Parenting Product Pick: Airplane Playmat from Fun on the Run

If you have plans to “fly the friendly skies” with young children this summer Airplane playmat in flight3and are worried about some not-so-friendly behavior, take a look at this new item from Fun on the Run.

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It’s an airplane themed playmat that folds up for easy carrying or small space packing and unfolds to reveal a set of six airplanes and other flying figures stored inside. Flip the mat over and you have a busy airport scene ready for play.  Designed to be used anywhere there is a flat surface and to be easy to open, play with, and then quickly pack away again for entertaining kids away from home.

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A bonus feature is the straps that also enable the playmat to be strapped to the tray table on an airplane.  What better time to let your child’s imagination take flight then while actually flying!

The playmats are hand colored, hand sewn, and fully washable.  All plane and other figures are phthalate-free and measure 1.5 to 3 inches.  The play area of the mat measures 9 x 15 inches when unfolded.  This item is made by and unique to Fun on the Run and cannot be found or purchased anywhere else.

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Gina Dobson is the owner of Fun on the Run, a Hoboken-based company specializing in portable play. Fun on the Run rents customized activity bags to entertain young children on long car, plane or train journeys. They also have a wide variety of portable toys available for purchase. For more information, visit

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