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US Map Poster, Periodic Table Poster, Skip Counting Poster Review by Jacquelin CaffeyPretty Nerdy Press
Whether you are a new homeschooler or a seasoned one, finding educational posters to hang in your schoolroom is always somewhat of a challenge. Some are too “schoolish” and others are just… blah. Well not anymore! I have discovered a company called Pretty Nerdy Press that not only designs and prints educational posters, but they are beautiful ones too. So beautiful in fact, your friends might just gush over them.
Pretty Nerdy Press is the brainchild of Sara Curtis, a wife and homeschooling mom of seven children. Frustrated with the lack of practical, yet beautiful educational posters she wanted to hang on her walls, she did the next best thing. She designed her own! With a background in graphic design she put her skills to work and created a wide assortment of educational posters you’ll be proud to hang on your walls.
Pretty Nerdy Press has posters in every category, including geography, history, math, life skills, preschool, science, and inspiration so you will be sure to find just the right one for your needs. We received three physical copies of the following posters that are printed on heavy matte poster paper:
Periodic Table of Elements (18x24)
United States of America (18x24)
Skip Counting (12x16)
As well as the following digital files for the following prints:
United Sates Shapes, Capitals, and Abbreviations
Periodic Table of Elements
Let me tell you these are amazing! The attention to detail is tremendous, especially on the United States of America poster. From the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains, to the rivers or the small icons to show the wheat or corn fields of the Great Plains. The states are labeled in a beautiful flowing cursive script which is easy enough for my 3rd grader to read. Bodies of water are printed in an easy to read print also.
I especially like that the location of our country’s National Parks are marked with a red dot. Last week for the life of me I could not picture in my head where Yellowstone National Park was when my 17-year-old was telling me about the volcano that sits beneath it. She went into great detail telling me all about the ash and how it will cover the US, and all I could think about was, “Where is Yellowstone”? Subtly, I got up from my seat and walked over to where our United States of America poster was hanging, and sure enough there was Yellowstone in the corner of Wyoming. Maybe it was the whole, “the country will be covered in ash” thing that threw me off. I knew it was in Wyoming, but I couldn’t picture it during our conversation.
We begin our study of chemistry, from elementary to high school, in two short weeks. I love that I have a copy of the Periodic Table of Elements to hang on the wall for easy reference. We also received a digital file of the same Periodic Elements poster so that I may make smaller prints for each of my children to keep in their science binder. I used a thicker presentation paper on my printer’s best setting and then laminated the pages because I know these will see some abuse over the course of the school year. While printing on an 8.5”x11” sheet of paper is not recommended for detailed prints, such as the United Sates Shapes, Capitals, and Abbreviations, I had no issue with detail in the Periodic Table of Elements or Skip Counting files being lost printing at home.
Each of the posters have a whimsical feel to them and I am proud to display them on my walls. The colors are warm and are not overwhelming to the sight. They are sturdy, and I don’t feel like the ones printed directly from Pretty Nerdy Press's print shop need to be laminated.
It is always nice to have beautiful things adorning the walls of your home, even if it is a poster of the periodic table of elements. Afterall, if you are going to have one hanging up inside your house, it might as well look pretty too, right? So, if you are in the market for educational posters, skip the school supply stores this year and click right on over to Pretty Nerdy Press. You’ll be glad you did!
-Product review by Jacquelin Caffey, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, August, 2018