Your Kids CAN Sit Still At Mealtime With This Learning Tablecloth!

The Mint Chip Mama Table Time Learning Tablecloth

Table-Time Look & Learn “Mostly Math” Learning Tablecloth

The Mint Chip Mama Table Time Learning Tablecloth

Allow me to introduce you to a new, great tool that will keep your kids sitting on their tushies, patiently waiting for you at the dinner table. Did I get your attention?

It’s A Learning Tablecloth!

I present to you the newly created Table-Time Look & Learn “Mostly Math” learning tablecloth – filled with all kinds of fun and quirky illustrations that “sneak” fantastic and entrancing concepts in front of your hungry impatient children at meal time. My almost five year old daughter loved it immediately. In fact her first reaction says it all.

The Mint Chip Mama Table Time Learning Tablecloth

After a few minutes patiently (yes! PATIENTLY!) waiting for dinner, face down, eyes darting all over, she said “So, Mama, it’s a tablecloth, but when I’m waiting for my food, I can – like – look at it!” Followed by “It’s a pattern! Look, I LOVE THIS! It’s math! MATH! I’m supposed to learn math!”. I could not make this up. Slam. Dunk. Like the Jessica Seinfeld cookbook, of tablecloths.

The Mint Chip Mama Table Time Learning Tablecloth

Of Course A Teacher Thought Of This!

Conceived by teacher Micky Afnan and lovingly illustrated by The Simpsons® Emmy nominated animator Rob Oliver, the Table-Time Look & Learn “Mostly Math” learning tablecloth makes learning math fun and engaging for pre-k and kindergarten kids aged two through six. Your kids will be happy (and quiet!). They will learn things you want them to learn. They will sit still. And, as a bonus, if your husband likes to quote The Simpsons as much as mine does, he will be happy seeing this in his house!

The Mint Chip Mama Table Time Learning Tablecloth

Quite simply, my daughter is enamored with this tablecloth. The Table-Time Look & Learn “Mostly Math” learning tablecloth features a wide variety of math related lessons that cover the educational State Standards children must learn to progress to the next grade. All of the lessons feature wonderfully detailed, quirky animal characters and imagery. There are patterns, days of the week, months, seasons, learning to count to 50, simple addition, identifying geometric shapes, understanding “less than” and “greater than,” how to tell time, and over 20 other math related concepts to keep your kids sitting still at the dinner table.

The Mint Chip Mama Table Time Learning Tablecloth

It’s A Safe Addition To Your Table

The Table-Time Look & Learn “Mostly Math” learning tablecloth is made from PEVA, which has the feel of vinyl but no harmful PVCs or BPAs and cleans up easily with a damp cloth. It measures 52″x72″, and fits on a rectangular or oblong table that seats four to six people.

The Mint Chip Mama Table Time Learning Tablecloth

In addition to a learning tool, the Table-Time Look & Learn “Mostly Math” learning tablecloth makes a fabulous “peek-a-boo” partner, so I would recommend getting some clips to keep it in place… I  learned this the hard way!

The Mint Chip Mama Table Time



The generous people of Table-Time have offered to give away a Table-Time Look & Learn “Mostly Math” Tablecloth! To win, please post in the comments section below: How do you occupy your kids so you can get dinner on the table? Winner will be chosen Wednesday, January 21st, 2015.

*Update 1/19* Due to the great response I’ve received on this post, the nice people at Table-Time have offered to make everyone a winner! In addition to entering a comment below, to win, if you enter the coupon code “mintchipmama” on Amazon or at you’ll get 25% off! This code is good until Wed 1/21/15.


Brand Heritage

Here is a little more on Table-Time because as you know – I LOVE learning about the heritage of brands:

At five years old, Micky Afnan was often found sitting in her parent’s country kitchen in rural Coburg, Oregon. She was looking at a tablecloth her mother made from a US map – with all of its state capitals. She wasn’t trying to learn any of the capital names, yet two months later she knew them all. Somehow, just by being exposed to this information in a relaxed setting, every state capital’s name magically found its way into her mind!

After 30 years of teaching, Micky thought it was an opportune time to build on that simple idea from her childhood. Therefore, she created a low-tech/high impact teaching tool that would help busy parents accelerate their child’s learning. After two years of planning, sketching, and character development the Table-Time Look & Learn “Mostly Math” learning tablecloth was born. The perfect addition to your family, an attention grabbing – battery free – object that gathers families to the most important place of all in the home, the dinner table.

Published by Stacey Wallenstein

Stacey Gish Wallenstein created The Mint Chip Mama blog in 2013 to share her love and passion for giving children meaningful life experiences and helping moms like her navigate the challenges and benefits of raising children in the New York metropolitan area. Before becoming a full-time mom in 2010, Stacey spent the better part of the preceding decade as a high-end customer relationship management (CRM) professional for some of the most well-known brands in the hotel, luxury, fashion, and beauty industries, such as Harrah’s Entertainment, Chanel and Christian Dior, Inc. She managed customer loyalty programs for thousands of clients around the country and created social media strategies for a span of industries including healthcare services, restaurants, consumer packaged goods, specialty foods, local attractions and retail locations. After 13 wonderful years in Manhattan (the last three of which spent as a city mom), Stacey and her husband moved to Long Island in 2014, where they now reside with their three children (13, 10, and 7). There, she is a founding member of her local Parenting Center, which provides classes and coordinates events designed to educate and inform parents while fostering an environment of support and friendship within the community. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Stacey has been active in the New York area alumni organization for nearly twenty years, serving as a board member on the school’s University of Michigan Alumni Club of New York City. She also holds a Masters in Psychology from The New School in New York City. Please check out The Mint Chip Mama in the Press: The New York Post, Psychology Today, NY Metro Parents, New York Family, Parents Magazine, Newsday, News 12, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Kids, NerdWallet, Big Apple Kids Guide, and more! The Mint Chip Mama was also nominated as "The Best Blog On Long Island" for 2022, 2023, 2024, one of the Top 20 New York Mom Blogs & Websites, and one of the Top 100 Mom Lifestyle Blogs on the web! For more updates, follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Pinterest.

13 thoughts on “Your Kids CAN Sit Still At Mealtime With This Learning Tablecloth!

  1. We do so many things, we even have a bouncy cushion so he can move a bit in his chair! I think what works best in our home is engaging with our son: just talking about the day, the things he is eating, and so forth. But it’s hard, he always wants to stand up and run!
    This mat looks awesome, and I love you can wipe it down-very convenient! Thanks for the giveaway, I hope we win because my son would love this.

  2. What a genius idea! Another “why didn’t I think of that” product” 🙂 While the kids wait for their food we will sometimes sing/listen to music, play I Spy, draw on sticky notes, have them get their own napkins, cups, etc out of the low drawer I reserve just for their dinnerware. This tablecloth could buy me a few more minutes which would be a life/sanity saver!

  3. I either have Ella “help” me cook, which mostly consists of eating a little of every veggie before I cook it, or she can use her watercolor painting pad (the kind with paint on the page at the bottom). Depending on the meal, we will practice peeling stuff and mixing other stuff. Not having her help isn’t an option: she INSISTS, no really, she can HELP!
    While I feel she’s really great with letters and such, I think we’ve been ignoring numbers too much. Even if we didn’t win, I think I’ll get one of these for her birthday! Your review was pretty convincing. 🙂

  4. what a great concept!!! I hate to admit that I keep the TV on to entertain my 3 year old until dinner is ready. This would be so much more educational and quieter 🙂 I hope i win!!

  5. I too embarrassingly admit to using the IPAD to entertain my 2 soon to be 3 yr old son. He loves puzzles so I download as many as I can for him and he stays busy. Some days I have him help me out but that can mean breadcrumbs all over the floor, or eggs but the good news is he counts the eggs as he breaks them. 🙂

  6. I will give them a pre dinner snack (pepper or apple slices) or some plastic containers and big spoons to help “cook” too. The snacks usually go over better!

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