Alphabet 'n Numbers Foam Puzzle Mat

1 ratings (1 Epinions review)
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

ABC...123...

May 11, 2007
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review
  • User Rating: Excellent

  • Durability:

Pros:Soft floor (for child AND parents), easy to setup and cleanup, colorful

Cons:Some small pieces

The Bottom Line: The Alphabet-n-Numbers Mat makes a great add-on to any child's floor. Unlike most toys that only last a couple months, this can stay on the floor for several years!


After our son started walking, my beloved bachelor pad of a basement was quickly transformed into a beloved child's play pad and something needed to be done with the hard, tiled flooring. As children learn to walk or just in every day playing, they all fall numerous times. So, we decided to buy two packages of the "Alphabet 'n Numbers Foam Puzzle Mat." Each set contains the letters A-Z (26 letters) and the numbers 0-9 (10 numbers). With each piece measuring approximately 12" x 12", two sets covered all the main parts of the floor (I didn't bother doing under the couch, desk, etc).

Wow... what a difference! Our son was able to fall left and right, forward and backward without us ever having to worry. As he got older (he's now 2 years old), it still works great because when he rolls off the couch and onto the floor... no worries!

For children under 18 months, this worked great for crawling and learning to walk. As our son got around 16-18 months, he loved removing the letters from each piece, which left a little clean-up work for mommy and daddy (trying to put all the pieces back together). NOTE: Be careful with the small pieces inside the letters and numbers (like the small piece inside the 4). These can be very small and easily get stuck in a child's mouth. For the most part, the pieces are large enough to not get stuck (especially if you just avoid using the pieces with EXTREMELY small pieces).

Now, as our son reaches two, he still loves playing on the mat floor, but now he's actually using the pieces as a puzzle. He enjoys putting the letters inside the proper squares as we say our ABC's and 123's together.

Each piece is made of a durable foam with removable letters and numbers. We leave the mat on the floor all the time, so dirt started to become an issue. They were extremely easy to clean with a damp towel. As the mat started to get REALLY dirty, we just placed the letters in the sink with soap and water, and then threw 10 of them in the drier at a time, for about 10 seconds to dry.

These can easily be used on any type of flat, hard flooring surface (hardwood, tile, etc). Each set also includes corner pieces to make a flat border around the mat, giving it a nice, clean look.

I would recommend this idea to anyone with young children and hard floors. The colorful pieces are bright and work great for bedrooms, play areas, etc. If using in a large room, it also works great with the Superyard XT Gate (http://www.epinions.com/North_State_Industries_Superyard_XT_Gate_Safety_Gates) - Put the gate up and just pad the flooring inside the gated area!


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 29.99
Type of Toy: Other


Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Foam Floor Alphabet and Number Puzzle Mat

Foam Floor Alphabet and Number Puzzle Mat

Let your children learn numbers and letters through play with the Trademark Foam Floor Alphabet Number Puzzle Mat. which features 36 colorful 12 x 12 ...
Toys R Us

$59.99

FREE Shipping
Alphabet Raised Wooden Puzzle for Children

Alphabet Raised Wooden Puzzle for Children

This is an Alphabet Raised puzzle for children aged 3 and up. Each piece of the puzzle has a letter from A to Z. Have fun with your kids by identifyin...
Sears Marketplace
Trademark 96 Piece Foam Floor Alphabet & Number Puzzle Mat

Trademark 96 Piece Foam Floor Alphabet & Number Puzzle Mat

Puzzle mat. 72 1/2 x 72 1/2 x 1/4, 12 x 12 tiles
Quill.com

$47.99

FREE Shipping
Imaginarium Alphabet Numbers Foam Puzzle Mat 36Piece

Imaginarium Alphabet Numbers Foam Puzzle Mat 36Piece

This Imaginarium Alphabet Numbers Mat 36Piece, a Toys 'R' Us exclusive, puts learning right at your youngsters' feet. The set includes 26 letters and ...
Toys R Us

$24.99

+$5.99 shipping
Sesame Street Alphabet Foam Floor Puzzle 27 Pieces

Sesame Street Alphabet Foam Floor Puzzle 27 Pieces

This NEW Sesame Street Alphabet Foam Floor Puzzle is a great way to help your child learn to read while developing large and small motor skills. The t...
eBay

$15.99

FREE Shipping
Alphabet Raised Wooden Puzzle for Children

Alphabet Raised Wooden Puzzle for Children

Product Information: This is an Alphabet Raised puzzle for children aged 3 and up. Each piece of the puzzle has a letter from A to Z. Have fun with yo...
Sears Marketplace
Foam Floor Alphabet Puzzle Mat For Kids - 26 pc Set Multicolor - 80-31515

Foam Floor Alphabet Puzzle Mat For Kids - 26 pc Set Multicolor - 80-31515

Shop for Puzzles from Hayneedle.com! Soft and durable, the Foam Floor Alphabet Puzzle Mat For Kids - 26 pc Set covers a 7 x 4-foot area when all tiles...
Hayneedle

$44.99

+$4.99 shipping
Word Play Early Learning Educational Puzzle Cards Alphabet, Opposites, Numbers

Word Play Early Learning Educational Puzzle Cards Alphabet, Opposites, Numbers

BRAND NEW....CARDS ARE SEALED IN PACKAGE SMOKE FREE / PET FREE HOME
eBay

$12.00

+$5.00 shipping