Recently I was reading a parenting book that talked a lot about brain development in babies and toddlers, and simple things that we can do to help boost this development. I find it a little bit ironic that I can’t remember the name of the book, but there you have it. Clearly, mama needs a boost in the brain development category, as well!
Anyway, one piece advice that really stuck with me was to get a brightly colored placement (but not with any design on it…just plain) to use when you are about to teach your child something new (anything that can be demonstrated in front of them). The idea is that the bright color draws in their focus while you are teaching them something. Then, you have a surface to use while the child practices whatever it is you just demonstrated.
So I went searching for a bright placement that was easy to wipe down (no sense in getting something made of fabric when it will have crayons and play doh all over it!). Turns out, this was quite difficult to find!
What I found was Luv That Tray, which is actually cooler than what I was originally looking for. Luv That Tray has raised edges to help contain messes. You can see why it has its name! It can also bend in the middle, and that is a nice feature for when you have scraps of paper or glitter or anything like that to throw away. Dumping it into the trash can is quite easy!
Luv That Tray comes in sets of 4, with nice bright colors (yellow, green, red and blue). The set is just $12.99! I think you get what you pay for in terms of the overall quality, so I wouldn’t expect these to last through multiple children, necessarily, but they are still a terrific choice for toddlers and preschoolers to use any time they are at the table (they are great as place mats for dinner, too!).
Buy it!: Luv That Tray is available for $12.99 right here!
Win it!: One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader will win a Luv That Tray set! The contest will run until June 15th at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected via Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: Tell me one activity your child loves to do that is messy!
My answer: Eating is still a messy event around here, but Darah really loves to feed herself. These trays are so nice to have during meals!
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Disclosure: I received complimentary products for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.