Colorfully illustrated oversize play mat tells the story of 600 million years of evolution in kid-friendly words and pictures. Illustrations include 67 bizarre ancient creatures, six mass extinctions, simple comments from "Charlie" Darwin throughout, footprints for kids to walk through time, and plenty more. The Activity Guide includes raucous physical games, artistic challenges, twists on classics like hopscotch and much more, for boys and girls ages 4-10. The accordion-fold design allows kids to read the Giant Evolution Play Mat like a book, stand it up like a fort, or spread it out on the floor for a full 18 feet of fun. Developed with scientists for accuracy and with kids for fun, the design is durable, washable, lightweight and environmentally friendly. Awards include Tillywig, Dr. Toy (Best 100 of 2009 and Best Green Toy of 2009), National Parenting Center and Great Dad.
From the five-star review at What The Stuff Toy Reviews:
"Five stars may not be enough! Hand over the Giant Evolution Play Mat to a group of children, or one child alone, and clear some space. In no time it'll be stretched looooong across the floor. But just wait until your kids turn it over! There are games, activities and adventures just waiting on the back. There is functionality packed throughout all 18 feet of the Giant Evolution Play Mat, with creatures, names and pronunciation guides, a time ruler, storybook narrative and more waiting for your kids to enjoy, it would be hard to ask for more! Not a single member of our review team, parents or kids, had ever encountered any game teaching evolution, let alone a game as cool and fun as this one! Absolutely original!"
Parent testimonial, from Allison:
"My seven year old son LOVES LOVES LOVES LOVES the Play Mat. He has spent so much time reading it, playing with it, walking and running on it. It is by far his favorite Christmas gift and by far the best thing we've purchased in a long time! THANK YOU!"