Posts Tagged ‘Children’s Play Mats’
Posted on: May 24th, 2013 by Chris Aviles
A baby’s environment can greatly enhance his development, even at infancy, according to pediatrician Dr. William Sears. Each of the five senses can promote learning, including sight. In fact, visual stimulation may pose the most significant influence on a baby’s developing nervous system. So it is important that parents choose colors and patterns that encourage growth and create the right blend of comfort and stimulation.
- Unlike an adult, a baby’s retinas are not fully developed at birth. Pastel or muted colors are therefore likely to blur until the retina is matured. It is still important, however, for parents to provide babies with visual stimulation that supports brain cell health, vision and learning. Contrasting colors deliver the strongest visual signals to a baby’s brain, helping the brain and eyes to develop more quickly. Those colors that appear most boldly to a baby are black and white, and striped patterns provide the greatest contrast. Blankets, bed sheets and toys that feature black-and-white stripes are ideal for a baby’s bedroom. Books, toys and children’s play mats in contrasting colors of light and dark can also be used for added stimulation.
- In addition to accessories in black and white, parents should also use bold colors to stimulate a baby’s brain development. Orange is reportedly a color that promotes feelings of optimism, while yellow is believed to stimulate thinking. Similarly, red can evoke enthusiasm, and toys (kids play mat) in these bright hues will help draw a baby’s attention. While bold colors are not recommended for bedroom walls, they can be incorporated into a decorating scheme with accents. Playrooms can also feature bright colors, and one option for parents is to paint one wall in a bold shade of red while keeping the other three more neutral.
Pastels and Neutrals
- Over-stimulation can occur with babies who are excessively exposed to stripes and bright colors. Because rest is necessary for optimal development, bedrooms should provide the right mixture of stimulation and comfort. Pastel wall colors with bright accents can help parents achieve this delicate combination. Blue and green pastels, for example, are often associated with feelings of calm and tranquility. Neutral colors like cream and beige can be used for walls, kids play rugs and carpeting. These colors can then be emboldened with red, yellow and orange border or furniture pieces to provide stimulation when baby is awake.
- Dave Munger, a writer for “Cognition Daily,” reports that babies have preferences for certain colors. Although infants cannot distinguish between colors, babies at 2 months of age can normally differentiate between most colors. As such, Munger indicates that blues and purples are usually babies’ favorites, with greens, yellows and reds being less preferred. This may be important when parents select nursery decorating schemes, as preferred colors will draw a baby’s eye, while others may cause a baby to become fussy or cranky.
Our SoftFloor tiles are a great way to protect and stimulate you child in a fun colorful way. We have over 19 different colors and combinations so you can mix and match colors.
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Posted on: May 8th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Childrenâ€™s play mats with colorful images such as maps of the U.S. or the world are lots of fun for kids to playâ€”and learnâ€”on, and theyâ€™re perfect for home or school. Â And when we say play mats, we are speaking about a vast variety of carpet top mats, foam, mats, fold-able mats, mats that roll up, and even mats that piece together kind of like a giant jigsaw puzzle.
Some of the most remarkable of childrenâ€™s play mats are the circular classroom carpets and rugs for kids; all are award winning for safety due to being non-toxic or non-allergenic in composition.Â Pictured here is a carpeted variation of one the timeless, classic kidsâ€™ gamesâ€”hopscotch.Â The hopscotch rug for kids is great for when weather prevents kids from playing outside, or when there simply is no place they can draw their own with chalk.
Posted on: May 4th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
If youâ€™re looking for a good selection of quality kids tumbling mats, you can find all you need here!Â Your local super stores arenâ€™t likely to stock much in the way of selection, other than, perhaps, something exceptionally ordinary and generic, being on the lower end of quality scale.
Thatâ€™s one thing if you want something you donâ€™t care will last a short while, perhaps to satisfy a kidâ€™s passing fancy; but if you need excellent quality, durable tumbling mats for kidsâ€”or adultsâ€”take a look around at this online provider!Â Thereâ€™s no need to compromise if your needs are specific, either.
Whether the needs are for mats taking on high impact tumbling from gymnastics, or if you are a martial arts instructor looking for martial arts mats, you can find precisely what you needâ€”and usually in a nice selection of colors, sizes, and styles.
Posted on: May 3rd, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Pre-school nap mats are something youâ€™ll need to obtain if you are an administrator of an elementary school with a pre-K division, or if you run a daycare, or even home-school your own children, as nap time is invaluable to allowing children to rejuvenate during their school day.Â The best way to store nap mats, is to hang them up, keeping them off the floorâ€”and out from underneath childrenâ€™s feet, when not in useâ€”helping to maintain their integrity and not wear out so fast (and to keep YOU from having to wipe off dirty mats so kids wonâ€™t lie down on them).
Itsâ€™ one thing to have childrenâ€™s play mats around for playing on, such as play carpets or education rugs that have maps of the United States, or the worldâ€”these types of childrenâ€™s mats are an integral part of the preschool and early elementary yearsâ€”but any discerning parent or teacher will want to ensure â€œhis or her kidsâ€ are taken care of with the utmost care, by providing excellent quality nap mats as well.
Posted on: April 29th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Kids playroom flooring is perfect for new or older playrooms, serving many purposes, with some advantages you might not have considered. If youâ€™re building a new house, or adding a playroom for your kids, and you have decided childrenâ€™s play mats arenâ€™t quite sufficient for your needs, you really should look into the benefits of kids playroom flooring.Â Whether you want to cover a selected area, or an entire floor space within a room, your options are virtually limitless.
For example, if you go with a carpeted childrenâ€™s playroom flooring, and are considering going with wall-to-wall carpet in your kidsâ€™ room any way, why not choose interlocking, foam tiles with a carpet top?Â The foam is a natural sound barrier, as well as serving as insulation from cold.Â Whatâ€™s more, foam flooring will help protect your children from more serious injuries for those times when they fall down while playing.Â Childrenâ€™s playroom flooring is also excellent for classroom situations.
Posted on: April 29th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Childrenâ€™s play mats are great fun for kids to safely play on the floor without momâ€”or teachersâ€”worrying about bruised knees or scuffed up pants.Â Many of kids play mats have a design that will be sufficient for smaller kids to â€œvroom vroomâ€ their cars or trucks on, or even build their own town on during playtime.Â And what kid doesnâ€™t love to pop bubbles? With a kids â€œHop N Popâ€ activity play mat, you can safely insert bubble sheets for kids to pop until their young hearts are content!