What did we like about it?
- Lower case and Upper Case– Too often alphabet resources just show either upper or lower case letters, which can be confusing for children. We loved that this showed both together.
- Reinforces Learning– We particularly liked that the placemat helps children to learn the alphabet without them realising they are learning (during mealtimes). We have had many conversations about the letters and corresponding pictures during dinner and it’s wonderful that it’s not a forced learning task. It’s also helped develop communication skills at the table by acting as a prompt for conversation.
- Colourful and Engaging– Importantly for children it’s bright and colourful and full of interesting pictures- making them want to have it as their own placemat. It also looks ‘grown up’ which is always a winner for young children!
- Good Quality– It is made to a high standard so it will withstand the many spills (…and resulting cleans) that are part of meal times with young children!