We eat around the dinner table most nights as a family all together, starting with blessing our food before us.
Usually during dinner time we catch up on the day's events with our children, remind them of upcoming events, as well as checking in on them to see how they are doing.
We have lots of laughs but sometimes we even have some major discussions about things in the world.
This placemat can help your child learn to help with getting dinner ready, their manners, as well as keeping them occupied while adults are talking. They can even jot down their ideas so when it is their turn they don't forget what they want to bring up during dinner.
I think this is a great idea for both families just starting the dinner time routine or those who have been doing for years. We give this item a thumbs up.
The chart can be found on Amazon.
What the Victoria Chart Company has to say about their product.
To help parents and carers maximise their children’s mealtime experience, our double sided dry erase ‘Let’s Eat Together’ placemat (11 x 18 inches and includes a pen) is a fun, interactive tool that children just love to complete after a meal. Side one provides a check off system encouraging children to learn their table manners and side two provides fun activities to play at the table after a meal.
Side one: some of the ‘table manners’ include:
- I helped set the table
I have washed my hands before eating
I didn’t talk with food in my mouth
No playing gadgets at the table
I helped clear the table
- What’s your best loved? (choose a theme such as animals, letters, food and then discuss why)
What makes you feel? (happy, excited, proud, worried or tired and then discuss why)
Animal alphabet fun (see if you can complete the alphabet naming an animal for each letter)
What’s the opposite of? (think of some fun, simple words suitable to your child’s age)
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