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About us


Once upon a time there were 2 moms who made chalkboard placemats for their kids.  They both thought their products were not quite right.  One didn't erase very well and the other was very messy.  So instead of competing against each other, they decided to collaborate to make the best chalkboard placemat ever.  From that moment on, Imagination Starters was born.  

Imagination Starters focuses on creating products that encourage non-digital creative play for kids and fun adults.  Our best-selling placemats are sold in over 500 stores nationwide and are even being featured in a really popular chicken restaurant's kid's meal.  

When you buy from us, you are buying directly from one of those original inventor moms (plus 2 other moms who help run the show).  All told we have 10 kids among us and somehow still run this company.

Where did that other inventor mom go?  Well, she decided that a real job and paycheck was a good idea. Don't worry, she's doing great and still helps us think of new ideas all of the time.

Thank you for buying from us.  It makes a world of difference in our day.

-Anne, Leah and Tracy 

Are you a blogger or media outlet and want to speak with Anne ( our inventor) directly?  Please reach out to anne@imaginationstarters.com

Need to speak to someone live?  Call us toll free at 866 886 9901