11 June 2018
11 June 2018
Recycled Mats have a range of sustainable play mats suitable for indoor or outdoor use. These kids play mats are the perfect solution when it comes to soft hygienic floor coverings that create enjoyable learning spaces. These mats also help educators fulfil a number of their formal education legislative requirements, being a sustainable product and promoting cultural awareness through the art designs incorporated.
There are hundreds of ways you can make the best use of our kids play & educational mats. Don't limit your imagination to simply using them as a basic floor covering. There's so many other ways to use them too.
These kids play mats are a great way to gather children into a group of storytime in a library setting, to separate a class group into working teams of five for workshop-style tasks, and as a way to interest children in Indigenous cultures. Each mat tells a story, and children love to hear what the motifs and icons they see actually mean.
These mats are by far the best preschool equipment we've come across and are a must-have on our list of essential equipment for working with children in preschool and childcare settings. We couldn't do without them!
When it comes to the National Quality Standards that govern childcare and family day care settings, it's great to see that a product such as these kids play mats are not simply a piece of equipment. They are also a tool to ensure the environment is inclusive, promotes competence, independent exploration, and learning through play.
For those children of multicultural heritage, the inclusion of familiar motifs and icons throughout the space helps them to feel supported and part of the decision making process. Conscious purchases when buying sustainable supplies and equipment shows that the service respects all relationships as well as engages with the local community.
Buying a sustainable recycled product such as these recycled plastic mats for the centres also demonstrates that the service takes an active role in caring for its environment and contributes to a sustainable future, and that sustainable practices are embedded in service operations. Children are supported to become environmentally responsible and show respect for the environment too. Libraries, Primary and High schools can also become advocates of cultural awareness and sustainability by using these mats in their places of education.
Our outdoor mats feature a range of patterns, including contemporary mats with best-selling designs. You can also find a large range of Indigenous designs by artists hailing from Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. These designs have been created specifically for our play mats and can't be found anywhere else. We particularly love the Eucalyptus Mat (above) designed by Christine Slabb in either yellow/pink, blue/pink or pink/dark pink. It's so gorgeous!
In case you hadn't guessed it, we're pretty passionate about doing good by and for the planet, and we love to share our passion. Do you work in education and are looking for tips on teaching your class about sustainability, recycling and the circular economy? Are you a homeschooler looking for learning inspiration with a green twist? Look no further! We have put together a fun blog post with so many ideas, it's bursting at the seams!
Thank you for coming along on the journey with us!