You may have not noticed this, but it appears that this is the time of year that is made for gift giving. I know it comes as a surprise, but here at Rugs to My Door we have some suggestions to help you with that concept. An area rug is a wonderful gift to give this time of year (well any time of the year for that matter) and I would like to offer up a few suggestions for your Holiday gift giving pleasure.
I have two nieces and 3 nephews and one of the things I look for each year when I’m shopping for Christmas gifts for them (along with toys and video games) is something that they might be able to learn something from. Seeing as three of the kids are home schooled and the other two have a teacher for a mom, this seemed like a good route to take. I try to think outside the box not just blatantly educational toys. I think of music or art. Cookbooks and craft projects – there’s more to learning than just science and history. I want to broaden their horizons, let them see all the great big world they live in has to offer.
This year I have found that some of the area rugs we offer in our Children’s rugs collection are quite educational. They offer a unique way to play and learn. All of these rugs come from Joy Carpets who have been making great broadloom and area rugs since 1973. Their rugs are made right here in the United States and they strive to produce creative, colorful and versatile flooring options for the home, business (and in this case the school room)
Let’s start with Joy’s ABC Feelings rug. Not only is it colorful and fun, this award winning educational area rug helps teach children about feelings, work on self-awareness and how to express themselves in a healthy manner. It comes in three different sizes that make it a perfect fit for any home school classroom (or any classroom for that manner.)
How about teaching your child a second language? The vast majority of European and Asian children begin learning a second language as early as 5 or 6 years old – so why not do the same for our children? Joy’s Lengualink area rug is a great way to start that process. It takes pictures of familiar objects and lists them in both the English and Spanish language. This is any easy way to help your child begin down the path towards being multi-lingual.
Finally take a look at the Tree of Life area rug. This rug shows the significance of bio-diversity, the eco-system, and can make a good jumping off point to discussing biology and ecology. Made of 100% nylon this rug would make an excellent addition to a class room.
Joy makes hundreds of other interesting children’s rugs; whether they are educations, play-time, or faith based area rugs, this company is a good place to start when it comes time to look for a gift for either the child in your life or like me the sister who homes schools and the sister-in-law that is a teacher.