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Personalized and Interactive Placemats for Kids

Now that C ‘s graduated to a booster seat and eating at the table, I’ve been hunting for the perfect placemat for him.  My wants are simple: easy to clean, cute, and long lasting.  This laminated placemat from Name Your Design is all of that plus personalized, educational, and interactive too.

The modern design comes in two color schemes with a name and labeled spots for the plate, cutlery, and cup.  That’s all well and good for educational purposes but the true genius of this placemat reveals itself when you flip it over.  There you will find space for your kids to draw pictures and write stories about their day (using a dry-erase marker).

Not only does this occupy them during those impatient 10 minutes before dinner is done, it also encourages them to display their artwork and share their day once you sit down to eat.  A cleaner table, less whining before dinner, and quality family conversation all for $16 – I’m sold!



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Marie January 12, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Sounds like a perfect solution — I love that you can flip it over and have a spot for the kids to draw and write. Very clever! My kids are 8 and 6 but they still love to be able to draw while waiting for meals.

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Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com January 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Glad you found MPMK Marie. Hope to see you back often :)


name your design January 19, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Hi there!
I’m just catching up on emails and saw that you featured our placemat! We are thrilled that you like it so much. Thank you for the kind words and super post! Adorable blog you have here…
Thanks again,


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