Play mats, activity mats, whatever you call them, they are a staple in playrooms everywhere. They are great for screen-less entertainment for older children and provide a few minutes of distraction for younger ones.

Now there is an even more imaginative option in the market, the IVI 3D play mat. This is exactly what it sounds like: a mat with embossed features and tactile textures that takes playing time to the next level.

Created by a mom with an architectural background who worried about the effects of on-screen exposure, the 3D play mat comes in four different styles: beach houses, mini-town, farmhouses, and playhouse.

Each is incredibly detailed with different sections, like a beach house pool and mini-town parking strips. 3D technology is patented, so it is the only product of its kind on the market.

The mini town and the playhouse have four different sizes to choose from and the beach houses and farms have three. Small size starts at $ 79.99 on the IVI website and the rugs are also sold at other retailers like Amazon.

Made with a wool-like substitute approved by European child protection standards, they are perfect for children with allergies. And they might entice you enough to lay down on the ground and play the game!

––Sarah Shebek

Images courtesy of IVF 3D Play Carpets