If a certain child you know is a budding paleontologist, then you ought to give a gift that will be sure to keep them interested and occupied for hours: a Giant Timeline Floormat from Charlie’s Playhouse. Children will enjoy reading the Timeline like a book, or spreading it out for over 18 feet of colorful and informative fossil history…
Inside the book are such goodies as:
67 strange and wonderful creatures from the fossil record, arranged on sea, land and sky
Animal names with pronunciation guides
Bubble quote for each creature
A time “ruler” measuring from 600 million years ago to today in 20 million year steps
12 geologic periods with pronunciation guides
Six mass extinctions
Storybook narrative of major events during each geologic period
Simple thoughts about evolution from “Charlie” Darwin throughout
Footprints for kids to follow, walking through time at 40 million years per step.
On the back side of the book you’ll find an “activity guide with 20 great kid-tested activities for boys and girls ages 4 to 10; FAQs for kids, adults and educators; a glossary of terms with simple definitions; and kid-friendly instructions for folding up the Giant Timeline.
The timeline contains carefully researched scientific content; it printed on a durable environmentally-friendly synthetic paper, which compacts into an accordion-fold design or expands to 18 feet. It can be cleaned with a damp cloth.
This looks like a colorful, creative, and fun gift which would spark any child’s imagination, but will definitely appeal to those who can’t get enough of the Jurassic Park series and dinosaurs in general.
The Giant Timeline is $49.