Last summer I spent several days designing and creating personalized place mats for our children.
Well, now I’m here to tell you to save your time and efforts! Buy a few place mats to fit your child’s educational needs and swap them out once a quarter or whenever needed. I highly recommend the Melissa & Doug place mats because they’re super easy to clean and will last MUCH longer than any laminated type of place mat.
We have the Melissa & Doug Counting to 100 Write-a-Mat for our 1st grader and the Melissa & Doug Countries of the World Write-A-Mat for our 3rd grader. Both mats are 2-sided and can be written on with wipe-off crayons or dry-erase markers. Melissa & Doug also has place mats with US presidents, dinosaurs, phonics, math, and more!
You may be thinking why would my homeschooler need a place mat? A place mat helps to protect the surface your child is writing or drawing on, plus they can refer to it when they need help remembering things like which direction to write a J, or where China is.
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