As both of my children are past that age, I'd like to say that I did all that I could to ensure that those first five years were as educational and beneficial as possible in terms of preparing them for future academic endeavors...
But let's be honest. Parenting is difficult. Add in the fact that there are only so many hours in the day and it's even harder to always be focusing and encouraging things like shapes, colors, telling time, basic mathematics, and more. Sometimes you just want to sit down and have a meal or conversation with your child without constantly working to turn it into a learning opportunity, right?
On the other hand, what if the those opportunities presented themselves without even a tiny bit of hassle or struggle or convincing? What if that simple act of eating or talking was all that a parent needed to do to help their child develop critical skills that they would need for when school begins?
That's exactly what is possible with the Table-Time Look & Learn Mostly Math tablecloth.
Created by a former teacher, Table-Time tablecloths are designed as a low-tech/high impact teaching tool to help busy parents accelerate their child's learning simply by gathering around the dinner table. As opposed to having to set designated teaching times (which may or may not be met with a positive response), Table-Time Look & Learn has made it possible to make education a seamless part of mealtime conversation.
Could this be any easier or more adorable? While both of my children are familiar with all of the concepts that are shown on the Mostly Math tablecloth (it covers state standards for preschool and kindergarten), we were still excited to see these colorful illustrations and concepts in person.
Right out of the package we were impressed with the lightweight soft feel to the PEVA material (which has the feel of vinyl but is kid-safe and eco-friendly as it doesn't contain PVCs) and I appreciated that the flannel backing would keep my tabletop well protected.
But really, it was (of course) the amazing designs, bright colors, and eye-catching images that adorn this tablecloth that make it so much fun!
Addition, subtraction, counting, comparisons, time, days, months, seasons, shapes, greater and less than, sequencing, patterns, counting on dice or with coins... everywhere you look there is another great set of skills portrayed in an whimsical, fun way (illustrated by an Emmy nominated artist)!
We have been just as amazed with the Mostly Math tablecloth since the day that it arrived and I don't know if we will ever feel as though we have seen all of the cute images shown!
Table-Time Look & Learn even took things one step further with this tablecloth by making it interactive, as many of the concepts are presented in a fill-in-the-blank method. This allows kids to actually use washable markers to truly show what they are learning!
Besides, when else do you get to color on your tablecloth (which then wipes off with a damp cloth)?
Ready for a way to make learning extremely fun and especially easy? The Table-Time Look & Learn Mostly Math tablecloth combines education and entertainment as children explore, enjoy and absorb lessons they will take with them into all of their future schooling!
The Table-Time Look & Learn Mostly Math tablecloth measures 72" x 52" and retails for $19.99. This innovative product is currently available online directly from their website, from Amazon and Etsy, and in various retail locations. I'm looking forward to future products in hopes that one for older elementary age children will debut and will be perfect for my growing kids!
Find out much more about this family-owned company and why this tablecloth is turning heads left and right by visiting TableTimeLookandLearn.com and by connecting with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon see just how much fun it can be to talk math around the table as well, because...
One lucky person will win a Table-Time Look & Learn Mostly Math tablecloth!
A big thank you to Table-Time Look and Learn for providing a Mostly Math tablecloth for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.