Product Type: ELC Toy Car
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ELC Carpet Road Playmat
Member Name: yellowroses
ELC Carpet Road Playmat
Advantages: Bright, Cheerful, Decorative and fun
Disadvantages: Right hand drive
I bought this playmat for my son when he was 6 months old. Young yes, but really I bought it for decoration in the first instance and thought he would 'grow into it' as opposed to those designed for nurseries that child 'grow out of'
***** What is it *****
Essesntially it is a playmat which is 130 X 100cm with roads printed on it. It is rubber backed so doesn't move aroound like some mats do. The mat is bright and cheerful and has pictures of different buildings on it. There is a fire station, police station,, hospital, hotel, snack bar, school, cinema, park, shop and a bank. There are various roundabouts, car parks and even bus stops.
***** What does my son think *****
My son loves this play mat. It is light weight are easy to roll up and store but I leave his out all the time. He is now 5 and probably plays with this mat more than ever. A box of cars and his mat and he is happy for an hour or so. He uses his imagination a lot with it, for example a bus picked up the children from school and took them to the cinema.
He also has a strong desire to be a fireman when hes older so we have high speed collisions where the firemen come and rescue all the people.
***** The good bits ****
Rubber backed to avoid movement
Bright and cheerful decoration to a room
Allows imaginative and independant play
There have been a few spills on the mat but it has always cleaned - I even put it on a cool wash in the waashing machine (not recomended on care label but did no harm)
***** The not so good bits ****
It is right hand drive which is a little strange but my son did not notice until a few months ago.
******* Value for money ******
This mat is currently selling for £25 on the Elc website. I can't remember how much I paid for it but I doubt it was that much. I just had a quick around and there is a similar one in Argos for £12.67 so I would recommend that you shop around.
My son loves this mat so would recomend it but as it is on the pricey side perhaps a similar alternative.
Summary: On the pricey side but lots of fun
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