For some time I have wanted a black out tent to enhance Adam’s light play. The problem is that we have run out of space to store any large pieces of equipment. A black out tent even when it is classed as a pop-up one that can be folded down takes up too much space and effort to put it away that I do not realistically seeing us getting much use out of it.
I do, however, have our wonderful Cosy Direct Tuff Spot Stand. There is plenty of space under the tuff spot for a child to play. I have tried making my own cave using the tuff spot stand and blankets but they fell down easily and certainly wouldn’t have withstood any more children playing inside.
As soon as we placed the black out tent over the tuff spot stand I knew the Cosy Direct reversible cover would meet all of our requirements. It is incredibly easy to assembly. Simply throw it over the tuff spot when it is on its stand and that is it. Even Adam is able to position it correctly himself.
The Cosy Direct reversible cover is easy to store. The fabric can be folded into A4 size or smaller and stored in a bag. No more trying to hide a huge pop up tent behind the sofa!
The Cosy Direct reversible cover can also be washed at 40 degrees so it is easy to maintain.
The big question though – does it make it dark enough for play? Yes it does! What is more the material can be reversed to create a black out tent or a shiny one. Two dens for the price of one.
There are two circle holes in the fabric to allow for ventilation and so you can supervise the children inside. These holes do not detract too much from the ability to play in the dark. The holes can be covered up if required.
Before the Christmas holidays we took the Cosy Direct reversible cover to Adam’s preschool. I wanted to test out the black out tent with several children. Pre-school instantly fell in love with the black out tent. The fabric could withstand several children playing with it at once. The tent enabled the children to explore dark and light play despite the bright day light.
The Reversible Cover is available from the Cosy Direct website, along with the Tuff Spot and the Tuff Spot Stand. We are looking forward to future play activities to explore both the black out den and the shiny den!
Disclaimer: We received a Tuff Spot Reversible Cover from Cosy Direct to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
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