Tiny Love Super Deluxe Activity Play Mat
- Helps to develop baby’s reaching and grabbing skills
- Makes tummy time fun and a full learning experience
- The mat plays music from Mozart to nursery rhymes
- The shapes and colors stimulates your baby’s visual development
- The mat comes fully assembled and can be folded and unfolded
- The mat is easy to store in its own plastic sleeve for protection
- The music may become a nuisance after a while
How it works
Tiny Love has created a play mat that has been praised by parents to be the best in helping their child develop and grow and learn. The play mat is not only easy to use and set up, but it has several activities that will help your child with developing their senses. The mat contains elements that will give your child the opportunity to use their tactile skills in feeling the various textures of the mat from fluffy clouds to felt flowers. Their aural skills will be exposed to the crinkling sound of elephants’ ears and swinging parrots. The mat will stimulate the sense of sight with the various colors of the mat and the mirror that gives your baby the chance to see themselves. The mat is also equipped with music so that your baby can hear Mozart as well as nursery rhymes. Whether your baby is lying on their back or experiencing tummy time, the Tiny Love Super Deluxe Activity Play Mat is a one-stop-shop for all of your baby’s needs.
Over the mat, there are two rods that intersect in the middle and are held together by a snap. Hanging from these rods are the most essential pieces of the play mat. Hanging from the rods are a crinkly parrot, a rattle giraffe, a teething rattle, a mirror, and a pull-on-me monkey. All of these items help your baby with the various skills they will need to develop as they grow.
Hanging from the rod is a crinkly parrot. When your child reaches up and touches the parent it will make that plastic wrap crinkling sound that babies love to hear. The combination of the feel of the crunching of the plastic matched with the sound stimulates your baby’s mind to understand touch and sound.
Hanging from the rods of the mat is a rattle giraffe that when pulled on and moved makes a rattling noise. The rattling adds to your child’s ability to learn sounds and understand where they are coming from. The mat does a lot in the area of combining both tactile and aural, and the same areas of the mat help develop different senses. For developing and understanding sound, the crinkly parrot and the crinkly elephant ears once again help your child hear sounds, and it is believed that the sound of the crinkling is soothing to a baby and they enjoy hearing that sound.
The other dangling animals that hang from the rods are also helpful when it comes to developing listening skills as they move and make noise whenever your baby reaches for one of them and pulls on it or swats at it.
The first way that your child is able to learn how to grab is by reaching for the dangling animals while they are lying on their back. Your child can begin to develop and use their arms and upper body strength to lift their hands and reach for a dangling object. Whether your child wants to crinkle the parrot or rattle the giraffe, they now have an opportunity to develop this skill while playing. The best part of the mat that is great for grabbing is the pull-on-me monkey that hangs on the rods that are able to stretch and move and gives your child visual stimulation as well.
If your child is on their stomach, there are 3D flowers on the mat that your child can reach for and pull on that will give them the opportunity to continue to work on their grabbing and muscle development while they are having tummy time.
The mat comes with an oversized mirror that your child can look into and begin to not only understand and recognize themselves, but a baby’s reflection is a great way for your baby to begin to babble to themselves, which is the first step on the road to learning how to talk. The mirror will be one of the first times that a baby will see their own reflection.
While your child is on their tummy they can feel the different fabrics on the mat and pull on the 3D flowers. They can look at themselves in the mirror and start to babble. When tummy time is over, and they are flipped on their back rest, the learning does not stop as they now have the toys hanging from the rods to occupy their time and allow them to continue to reach, grab, and pull.
When playtime or tummy time is over, the mat folds right back up in the same way when you opened it. Just snap it closed and you can return the mat to its plastic sleeve in order to keep it clean. Once covered you can store the mat anywhere that is convenient for you whether it’s behind a sofa or under the couch or in your child’s bedroom or playroom. It is also small enough to travel with and take with you anywhere you are going.