Sunday, September 29, 2013

Creative Baby Inc. i-Mat My Animal World Review & Giveaway

I was provide the below mentioned products in exchange for my honest review.
Every Baby is a Creative Baby

     Jayden has always loved electronic toys and to no surprise so does Evan.  They both love to get immediate feedback when they push a button or turn a knob as most children do.  When I was offered the opportunity to review Creative Baby Inc.'s I Mat set with My Animal World Mat and voice pen of course I said yes.  I knew right away that my boys would love it.


     When it came in the mail I barely even got it out of the box and Evan was sitting on top of it just dying to open it and see what was inside.  I pulled out each of the foam mat and put them together.  There are 4 large sections that interlock together.  The mat is colorful with many different animals in different habitats.  The mat is even safe for newborn babies to lay on.  The mat is durable and spill proof.  It is lightweight and can be used indoors or outdoors.  What makes this mat so much more fun and exciting is the voice pen.


     The voice pen has 2GB of memory.  When the pen is turned on then you can touch it to the mat for some fun interactive responses.  Simply touch the pen to the mat and it will tell you the name of an animal, the animal sound, music, or even a foreign language.  It really is simple and both the boys loved using the pen and hearing the responses.  Even Evan was able to get it to work at 12 months.  Evan holds the pen and touches the different animals on the mat.  The pen then names the animal.  He is getting better at it, but of course his eye hand coordination is still developing.  Sometimes he holds the pen upside down and once he even discovered how to make the pen record his voice.


     Jayden used the pen and touched the animals to hear the names.  Then he chose to play the games.  The first games asks, "can you find the ___?"  and then names an animal.  Jayden had fun searching for the animals on the mat.  Then he tried the second game.  The second game was a little more challenging and would ask questions like, "can you find the green animal?  Or find the animal that makes this sound___."  It tells you when you are right or encourages you when wrong.  The voice pen can also be used in English, Spanish, or Mandarin Chinese with just a tap of the flag on the mat. 


     The boys both had a great time playing with the i-Mat My Animal World.  I love that it teaches at the child's level.  It has real animal sounds and music.  It teaches vocabulary and comprehension skills.  Plus when not using the pen the mat is durable and fun.  Children can learn with the mats alone by identifying the animals and their habitats.  The mat also has the names of each of the animals so children can begin to identify the names of the animals in print. 

     

     I really like that this mat has so many uses and the voice pen adds another level of learning for so many ages.  Creative Baby Inc also has more mats coming out soon including i-Mat Under The Sea and i-Mat My Alphabet.  I can't wait until these come out.  I'd love to get more mats for the boys. Right now Creative Baby Inc. is offering free shipping for a limited time.  Its a great time to get this great mat & pen and it would be perfect for the upcoming holidays.

Buy it: Interactive Play Mat - Talking I-Mat Includes 4 Interlocking Magic EVA Foam Floor Tiles with Voice Pen (My Animal World)


Win it:  One (1) Arizona Mama reader will win an i-mat My Animal World & Voice Pen

Enter in the Giveaway Tools form below! This giveaway will be open until 10/15 at 11:59PM (MST).  Open to US.



Thank you to Creative Baby Inc. for sponsoring the review & giveaway
 I was provided the above mentioned products in order to provide a review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure


22 comments:

  1. i love the big mat and the ideal of the talking pen.

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  2. I really like the under the sea mat :) very cute !

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  3. The under the sea mat looks like so much fun too. My boys are really into sea creatures right now thanks to Octonauts!

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  4. I learned that not only are the animals identified but also the sound they make.

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  5. I think it's neat that it teaches them animal names in 3 languages.

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  6. I like the choice of language/.

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  7. I like that you can choose from 3 different languages.

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  8. they have an under the sea mat for ipad only

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  9. I really like that this mat teaches children in three languages. What a fun way to learn!

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  10. The I-mat has 3 different languages to teach that animal in that language. So cool.

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  11. I like that there is a headphone jack in the pen!

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  12. I like that it teaches three different languages!!

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  13. The video of the baby playing with the mat (and finding the animals as his mom requested) was adorable! Really makes me want to get one for my little one!

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  14. I like it has real animal sounds!

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  15. I like that it teaches the names of animals for my youngest, but also in different languages for my 4 year old so they would both benefit from it!

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  16. I love that it teaches more then one language!

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  17. I like that it has more than one language

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  18. I like that it comes in three different languages. I really think that's a great idea!
    michelle tucker

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  19. I love that the animals make noises and that it has three languages.

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