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Holiday 2014When I was a kid, I had a playmat for my toy cars. It was a thin sheet of plastic that rolled out to display a cool scene involving roads, towns, cities, and countryside. It got a ton of use, and each time it would be put away, the more tattered it would become. Three decades later, playmats have evolved into a market of their own, with many options available from printed area rugs to textured rubber tiles. The big problem tends to be that they’re not portable, and that’s something that Prince Lionheart has addressed with their new Everywhere playMAT – a 6.5ft x 4.9ft reversible foam mat that folds into smaller configurations and then slips neatly into it’s included carrying case for travel and storage. Reversible, with a city scene on one side and a zoo on the other, it’s a perfect backdrop for adventure for Ages 0+, with plenty of fun for babies, toddlers and younger kids. It’s a unique addition to my 2014 Holiday Wish Guide here on THE ROCK FATHER.


Since the folks at Prince Lionheart initially sent us one for review, our Everyday playMAT has seen a lot of action here at Rock Father HQ. From countless “miles” traveled using Hot Wheels and Matchbox vehicles, to many families of little people and the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood friends visiting the Zoo, my girls’ imaginations have been running wild…


This Rock Father-approved item is available from the Prince Lionheart website, Amazon and other retailers for around $60.

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