What a stroke of luck that the HeyDoodle Into The Wild A3 Mat from the ABC series arrived a just in time for the rain and half term. A combined winner!
It has been amazing to have an activity so absorbing that our granddaughter aged six and grandson aged three could play and colour together again and again... whilst I watch the rain fall and have a cup of tea. That said it is versatile being silicone and will just as easily be useable outside in summer. Hopefully without the rain!
The mat, being A3, is large enough for the children to occupy different sections without "fighting" for space. And comes with nine colouring pens and a useful carrying pouch.
Not only does the HeyDoodle Into The Wild A3 Mat encourage minor motor skills for writing – it also promotes the identification of various animals encouraging the older children to read and copy the names. Whilst for the younger ones it provides the letters of the alphabet to trace.
For the children it doesn’t feel like a learning activity as it is so much fun, combining chatter, listening, writing and language skills. This then leads to an interest in exploring where the animals live and their key characteristics.
Another bonus is it is able to be wiped and reused, although the red colouring pen does leave a very slight pink mark but nothing worth distracting from the enjoyment factor.
Our grandchildren love the HeyDoodle Into The Wild A3 Mat. Not only that there is a range of different topics and size mats in the series, Dinosaurs, Toot Toot and many others. These encourage not only literacy by number work too.
The mat has been brilliant -– so much so that I now have another idea for a surprise present to put in the grandchildren’s Christmas stockings. Come to think of it why not for other friends’ and family’s children too. A win-win situation. Thank you HeyDoodle!
I highly recommend HeyDoodle Into The Wild A3.
PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
HeyDoodle Into The Wild A3 (RRP £21.99) is available from HeyDoodle with free delivery..