I made this playmat for Oliver and it has been so useful. His Mum, Janie, not only uses it at home but can take it anywhere to put on the floor for him to sit on. The back is plain yellow so that one always knows the clean side. I bought the material in Hobbycraft and lined it with a thick wadding, catching it at both ends to stop it slipping around inside. I got the idea from the daughter of a friend who made something similar for her child. She said that when the mat was put away he knew that play time was over and it was time to get ready for bed.
So here is the man himself sitting on it to play. I got to visit him this week, the first time in 5 weeks, so I could really see the difference in him.