OK, I promised and now I'm going to deliver. Probably the most frequently asked question I get is where to find the suction cup mats I use in my classroom in the Practical Life area. All the ones I use were here when I acquired the classroom. I have since realized that they are not easy to find. I use the larger ones for transferring marbles with tongs..........the kids LOVE to do this work. I use the smaller ones for transferring drops of water and for transferring beads with tweezers, two more VERY popular activities.
Following are the resources I've come up with either through my own Googling or via readers who have written me.
A kind reader, Susan from Delray Beach Florida, found a 2-pack of the circular suction cup soap holders at Cal Ben Pure Soap Company.
Here is another one available via Amazon. (Is there anything you CAN'T buy on Amazon?)
Another reader, Toni, wrote that she has found them in the bathroom accessories section of Wal-Mart.
Here is a set of two larger suction cup pads from Montessori 'N' Such. They have others available under the Practical Life section in "Transfer Kits and Accessories." Try THIS LINK and it should take you right to the page.
I hope this helps many of you in your quest to find these little pads. Once you acquire one, guard it with your life. You will love using it in a variety of ways and who knows when you'll be able to get your hands on another one!
If you know of any other sources not mentioned here, please comment and, if possible, leave a link within the text of your comment. Thanks SO much!