Posts Tagged ‘play mats’
Posted on: June 25th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
My kids have all grown up and while they were younger we sort of missed the many cool, children’s play rugs or mats, like the ones available today. Oh sure, there were some play mats, like play rugs for cars and other imagination igniting fun [I did the same thing, as a kid, but in the dirt…most kids, boys at least, still do] that they got to enjoy in pre-K and Kindergarten, but there are some really nice play mats and play carpets for kids to day; some for pure fun and enjoyment, some for educational purposes.
Take, for instance, the various mats and carpets with maps of the world or United States; educational rugs are designed to be fun and promote learning. You can even go with foam mats, like the foam tile world map, which is not only cool and educational, but also soft and safe to lay—or play—on.
Posted on: June 23rd, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Even if you aren’t a daycare professional outfitting your establishment with various children’s play mats, but are a parent with a play room and young kids, you really ought to consider a large, world map made of foam puzzle pieces. These tough, durable mats are not only comfy to stand, sit, and play on, they’re also easily cleaned, non-allergenic, non-toxic, and impervious to liquids…but they’re also really cool to look at and a great way for kids to learn names of continents and countries, along with the national flags of those countries!
And while you’re at it, check out the other cool mats, such as the foam ABC puzzle mats [my personal favorite]. Imagine your kids being able to spell their name(s) on the floor, like, “Kevin’s Room”—you might have to get creative on the apostrophe, but you get the idea! Buy the whole alphabet, or enough of the right letters for your child to make a special message, like his or her entire name. No matter how you “piece it together”, kids puzzle mats provide a soft, safe, durable surface on which your kids can learn and play.
Posted on: June 7th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Do you have an NHL fanatic in your family? NHL logo rugs always make great gifts for birthdays, holidays, or even when a favorite team wins big. These authentic looking logo sports rugs aren’t like your ordinary children’s play mats, in that the depth of quality is much more professional, with the colors running through the depth of the fabric, not just on the top of it!
They’re 100% colorfast, and are perfect for bedrooms, family or game rooms, entry ways to homes or just about anywhere…or even for sports bars, if you own one or need to add some pizzazz to your establishment. They also resist mold, mildew, fungi, and bacteria, while resisting fading from sunlight, due to UV stabilization manufactured into the fibers. And if you do happen to own a sports or workout facility, or are at least responsible for outfitting one, you might want to look into interlocking gym flooring tiles, which come in a wide variety of colors, styles, and applications.
Posted on: May 31st, 2010 by Charles Pruett
What kind of kids play mats are you looking for? There’s perhaps not a kindergarten or pre-school class that would be complete without kids foam puzzle mats of one style or another. What a great way for your little ones—whether your own or those you care for daily—to learn their ABC’s, to develop finger dexterity, all the while playing (somewhat) quietly and safely! Buy two or three, and see what words kids can come up with, too!
The large, foam, tiles pictured here are brightly colored, and what’s more, are non-toxic, contain no PVC or latex, and are easily washable—and durable—for years of clean, quiet, safe fun for little children…and adults! The tiles, after complete assemblage, make about a 6 foot square mat kids can continue to play on, perhaps with colorful, carpeted play mats with maps or other pictures on them.
Posted on: May 21st, 2010 by Charles Pruett
You gotta love portable play mats as an alternative to regular children’s play mats. One of the greatest inventions for people with kids or places to go who need a way to allow their kids to sit or lie on the ground or floor without worrying about getting dirty or dusty is the ever-popular Tote-N-MatTM. These highly portable, convenient mats are durable, easy to clean, lightweight, and very affordable.
You might have purchased different kinds of kids play mats, such as kids play rugs, either with play scenery or even maps and the like for educational purposes, such as for a pre-K classroom setting or even daycare, but those kinds of mats are so practical to “tote” around, if you’re a mom or family on the go.
Posted on: May 18th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Children love to sit—and sometimes even nap in—bean bag chairs. Some pre-schools do have bean bag chairs along with children’s play mats, making for yet one more way to keep kids settled and quiet when it’s often [usually] difficult to do so! Experience shows many such items go a long way in keeping kids occupied and satisfied.
When it’s naptime, you can either opt for mini cots or if you home school, and don’t want to send your kids to their beds for naptime, then a few kids body pillows either thrown on the couch, or on their folding rest mats really helps out when you need for them to settle down and take their naps; body pillows are great because kids—much like adults—like to have something to hug or snuggle when their trying to take a nap. All of these things will really prove to be big helps for classroom or even play room settings at home.
Posted on: May 13th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Not all children’s play mats are just for the little kids in your life—not by a long shot! If you’ve got a college-aged kid living in a dorm, or aspiring to a big name college, college logo rugs like the one pictured here not only provide some comfort on dorm room or even bedroom floors, but look fantastic enough to put in your living or game room, as well.
Just imagine their surprise when you spring a sweet-looking rug that looks like it was taken from their favorite team’s corporate offices on them! Can’t you hear the expressions of gratitude now? There are logo rugs to satisfy every sports enthusiast, too; from major league baseball logo mats, hockey…you name!
Posted on: May 12th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Does your classroom have enough carpeted play mats for your students? There are children’s play mats and play carpets in just about every conceivable design and use.
It’s interesting how we often don’t want our kids to play on the floor, as it’s not the cleanest place, typically, but when you have so many kids, and you can’t have them running all over the place, and most of their time is spent indoors, the obvious solution for allowing children to play safely, keeping them in one, central location, is to provide specialized classroom carpets—either just for fun, or educational such as carpeted map mats—to occupy their time and young minds. Round, classroom carpets for kids are just one of many great ideas you can choose from…and they’re all non-toxic, lead and latex free, and eco-friendly!
Posted on: May 12th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Along with children’s play mats, why not look into purchasing some foam furniture for kids? Kids absolutely love the idea of furniture just for them! Imagine your own kids’ surprised faces when their own chairs and ottomans arrive at your house! And if you are furnishing a classroom, you know you can’t go wrong putting a few pieces of foam furniture in the classrooms, budget permitting.
The foam furniture could rest on a spacious, padded floor, or even atop a large, kids world foam puzzle mat; the furniture, the mat and the foam flooring are all available phthalate-free to ensure safety and curb health concerns—just one great thing about the increasing, world consciousness about eco-friendly products.
Posted on: May 11th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
When you say you are looking for children’s play mats, you might have to be a bit more specific. You see…kids play mats and play carpets are often grouped together, categorically-speaking. If you mean padded, folding mats like the one pictured here, you’ll love the phthalate-free tumbling mats made by Soft Play, which are a blast for little ones to tumble on, flip on, flop on, and even fall asleep on when they get tired.
But if you’re thinking of carpet play mats or play rugs for kids, then you’ll want to make sure there are plenty of Hot Wheels, blocks, or other toys to use for igniting active, young imaginations. And if you don’t want to take any chances of your young ones—whether they’re your own kids or students you teach or administer over—you would do well to investigate the advantages of playroom flooring so individual mats aren’t such a concern.