This 24”-square mat has a colorful picture of Tot, the loveable squirrel, in the center and a border of easy-to-read numbers and letters. Children can count down their timeout themselves, learning letters and numbers as they learn to manage tempers. A clear pocket stores ''Match the Mat'' cards that can be used for games after timeout is over. “A lot of parents and teachers use [the TotSpot] for teaching social skills and self-control. Timeout is not a punishment for children. It’s a time to control thoughts and learn what they did wrong,” Ann Brazil, creator of TimeOut Tot, told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2006.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10432 (added 12/5/2006)