Updated June 14, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Educational Placemats For Kids

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Educating your children is a crucial part of parenting, and while they may receive a great education at school, there is always more knowledge to be learned, especially at home. Using placemats with various facts and lessons turns mealtime into learning time for your little ones, helping their inquisitive minds absorb information in a fun way that differs from the school experience. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Merka Explorer Set

2. Merka Math Set

3. Kibaga Motivation Mats

Editor's Notes

June 12, 2020:

As a parent, you already understand the importance of a good education for your children's future. You also know that you can aid schools in the education process by working with your kids at home, such as with kindergarten math games for kids just beginning school. You can take the home learning experience even further for older children with brain models for your future scientist or doctor.

What you may overlook is the ease of adding education to their lives without them even realizing that they are learning. Instead of traditional placemats at mealtime, try an educational one. Your children will soak up the new information as they enjoy a snack, and it also gives you a chance to interact with them even more by asking and answering questions. As we made our selections, we included budget-friendly options because education is important for all children, and we chose a wide range of subjects, so you can find the best ones for your children's ages and interests.

The Merka Explorer Set comes with 4 mats focused on maps, the solar system, and the human body. Merka mats are all non-slip and BPA-free, and they are available in other subject sets, which is why we included the Merka Math Set for your little mathematicians, and the Merka Year Set that teaches about the seasons, the calendar year, telling time, and money.

The Brainy Mats Explorer comes with 6 mats on topics like the periodic table of elements and United States presidents, and it is double-sided, like the Tot Talk Activities, so your children get information from both sides. However, this means that it is not non-slip, which may be a factor in your decision.

4. Merka Year Set

5. Simply Magic 5-Piece

6. Merka USA Map

7. Tot Talk Activities

8. Brainy Mats Explorer

9. Crocodile Creek 2828-7

10. Tot Talk Weather


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on June 14, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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