|On the left: Not happy to sit in the grass and play with his Pokemon cards.|
On the right: Ah, that's better. He can sit or rest on his back or tummy, and better look at/play with his cards.
My youngest child likes to play in the yard. He also likes to play Pokemon cards with his friends, often times outside. The trouble is they don't just want to sit in the grass. It's itchy and has (oh my gosh!) ants and other creepy crawlies in it that might get on them. ;) The solution for this and any other place you need to toss down a lightweight, sturdy, waterproof mat to sit on? Monkey Mat.
Monkey Mat is great for many reasons, first and foremost because it is extremely portable. The 5' x 5' mat folds into a small little self-contained square, allowing you to easily take it most anywhere.
The corners are weighted, and you can see on the corners that you have a loop for stakes.
These sturdy plastic stakes can be attached at the corners to keep the blanket straight and attached to the ground, even when people are moving on the mat. You can tuck these right in the bag when it's time to fold it up and put it away.
The center of the mat has loops on each corner of the Monkey Mat logo. You can hook toys and things there to encourage little ones to stay in the middle.
The self-containment zippered pouch stays hooked to the corner so you never lose or misplace it.
Keep the mat in your purse, car, backpack, carry-on bag, or most any other place. It folds up nice and compact so it's easy to take on the go. I'm keeping ours in the car for impromptu (or planned) trips to the park or beach.
Monkey Mat is a good investment that you're bound to use time and time again. I'm thinking it would be great for the 4th of July, picnics, concerts, airports (the reason it was designed...you can read more about that here), hiking, beach trips and even, like we used it this time, for quality time spent chlling with the kids in your own back yard. Of course you don't have to be a kid to appreciate the value of this Monkey Mat. Adults sometimes need a place to sit down too when they're out and aboutk and this is perfect, every single time.
The Monkey Mat is made of soft, durable ripstop nylon material. It is water repellant and machine washable too.