Hi, and welcome to the first PlayBlog! I thought it appropriate to introduce ourselves with the story of how the PlayBag came into existence!
There are many reasons for the creation of the first PlayBag. The reason I usually use is that three years after my son, Peter was born, I decided it was about time to visit the hairdressers! I did not have anyone who could look after him for the hour or so needed, so had no choice but to take him with me. The night before, as I was putting him to bed, I was busy thinking over what I could take to keep him occupied, knowing that he would not just happily sit and colour in being the energetic young boy that he is! By the time I got downstairs, I had formulated a plan in my head of a bag which converted into a play mat. It would carry all his toys, be something to play with, and be compact and easy to tidy up afterwards. It had a road, stream with an island and, a helipad. That evening, I gathered scraps of fabric, and some old curtains, and threw together the first PlayBag. It was such a hit with him, and other children who passed through, although I never thought about making them commercially at this point.
Peter with the very first PlayBag!