Product Type: Aquadoodle Art / Craft
Newest Review: ... are also the numbers 1-10 with pictures. Around the border of the drawing part of the mat are the alphabet letters in both lower and uppe... more
Fun and educational
Member Name: womble1985
Advantages: Size and educational
Disadvantages: Pens wear quickly
I bought this for my 20 month old at Christmas as he had been starting to enjoy using crayons etc, and I was drawn to the no mess aspect of it!
On opening it I was pleasantly suprised by the size of it, it is square and around about 80cm each size. Around the edge are pictures corresponding with letters of the alphabet. There are also the numbers 1-10 with pictures. Around the border of the drawing part of the mat are the alphabet letters in both lower and upper case that are highlighted when you use the pen to colour over them.
The mat comes with a chunky pen that you fill with water and it soaks in to a felt nib. It also has a safety feature of a reverse screw on tip so its harder for children to open.
The mat is white and when drawn on with the water pen makes whatever you have drawn show up as blue. The drawing last a few minutes before it dries and fades and you can re-use that space. There is plenty of room on the mat so you never fill it before it dries. We have had it for month now and it has been used everyday, it is still in good condition but the pen is starting to wear so I have bought a couple of spares.
It cost £15 which I think represents good value for money. It seems very good quality and my son loves it.
An added bonus that I never really thought about using it for though is learning and speech development. My son has started talking much more and he will sit for a very long time while I draw things for him to name so it has been educational too. The water in the pen lasts a long time, but it would be good if it came with two.
Summary: Great product.
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