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If you're tired of the ubiquitous foam alphabet tiles, these Korean play mats offer something at least a little different. We've tried them out and they're pretty thick and comfortable. If you get tired of the colorful side, the other side has a wood floor pattern.

They're not cheap, but they'll probably hold up a lot better than the alphabet tiles as well. Plus, we just think they're cute. If you live near a large Korean grocery store like H-mart, you'll probably be able to find them there. If not, we found a great selection at Little Seouls. They also have those alphabet foam tiles with the Korean alphabet if you want to encourage another language!