Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Learning becomes play with Putumayo Kids new globally-themed products

Putumayo Kids' World Culture Collection

Celebrated music label Putumayo Kids has launched its first new products outside of its CD series, with Africa, Europe and Latin America coloring books and sticker collections.

The Putumayo Kids’ World Culture Collection features the distinctive artwork of longtime Putumayo CD illustrator, British artist Nicola Heindl. Her colorful, folkloric style represents one of the company’s goals: to create universally appealing CDs and other products that combine art and culture. The artist’s work appears on all of Putumayo’s 150+ CDs.

Putumayo Kids’ Coloring Books include 20 oversized (11.5” x 14”) coloring pages (printed with eco-friendly soy ink) that invite children to discover the people, animals and musical instruments of each featured region. Suggested retail for each coloring book is $9.95.

The Africa Coloring Book includes a child-friendly glossary that helps budding artists identify images of animals and musical instruments as they color and learn about African culture. A map of Africa also helps children understand the geography of the region.

The Latin America Coloring Book features bilingual coloring pages and a colorful kid-friendly glossary that invites children to explore the diverse cultures, landscapes, animals and musical instruments of Latin America.

The Europe Coloring Book enables children to discover the famous landmarks, musical instruments, animals and people of Europe. It features a glossary of well-known monuments and instruments, a map of Europe and a page of European flags that encourage children to learn as they play.

The three sticker collections are exceptionally high-quality hardcover packages measuring 9” by 9”, and each filled with more than 120 reusable, colorful stickers that will keep little hands and imaginations busy. Children can build sticker stories on the fold-out landscape, explore countries on the full-color map and check the glossary to get the scoop behind the sticker images. Suggested retail for each collection is $11.95.

For a closer look at each product listed above and below, or to order direct from Putumayo Kids’, simply click on the highlighted title.
The Africa Sticker Collection

Putumayo has sought eco-friendly resources in the manufacture of these products. Each of the coloring books and sticker collections is printed with soy ink, and the printer is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. Putumayo has taken a “100% replanted” approach, providing funds to Trees, Water & People to support global reforestation efforts. 

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