Modern-twist Kidz Placemat: Made from silky food-grade, hand silk-screened silicone, the mats won’t crease or rip. The mats are ideal for travel and mealtime activities and they feature creative, playful designs that will amuse and inspire little tikes. For parents who live a design-inspired lifestyle, the simple, clean design provides optimal functionality with a minimalist aesthetic. Nurturing the inner artist in every child, the mats are doodle-friendly with the use of washable or dry erase markers so kids can color and color again. All Modern-twist products are free of BPA, latex + chemicals, and perfect for an eco-friendly home. The Kidz Placemats retail for $18 individually or for $27 as a Kidz Box (one placemat & set of 6 markers).
All three of my little boys love to color. I have tried coloring placemats before but they end up sliding around and falling off the table and eventually getting bent. I get tired of all of this and just don't use them for placemats anymore. The Modern-twist Placemat is made of silicon and actually grips the table and stays in place. Since this stays in place, it keeps my boys attention longer. They can just use the markers and color away and when they are done I wipe it clean. This is great for the fine motor skills as well. My oldest had a hard time holding the pencil correctly while he was trying to build up the muscles in their hand. So this would be a great way to help with that. I think the fact that this doesn't slide around will keep kids coloring on it longer.
The one I am using is extremely adorable and educational. It has the twenty-six letters of the alphabet and an animal that goes with the letter. I can work on teaching my littlest one his letters!
There looks like there are 15 different kidz placemats to choose from, but my favorite is the alphabet one that I have pictured above.
Thank you to Modern-twist Kidz for my samples used in this review. My opinions are honest and my own.