This musical mat Mat-a-matics from B Toys (Canada) lets children follow along to original dance tunes, nursery rhymes or come up even with their own songs. Getting only great reviews, this toy seems to be an absolute hit with children.
- 4 modes of play
- Makes silly sounds
- Song, tempo and volume can be changed
- Folds for easy storage
- Wipes clean
A large fold-out musical mat from B Toys has 9 octagonal sections. Each of them can play a different note and has a musical note symbol that lights up when it is played. Made out of plastic, the mat-a-maticks mat is easy to wipe clean. 3 AA test batteries are already included, though more will later need to be purchased. Note, that switch in the back turns the musical mat from its Demo Mode into regular play (If you see only one note lights up during game, the toy is still in Demo Mode). The box includes the dancing mat, installed batteries and an instruction card.
How to Play:
Set the musical mat Mat-a-matics from B Toys to one of four modes of play:
- Switch to Melody Mix to jump around on any part of the mat as it plays familiar nursery songs.
- In Super Dance, the goal is to follow along with the note as they light up, playing ten original dance tunes.
- Turning on Wacky Sounds changes the musical notes into funny noises, such as a frog, a duck, a car horn, a burp and a fart.
- Memory Music will let children memorize and repeat the steps needed to play nursery songs.
The songs played can vary in rhythm and tempo, that will keep this toy from becoming boring. The dancing mat includes a volume control.
This toy is reported to keep children entertained for well over an hour at a time. It is excellent for playing alone or with friends, the musical mat easily delights any child who enjoys making noise while jumping around.
It is a fun toy to play with in the dark as the notes light up, making it even more exiting. According to users report, children ranging in age from 3 to 11 playing together with the dancing mat, though the older children are more likely to play with the toy only after they see other children enjoying it. While the manufacturer warns against letting children younger than 3 years play with this toy due to a small parts choking hazard, the only small parts that are there are the batteries. Children as young as 2 years may be able to fully enjoy this toy, so long as they understand not to tamper with the batteries and will be under parents attention.
This toy is suitable for both carpet as well as hard floors, though there are a few reports of the toy slipping slightly on freshly cleaned wood floors. Any issue with the toy sliding aside can be prevented. Lay some kind of a rubber mat between the floor and the toy.
The musical mat-a-matics you can fold to make storing easier, though be careful not to put anything too heavy on the folded mat, as this can break the wires inside.
Info & Care
- Mat-A-Matics musical mat
- Wipe clean before play
- 3 X AA batteries included
- Not for children under 3 years old
Size of the toy: 66 x 138 x 2 cm.
Country brand: Canada
Country of origin: China
NOTE: Shipping might be different due to size of the parcel.