Boulder Offers the First City Map Made for (and by) Kids

The Boulder, Colorado-based organization, Growing Up Boulder, has created the nation’s first printed kid-friendly city map, designed to help parents and children find such child-friendly spaces such as parks and nature trails in the city. Growing Up Boulder collaborated with more than 30 organizations and 700 children, caregivers, and teachers to complete the map. The text is in both English and Spanish, but small icons also allow children who don’t read yet—or don’t yet read well—to navigate the city. The creators of the map say that part of its goal is to get the idea of a child-friendly city out there.