This map is used best as a project to do with your kids. It comes in a roll that you can unroll slowly to impress the kids and say oh my, look at what we have here. Then, you could take time each day or so to scratch a little more and teach your kids about the places you uncover. It was really a great way to spend time together for us, and we used the bottom part to hang pictures of different places we have traveled to. My kids laminated the picture to make it look really good, and they took it to school intending to do a show and tell session. That didn't work because the teacher liked it so well that she kept it at school. That was what we did with our map, and I highly recommend this one for family fun time too.