Making Car Journeys Easier with Playfoam® GO!

Over the last few days we have been busy little bees preparing for our family holiday to the beautiful countryside. There is so much more to do. Not only do we have to prepare our car, we have to pack everything that we will need for a week as well as thinking of ways to keep our little one entertained for the FIVE hour car journey. 

As with most long car journeys being prepared is a must. You will never know what these little people can throw at you. It could be a nap before nap time, a meltdown or an explosive poop. It is always best to be prepared for anything and everything. Distractions are an absolute must. We have lots of cuddly toys, books, snacks and a kindle so my daughter can watch all the Ben and Holly she wants. But I don't want her glued to the screen for too long so we have been searching high and low for some different ways to keep her entertained. 

We were kindly sent over a cute little travel Playfoam® Go set for our journey. We have played with Playfoam before and it has been so great for our learning and sensory play, but now we have this handy travel set too for our adventures on the go. 

What is Playfoam Go?

The Playfoam is a completely mess free creative play resource that is easy to use that will enhance developmental skills as children get to grips with all the squeezing, folding and moulding the beads into any shape or letter you like. 

The non-toxic formula makes this great for safe creative play. It doesn't stick to hands, clothes or carpet, just to itself! What's even better is Playfoam never dries out, so children can display their masterpieces rather than having to put it all back in the box. The travel set comes in a sturdy carrying case that includes eight colours that are all kept neat and tidy in their unique compartments. We were really excited to get our hands on this Playfoam® Go! set. 

When opening the box my daughter couldn't wait to get stuck into all the pulling, stretching and moulding she could. We first noticed that the Playfoam beads were very sticky, but it was really interesting to see that it didn't leave any residue on our hands - it's almost like marshmallow. We spent so much time together playing, squashing, rolling, pulling and making crazy shapes. Being a typical toddlers my daughter decided that she wanted to mix the colours together which for me, didn't sit well with my need for things to stay in their individual colours. 

The Playfoam was really great tools to use with our home learning. We moulded the foam into shapes, letters and numbers. My daughter would roll the Playfoam into little sausages and then I would talk to her about each letter as we moulded them together. Not only is it great for letter recognition but excellent for practising my daughter's fine motor skills. We had so much fun learning together. 

Our Thoughts

This unique and creative Playfoam is definitely something that will stand the test of time for hours and hours of fun. There are a variety set available within the Playfoam range that is aimed at three to seven years olds. But honestly, age doesn't matter. Playing with the foam is a great way to enhance developmental skills and enhance learning as it gives you an opportunity to take a more hands on approach. 

Honestly, at first I thought that I would hate the Playfoam as I thought it would be sticky, but it didn't leave any residue on our hands, or any surfaces. The only thing that I didn't like was the fact that my daughter couldn't wait to mix the colours together and it took me a while to separate them again, for my daughter to mix again. I gave up in the end. It was a great tool for enhance my daughter's learning as we have been using it to learn the alphabet and numbers 1-10 and I know that it will be something that we will use as we continue learning. 

**We have been kindly gifted this Playfoam Go Travel set but as always my words and opinions are my own. Images are subject to copyright, please seek permission before using.**