This is my newest play quilt that can be used in several different ways. It can be hung in a newborn's crib. Games that can be played with the quilt are I Spy, Matching, Memory, and Tic Tac Toe. This is also great travel game, because it can be folded up into a small packet.
I work with special needs children in an early intervention preschool. From my observations, I have designed this playmat. Using these pictures, the child can learn about different modes of transportation as well as vocabulary. The large, simple pictures that can be matched will give the child a sense of accomplishment. As the child grows, tic tac toe is a great teaching tool for socialization by learning to take turns and sharing.
Here are pictures of the nine 4" mini quilts which can also be used as imaginary vehicles.
Here is the play mat with the above 9 mini quilts.