I was given a free mat for this review, all opinions are my own.
When you think of play mats, you think of little babies having tummy time in a brightly colored play mat or a preschoolers geared themed but ImaginOak Play Mats is redefining play mats now for older kids. Their mats are geared for kids agies 4-11 and luckily all 4 of my kids are in that range!
And get this, their mats are even suitable for outdoor use! So the next time I have to load up all 4 kids to go to my oldest son’s flag football game, I can easily roll up this mat and take it with us! I bet all the kids at the game will want to play with us. If it gets dirty just use some water and clean it with a mild detergent and a soft sponge. The edges are heat-treated so it is practically tear proof. That comes in handy with a house full of kids.
We got to try out the large play mat, but it also comes in a smaller size. I thought the large mat would be good if all 4 kids wanted to play at the same time.
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ImaginOak Play Mats are designed to engage children in open-ended adventure and creative story play, using the toys they already have. The large vinyl mats provide three unique environments for kids to make-believe their own exciting stories.
The brightly printed play mats are big enough for excellent solo play, but also large enough that 2 or more kids can play together. The best stories are relational, and when several children are engaged in imaginative self-scripted play, magical things can happen. What sets ImaginOak Play Mats apart are the three stylized designs featuring more realistic buildings and landscaping, more interesting details, the large-scale of the vinyl play area, several different play mats can lay side by side in any configuration, and the mats encourage stimulating group play. The painterly look gives these artisan playmats a style like no other.
ImaginOak Play Mats encourage imaginative play which is not predefined by characters; there are no people, animals or vehicles printed on the mats. Children may use action figures or other movie and television characters, but the kids are able to reinvent the story line, and design their own narrative. By allowing the children to be their own story tellers, ImaginOak hopes that children will engage in more meaningful play. Children are capable of working out some of their problems by imaginative experiential play, and these play mats might help them in that process. Home school parents are able to convert the story play into written formats which children can continue to work on. These large play mats allow two or more children to take part in parallel play, and interact with friends and siblings. Several play mats can be laid side by side to increase the possibilities.
The original three designs, Caravan Village, Quest Realm, and Horse Haven are available in both LARGE 4×5 and SMALL 3×4 sizes. Large size is 45.5″ x 59″. Small size is 36″ x 47”. The great part is that the play mats can be laid together in any configuration
ImaginOak Play Mats are practically indestructible and are waterproof. The scrim vinyl is printed with safe water-based latex inks which are the optimum choice for use in hospitals, restaurants and schools. These inks are Greengaurd Gold UL certified, odorless, and meet LEED standards. They roll up for storage, and are easily cleaned with a mild detergent and moist sponge.
Play mats are available in two sizes to fit most families needs:
Small 3×4 for the price of $55.00
Large 4×5 for the price of $75.00
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