Our new mats are a hit! The main idea behind the mat is to define a space for the children to play in. I have read that it also helps make clean up manageable for children to do independently. We sing a song while we roll them up and put them away. Honestly, it is all pretty fun. Unrolling, playing, rolling, unrolling, playing, rolling etc.... I am still learning how to help them know proper etiquette, but it is changing things for the better.
Butterflies are known for their unusual life cycle that includes a spectacular metamorphosis from caterpillar to a colorful winged adult. They have an erratic yet graceful flight pattern that attracts attention when they pass. The Ancient Greek word for butterfly is psȳchē, which means soul. I particularly admire their symmetry and kaleidoscope of colors.