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Free Printables to teach kids how to set the table so you don’t have to

We make teaching your kids how to set the table easy with thse great table mats, themed with healthy food, to make them want to learn - so they can do this for you when you have guests!

We are firm believers that encouraging kids to do chores about the house from a really early age helps them to understand how important it is to contribute to the running of that house throughout their life. It is never too early to start, from setting the table, to helping hang out the washing, and washing up; little hands can sometimes make light work of it all!

We have teamed up with the wonderful people at Learning Resources, inspired by their New Sprouts range of vegetable, salad and stir fry imaginative play toys, to give you a little helping hand in encouraging your toddlers and younger school children to learn how to set the table. The Learning Resources brand is synonymous with helping our kids to learn, in a fun and playful setting, so we have created a free printable to enable setting the table to be more than just a simple chore.

The hardest thing for younger children to grasp is which side the cutlery goes, or where they need to place the glasses, and particularly which side the napkins are meant to be placed. To help them with all of this, we have created four designs of table mats that you can print out, and even colour in, to create a little table setting game for your kids.

If you wanted to, you could use a laminator to make these free downloads from Learning Resources and KiddyCharts into real table mats that the children can use for their imaginary meals with all their toys. We have added in some healthy food on their plates within the table mats, which will both offer you a chance to eat some food with your children, as well as present an excellent learning opportunity. Perhaps you can use these pictures to increase vocabulary and even encourage them to classify foods into their relevant food groups?

Four fantastic designs for table mats to help teach kids how to set the table - perfect for imaginative play, and even to help kids to grow their vocabulatary. And the best thing ab out them - they are free!

Click to download these four table mats FOR FREE

We can just see these tables mats in front of the dolls and teddy bears in your children’s life – helping them to learn using their favourite soft toys and cuddly friends.

We hope you, and most importantly your kids, like these and find them useful – we most definitely do!

This is a sponsored post and co-branded printable.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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