8 best educational rugs

The child plays - the mother rests: we choose the best developing mat

Criteria for choosing the best developmental rug

A bright playmat is an opportunity to create a small world around a child, full of amazing and useful things. If the mat is chosen correctly, it will become a wonderful assistant to the mother in the matter of entertaining and developing her crumbs.

Choosing the best developing rug, "Price Expert" drew attention to:

Sizes of rugs. There are both small square and round-shaped rugs, and large models up to one and a half meters in length;

Materialsof which the developing rugs are made. As a rule, these are natural fabrics or quick-drying synthetics;

Development opportunities: the presence of mirrors, bright toys, rattles, tweeters, rustles, teethers, texture elements.

Removable arc. They increase the developmental potential of the rug, as they can hang different toys. Important: the arcs must be stable, ideal - two arcs, securely connected in the place of their contact.

Bumpers - turn a game place into a safe mini playpen for the little ones. If necessary, the sides are expanded, increasing the size of the rug.

Features 3 in 1. In this case, the rug can be used not only as a bright game panel for visual and tactile perception, but also as a musical toy, as well as an addition to a cot (the arches can be mounted on the bed rails with the help of fixings).

Manufacturers of good educational rugs

As a rule, developing mats are produced by manufacturers of children's toys and children's products (strollers, highchairs, bottles, etc.). European brands Fischer-Price, Bright starts, Infantino et al. offer unconditional quality, interesting visual and technical solutions, and also use world and own developments in the field of child development. Most often, their mats - this is a real touch simulator for the baby, equipped with electronics for light and sound effects, a variety of toys with tactile elements. Especially worth noting Israeli products Tiny love - in their assortment more than a dozen colorful and original developing rugs for every taste, which deserved a lot of positive feedback from moms. Of course, the cost of such products is considerable, but fully justified by high quality, safety and reliability.

But also in search of inexpensive good rugs it is also possible to make pleasant discoveries. For example, the Russian brand "Myakishi»Produces very decent products from natural materials, with beautiful and durable toys and interesting tactile inserts. Stamps MERX Limited (China) also pleases with modern products at affordable prices. Popular rugs "Umka"And"Giraffe»(Russia-China) cannot boast of a variety of developing elements and a special design, however, they offer quite acceptable quality in the budget segment.

Rating of 8 best educational rugs

Based on the above criteria and offers from proven brands, Expert Prices chose 8 of the best rugs for games and the development of kids:

CategoryA placeNameRatingPrice
The best inexpensive educational mats1Crumbling Lawn with fish9.8 / 102 783
2Giraffy Fawn Bambi9.6 / 102 112
3MERX Forest Friends9.5 / 102 650
The best educational mats with light and music1Tiny Love Isle Monkey Island10 / 105 140
2Bright Starts Dreams of Africa9.9 / 107 490
3Tiny Love Zoo9.9 / 105 617
4Infantino Growing together 2 in 19.8 / 106 200
5Fisher-Price Piano9.6 / 103 990

The best inexpensive educational mats

Crumbling Lawn with fish
2 783
The multipurpose developing rug from the Russian brand, only among inexpensive models is made of cotton. Soft, breathable, with cute, bright, but not screaming toys in the "crumb" style. There are built-in rustle and tweeters. Large rug - 90x90 cm, folds easily and packaged in a plastic bag. Perhaps the most advantageous purchase in the ratio "price-quality".
Main advantages:
  • excellent quality at an affordable price;
  • spacious;
  • durable, does not fade;
  • cotton material;
  • successful toys.
9.8 / 10
Rating
Reviews
The rug is very bright and pleasant to the touch, the animals are cute and natural. The materials are good, after numerous washes, joints and three years of operation, have not lost their brightness and original appearance!
Giraffy Fawn Bambi
2 112
The classical developing rug of a round form with a diameter of 80 cm with two arches and a soft roller around the edge. The set includes removable toys with sound effects (rustling, squeaker, rattle) and a soft pillow with rustling ears (five items in total), but there are no tactile inserts and a mirror. The materials are soft and warm, after washing the color and size does not change. This is a good option if there is no desire to spend money on the “advanced” rug of famous brands.
Main advantages:
  • value for money;
  • tight and durable.
Minuses:
  • modest set of educational elements.
9.6 / 10
Rating
Reviews
The rug with beautiful and bright patterns, does not fade after washing, without chemical smell, warm enough. Cute little deer. The toys are simple and the mushroom is blue for some reason, but these are trifles.
MERX Forest Friends
2 650
The most simple and inexpensive mat in our ranking. A roomy mat (88x88 cm), high arches (50 cm), complete with a standard set: teether, squeaker, rattle, mirror, soft toy + pillow in the shape of a cloud. Despite the minimal cost, the rug is made of high-quality fabric that serves for a long time and is well washed. Toys seem simple to many, but it is easy to replace them with others. In general, for such a price it is an acceptable, pleasant and safe option.
Main advantages:
  • affordable price;
  • thick, good fabric;
  • cute design.
Minuses:
  • primitive toys.
9.5 / 10
Rating
Reviews
For such money, the mat is beautiful! Nice, not screaming colors, dense material. And you can hang your own toys, which you like.

The best educational mats with light and music

Tiny Love Isle Monkey Island
5 140
Tiny Love has a huge selection of good educational mats, but “The Island of the Singing Monkey” is an absolute hit. The rug is roomy (89x82 cm), the height of the arcs is 42 cm. The developmental possibilities are varied and carefully thought out. Included teether in the form of a leaflet, dolphin-rattle, a lion-bell, a mirror and a musical monkey, as well as a pad for lying on his stomach. On the fabric surface there are a lot of tactile and sound inserts (hairy clouds, tweeters, rustlers, etc.) responsible for the sensory development of the younger child.
Main advantages:
  • Broad developmental opportunities
  • Touch inserts;
  • High-quality musical toy.
Minuses:
  • price.
10 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Great rug! He likes absolutely everything: the quality of materials, toys. All elements are thought out to make it interesting for the child: everything rustles, rings, rattles. Toys are cute, smiling. And the monkey is generally a complete delight!
Bright Starts Dreams of Africa
7 490
Large and beautiful rug with arcs, music and lighting effects. The size is 120x105 cm, with raised sides of 60x70 cm. The original solution of the arcs is that the nets between them are grids with rings through which you can throw balls. Included are toys, teethers, a pocket mirror, and 35 soft balls in a bag. Sides recline, increasing the usable area. The manufacturer offers 2 colors - pink and blue. The kids especially like the great musical toy - the elephant (removed, can be used separately).
Main advantages:
  • quality;
  • multifunctionality;
  • high bumpers;
  • quality sound.
Minuses:
  • price;
  • with raised sides mat small.
9.9 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Rug-fire! Qualitatively made, everything is thought out to the smallest detail. The colors are bright and pleasant, the child likes it, at 3 months he considers toys and colored bumpers. I really liked the mobile elephant, a lot of tunes.
Tiny Love Zoo
5 617

Tiny Love Zoo is a versatile developmental mat with the best features. This is the most popular rug that moms and children love for its versatility, long service life and optimal set of developmental opportunities. The sides can be raised, buttoned up with buttons, or folded up, increasing the area for the child's games. Includes 2 removable arches, a lot of rattles, teethers, a large mirror and a panel for hitting with legs. The rug itself is distinguished by a variety of sensations: there are singing, squeaking, rustling, velvety, stretching elements in it.

Main advantages:
  • quality fabric;
  • rigid flaps;
  • many options, textures, toys;
  • high-quality music panel.
Minuses:
  • price.
9.9 / 10
Rating
Reviews
The bright, interesting developing rug, many options of use at different age. Some hidden secrets. Different textures. Washed several times - colors like new! For me, just a find!
Infantino Growing together 2 in 1
6 200
The transformer model can be used as a developing rug for the smallest ones or as a playpen for a growing child thanks to the rising mesh sides. The product is equipped with 4 quality toys with sound effects and a mirror (crab, fish, starfish and octopus). 40 bright soft balls are included in the package (they are stored in the head of the bug).
Main advantages:
  • multifunctionality;
  • good equipment;
  • quality materials;
  • can be used as a playpen and ball pool.
Minuses:
  • no music;
  • high price.
9.8 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Expensive, but worth it, very cool rug! Everything is thought out for the development of the child. Of the toys, my daughter especially liked the crunchy star and, of course, soft balls.
Fisher-Price Piano
3 990

Fisher-Price Piano - the best developing mat for active kids. The classic rug with an arc and hanging toys in this model is supplemented by a piano with 4 keys. The baby can press the keys with its feet (lying on its back) or with its handles (lying on its belly). A good option for the development of large and small motility of a growing baby.

Main advantages:
  • high quality plastic and fabric elements;
  • the piano is installed in vertical and horizontal position;
  • The arc is securely fixed with a plastic base.
Minuses:
  • price;
  • little sensory toys.
9.6 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Great for fans to kick up their feet. High-quality, beautiful developing rug, but it was useful for a while. Now the child has grown up, we unscrewed the piano and play it separately, and the toys were moved to the crib.

What is the best rug to buy for the development of the child?

So, the "Price Expert" has to admit that buy a quality mat cheap will not work - after all, it must correspond to the age of the baby, be bright and contrast, consist solely of high-quality materials, contain useful elements for the development of vision, hearing, fine motor skills of the hands. However, the funds spent will certainly come back in the form of a good mood of the baby and his mother. Have a good shopping!

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