Edushape Play & Learn Mat - Special Needs Essentials (2)Colorful, safe play mats offer many important benefits for early development in babies and children. That’s why we stock a variety of play mats with interesting textures and shapes. An early development essential, play mats are one of the most versatile products on the market.

They encourage children to develop fine-motor skills, visual sensory development and hand-eye coordination. Play mats also teach valuable logic and reasoning skills. Plus, they are a fun way to spend parent/child bonding time working on communication and sharing skills.

Early Development

Play Mats are specifically designed to be educational and encourage child development. Most mats have interactive features like removable puzzle shapes, fun tiles and different sights and sounds. Well-designed play mats encourage children to develop fine-motor skills, visual sensory development and hand-eye coordination. They also contain vibrant floor tiles designed to encourage child’s logic, reasoning and motor skills. Children learn to recognize  letters, numbers, animals, shapes and colors. Play Mats, like the Play Mat – 6×6 Foam Letter Puzzle (36 PC), feature alpha-numerical tiles to encourage number and letter recognition.

Sensory Stimulation

Playmats incorporate bright colors and a variety of textured surfaces to engage your child for hours of discovery and play. These features provide your child with important sensory experiences. Your child will enjoy touching varied surfaces, removable puzzle pieces and friendly animals. Some play mats incorporate music or crinkly fabric that makes noise when a child interacts with it.

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Safety

Play Mats provide a soft, safe and colorful play space for the home, school or office. Our mats have all been tested for safety and made by award-winning brands like EduShape. They are made from non-toxic eco-foam that is hand washable, durable and great at insulating cold floors. Our play mats, like the Play Mat 3×3 Foam Floor Tiles, feature easy grip play and skid resistant bottoms. Our play mats are recommended for children ages 3 and up. They are not recommended for children under three due to a choking hazard associated with small parts.

Portability

Great in any home, play mats also make traveling with your child a bit easier. They allow you to set up a safe, comfy space anywhere, and the colorful tiles and textures help entertain children for hours. Most playmats fold up or break down easily for excellent portability. When you return from your travels, give them a quick wash to remove any germs or grime to restore their condition. These play mats are hand washable for your convenience. One savvy parent just washes them in the tub for easy clean-up without the mess.

Versatility

Suitable for toddlers and children, play mats are adaptable for years to come. They are perfect for day care centers, play rooms, nurseries, and playgrounds. Play mats make great gifts for birthdays, holidays or baby showers. Though playmats are perfect for infants and toddlers, older children can appreciate baby gyms and the different toys for the sensory experiences they offer.

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Special Needs Essentials promotes awareness and facilitates support of families and professionals caring for a person with special needs. For more information, please visit our website.

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