This Dad Turned Simple Bed Sheets Into Board Games to Help Entertain Hospitalized Kids
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When I look at my bed sheets, I see an annoying, impending trip to the laundromat. But when Kevin Gatlin looks at them, he sees an opportunity to keep hospitalized children entertained and having fun between appointments. A North Carolina dad and entrepreneur, Kevin is the creative genius behind Playtime Edventures, a company that sells colorful bed sheet sets and slumber bags featuring interactive games, activities, and lessons for kids.
Kevin was initially inspired to design the so-called Playtime Bed Sheets after visiting a friend's sick son in the hospital and realizing there wasn't much stimulation to keep such bedridden little ones occupied. "It's an unfortunate situation that a child is in. It's great for the child life coordinator and the nurses and doctors," the Playtime Edventures founder told NewsWest9 of the fun bed sheets. "It gives them a tool that they can use before they just poke the kid."
As it turns out, the board-game-inspired bed sheets and sleeping bags have also become quite a hit among kiddos fortunately not stuck in hospitals, providing endless entertainment that doesn't involve an iPad or television screen. Keep reading to get an up-close look at Kevin's brilliant Playtime Bed Sheets, which are currently available for purchase on Amazon.