ruka Ruka, Maptote, Brooklyn5and10

>>GIVEAWAY: Tell me which city you dream of traveling with your tot and you could win an amazing Maptote onesie for your little global citizen.

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