The teacher in me would like to spend our summer mornings researching favorite animals and distant lands, but truth: we are barreling out the door every morning for swimming lessons about five minutes behind schedule. Some of the best summer learning experiences I had as a child happened casually — leafing through a book of art while laying on my belly in the living room, finding an atlas and getting lost in it for an hour, or flipping through poetry books.
Disclosure: I received a Table Time Look & Learn Mostly Math Tablecloth in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
While kids are still young, so much of what they learn can be done through play experiences & teachable moments. Building towers, collecting & sorting rocks, or patiently waiting at the table for lunch can all be summer learning.
We placed our Table Time Look & Learn Mostly Math Tablecloth on our kitchen table last week and all kinds of fun is being had waiting for meals. The age suggestion is 18 months – 6 years, but this mat truly goes beyond with math concepts like ordinal numbers, comparisons, counting, addition & subtraction, colors, hours, days, months, seasons, and so much more.
Ellie, my six year old, likes quizzing Lizzie, my two year old: “Lizzie, can you find the medium sized hamburger?” or “Lizzie, can you find the purple diamond?” Little Lizzie has actually added some new words to her growing vocabulary this past week thanks to all their time spent at the table.
Priced at $22.99 which includes FREE shipping, this has more value than an entire stack of summer workbooks. Would your kiddos sit together over a sheet of paper? Mine wouldn’t either!
Made from PEVA, which has the feel of vinyl but with no harmful PVCs, the Mostly Math tablecloth is a healthy alternative for parents. “Vinyl tablecloths give off carcinogens and are a risk to children and pregnant moms, so making ours out of a healthy material was a must, especially since my little girl will be around it a lot,” adds Table-Time co-founder Farah Vamvakitis. PEVA cleans up easily with a damp cloth. You can even write on it with Crayola® Ultra-Clean Washable Markers for more fun with your kids.
Be sure to connect with owners Tony & Farah Vamvakitis on their Facebook page & keep up to date about new products being developed.