Disclaimer: I received the iMat in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own.
The Creative Baby Inc.- My Animal World set is an absolute MUST on your toddler’s holiday gift list!! Creative Baby Inc. is a truly special company that strives to engage and challenge children while having fun …and let me say they have NAILED IT! Sweet Pea and I had a chance to review this awesome interactive pad and I only hope I can fully articulate just how unique, educational and downright fun the iMat My Animal World set is for us.
My Animal World is four interlocking pads that features over 60 sweet-faced adorable animals. From sassy crabs to a sleepy owl hooting on his branch this mat is a trip to the zoo in your living room. When the voice pen touches a bubble or creature the animal is identified and is followed by either the animals sound or a beautiful song. Sweet Pea loves the moose and his adorable song but my personal favorite is the leopard. He is on the prowl and his song is so upbeat you can’t help but bounce along to the music. This couldn’t have come at a better time for Sweet Pea as she is SO into animals and their sounds. We are always reading books and taking trips to see animals but this mat introduces so many more animals to Sweet Pea that she would not otherwise have seen or heard. In the short time of having My Animal World she can now identify 10 new creatures and their sounds. As a 20 month old I think that is pretty impressive and even more impressive is that we can play with this set together for a much longer time than the usual attention span of my toddler. This set always grabs her attention and mine! As she matures there are 2 games that we can utilize- one a simple search and find and the other a critical thinking game. For example, “Can you find an animal that flies?” The I-mat also is able to translate into 2 other languages, Spanish and Chinese. As a former educator of bilingual students I really love the exposure to new languages. Another feature that I love is the volume control. As a parent you can relate to having that “one toy” that you wish you could turn down but let me say that this mat is one we always turn up! I do see the value in turning it down when we are settling down for the night and are playing a bit more quietly or if you have a sibling napping.
*The i-Mat is phthalate-, lead- and heavy metal-free. Meaning you can feel confident in the safety of the material. Added bonus is it’s easy to wipe up the interlocking soft pads.
*The voice pen is what brings life to the mat. When the pen touches a word bubble on the mat the mat then comes to life.
*The pen holds 2GB of memory and comes with a USB cable. The cable will be used to connect to the creative baby website as new mats are introduced. After purchasing a new mat the download into the pen will introduce new sounds and songs to your little learner.
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*Creative Baby would like to introduce a new mat- Under the Sea