When I was a little kid, there were no play carpets for kids like we have today. When we wanted to play with our toy cars we set up blocks on the living room rug, or we went outside and carved dirt roads in the dirt. Nowadays, thereâ€™s such a wonderful assortment for kids to enjoyâ€¦from purely fun play carpets or play mats, to educational rugs that have maps of the world and other nifty imagery to help with child learning and development.
Our world today, sadly, isnâ€™t as safe as it used to be and, unless parents can stay right by their childrenâ€™s sides while they play, itâ€™s often not safe to let them play out and around the neighborhood, so play mats help to make it fun for kids to play indoors and stay safe. There are even larger rugs, like the oval carpet shown here, that will help teachers teach kids while maintaining some semblance of order in the classroom.