Some reasons in choosing kindergarten mats are for its hygiene and comfort. It is important as many activities of learning are done on the mats. The hygiene is important as kindergarten kids’ immune system is not as good as adults. So that it is important for school to maintain and caring the mats. The comfort is also important because children will stay for long while doing their learning activities.
A good mat has many functions beside as mat but also as learning media. Mat usually has pictures in it or alphabets, numbers, animal pictures, or kids’ favorite cartoon character with bright colors that they like. The bright colors according to research will help to stimulate visual of kids and stimulus their visual perception beside as the favorite colors.
Kindergarten mats has many options, start from the fix size or in form of Interlocking Puzzle mats. The fix size is usually rolled or folded so that when roll it out on the floor will be faster.Many motifs that are offered but for children choose the suitable motifs for them. Motifs can also become learning media with bright colors that help kids in learning and make them want to stay longer on the mats. The interesting one is form of Interlocking Puzzle mats. Beside practical to keep because it can be stacked so it consumes much place up). It can also becomes own activity when we roll Interlocking Puzzle Mats together with our kids. This activity is fun for the kids.
Beside that Interlocking Puzzle Mats also provide motifs with puzzle pieces in the puzzle mat. There are motifs of alphabet, numbers, or animal picture. It can be a game as well to teach kids about numbers, alphabet and identify some animals. Another activity that we can do is when tidy the mat up by stacking them. Teach the kids to responsible and able to tidy up their own toys.
Should be noted when Kindergarten mats get dirty by children’ filth. Even that from piss or spilled food and drinks.It is important to wash it regularly to keep its hygiene. Choose mats that is washable so the mats won’t get broken easily because of being washed over and over. The hygiene mats beside good for health also comfort for kids to do activity on it. For those whose mats is limited in amount, can wash the mat at night so on the next day it can be used again, because there are some material of mats that take time for drying.