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Children’s Play Mats And What The Different Colors Mean!

Posted on: May 24th, 2013 by

Playroom Florring Makes All The Difference!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.

Black-and-White Stripes

  • 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.

Bold Colors

  • 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.

Preferred Colors

  • 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.

Read more: Colors That Stimulate Babies | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_8231934_colors-stimulate-babies.html#ixzz2SFw42eDm


Ballet Bar, Gymnastics Equipment And More With Shipping Included!

Posted on: March 17th, 2013 by

I wish all online companies would include shipping in their costs. It would make life a lot easier and probably help boost sales.  I talk to probably 2 or 3 people a week that are gymnastic coaches or cheer-leading instructors and I see how much gymnastics equipment is necessary and how expensive it is to ship and how hard they work for funding.

Remember being a kid, really wanting a kids play mat or a toy or something and having to save up for it? I do. I remember when CD players first started becoming big and I wanted one so bad, but my mom said I would need to save the $60 myself.  After a few months of doing odd chores and hoarding lunch money, I was finally able to afford it. Imagine how devastating it was to learn I didn’t think about tax? The same goes for shipping prices, in my opinion. Most instructors, or students themselves, go online looking for the best price possible and start working as hard as they can to raise the money only to find out they’re still short a couple hundred dollars for shipping.

We at MatsMatsMats.com include shipping cost in almost all of our gymnastics mats, dance equipment like the ballet barre, and many other products, which make saving money for these super simple! You will know exactly what your cost is, without having to predict shipping costs (especially since there isn’t an exact science to figuring it out).  It’s not like tax where you can just add a percentage. So many factors come into play. The lightest item can cost $100 to ship because it’s bulky, and vice versa for smaller items.  As a super consumer, I really appreciate companies like ours that make purchasing so easy.


Kids Play Mat With As Many Uses As This Tool!

Posted on: March 8th, 2013 by

Generally speaking, I am a big fan of Multi-purpose . . . well . . . anything.  Swiss Army knife, got one, sawzall, you bet, left handed glockenspiel, well, maybe not but still, you get the picture. If it’s something that I can get multiple purposes out of, SIGN ME UP!  Enter the Tote N Mat. It is so much more than a kids play mat!

How about a tool that acts as a cushioned surface, a backpack and temporary storage cube? Think it is of limited use? If so, you probably don’t have kids. Going to the beach, transporting all your beach toys, towels, and food across a vast, sandy expanse that seems to rival the Gobi or Sahara. Next, trying  to decide on the order that things get unpacked and set into the sand then the struggle over who gets to sit where. The original Tote-n-Mat is the ideal multi-use mat for a family on the go. It is a water resistant, padded floor mat that converts to a large portable storage box, tote or backpack. It also works great as a baby play mat or kids play mat, beach mat, camping mat, or padded, moisture proof, picnic blanket. Anytime you need a clean and comfortable place to sit, the Tote-n-Mat travel mat is at your service.

If your family is larger, just get more of them, they can connect via a Velcro border. There are so many uses for this tool that I feel like one of those 1970 “RONCO” salesmen, “But wait, there’s more!” There’s a discount if you buy 12 of them, there are several different ways to fold it to create different uses, it’s easy to clean so it can double as a baby changing surface.  You get the picture? Great, I’m off to invent a Hammer/Axe/coffee maker and jello mold!