Teachers have long know that children learn best by repetition of an idea or concept, combined with a visual presentation of it. That's why you see so many posters and charts in classrooms. But there's no need to neglect the floor as a potential canvas to reinforce learning. With the wide variety of educational rugs available today, the options are almost limitless. But why stop at only using educational rugs at school? There's no reason learning can't be reinforced at home as well. In fact, some people think it might even be more impactful and long-lasting.
Rugs Direct has close to 100 different styles of rugs that are ideal for a child's bedroom, playroom of the family den. They not only provide a great deal of color and style to the room, but also will help your child master important educational concepts.
This rug, from the Funtime Collection by Kids Play, is call "Multiplication." It's a colorful chart that can be used to help your child master his or her multiplication tables, and also to understand how division works. It comes in two sizes: 5'3" x 7' 6" and 8' x 11', so it is certainly large enough for the child to lie down on top of it and interact with the various numbers and squares. It's 100% nylon for durability.
Here's another great example:
This rug is called Phonics Fun and comes from the Educational Collection of Joy Carpets. It's a great way to introduce a child to the alphabet, the sounds of letters and words beginning with those letters, and numbers from 0 to 9. It comes in three sizes: 3' 10" x 5' 4", 5'4" x 7'8" and 7'8" x 10'9". It is treated with Stainmaster and FX Carpet Shield, which means most all food and beverage stains don't have a chance of ruining it.
How about a rug to teach world geography?
Again from the Kids Play Funtime Collection, this rug, called The World Around Us, shows a representation of the world with all the continents and oceans highlight in different colors. It shows the equator and lines of latitude and longitude as well. Two sizes, both in 100% nylon, are available and it comes with a one-year warranty from the manufacturer.
There are also rugs that show the states of the United States, dinosaurs, clocks and musical scales. Just about any early-learning concept can be enhanced with an educational rug from Rugs Direct. Take a look for yourself and see to which concepts you would like to expose your child. Who knows, you might just learn something - and have a big of fun - yourself!
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