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

Posted by Jenna | Monday, September 30, 2013




**The product for this review was provided by Creative Baby Inc. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

It's hard to believe how much the times have changed. When I was a child, technology was limited and now we have young children with digital devices like smart phones, tablets and flash drives at their finger tips. Now even toddlers as young as 18 months have their own device, the soft and colorful foam i-Mat.
 Creative Baby Inc. develops products to excite, challenge and simply delight tots and introduced the i-Mat: My Animal World in August. This is the first in a series of themed interactive foam mats and made of four interlocking soft sections that are activated when used with its Voice Pen. 

What's neat is that both babies and older siblings can learn while exploring the illustrated mat with a simple point on the word bubble. They are instantly rewarded with an animal sound, a word, music or a foreign language translation! Wow! 

When I was introduced to more information about the i-Mat, I was very intrigued and interested in learning more. That's why I was excited when asked if we'd like to test it out and share our thoughts! 

When the i-Mat: My Animal World arrived, my kids were very eager to give it a try. I was excited too! Afterall, I love when we're able to find fun, educational activities and toys that all three of them can use and enjoy. It's also appreciated that the mat is phthalate, lead and have metal-free, and no electronics mean no worries for wiping the mat clean!


Out of the box I was impressed with the quality of the mat. It's soft, but durable. I can tell it will hold up to a lot of use which is great...as all three of my kids love it! It was very easy to piece together, almost like a puzzle. The kids liked helping get it set up. 


Once it was all set up, we pressed the on/off button on the voice pen to begin. We knew it was working when we heard a child's laughter and the blue light flash. Using the pen with the i-Mat, we pressed the on/off symbol on the mat to activate the connection between the i-Mat and Voice Pen. We were greeted with a Hello which let us know we could get started. 

We then got the volume set where we wanted it, as well as the language by pushing the correct flag. We hadn't even gotten started yet, and the kids were already learning about different languages and countries! YAY!

First we began with out pushing either of the Game symbols. Caysen took the pen and touched the different animals with the voice pen to discover their names, sounds and the sounds of the environment where they live. He loves it and seems to be learning a lot each time we use it!
For older children like Kaden and Kaelyn, there are learning games that are a lot of fun too. Game one is beginners mode and calls out an animal and asks you to find it. Game 2 is an advanced mode and gives an animal sound and asks you to find the corresponding animal. 

It's really neat to see how all three of my children ranging from 1-5 can use this mat, have fun and learn new things. It's easy for them to use, and safe which I appreciate more than anything! 
If you're looking for a fun and educational activity for your children, one that can be used from 18 months+...I would definitely recommend checking out the i-Mat My Animal World from Creative Baby! 

Here's a quick video to show the kids using it to give you an idea of how it works. So neat! 


We absolutely love it and can't wait for two more themed adventures to launch soon. The i-Mat My Alphabet and i-Mat Under the Sea!! As new mats are introduced, parents can connect the Voice Pen to any computer with interet access (with the included USB cable), download the new sound file from Creative Baby's website and explore the new i-Mat adventures.

Buy It:  Sold as a set, the foamy pad and pen together retail for $79.99. For a limited time, Creative Baby offers free shipping for all pre-orders too! New pads will be priced from $24.99 to $29.99.

 
Win It: One very lucky reader is going to win an i-Mat: My Animal World like we received. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter Giveaway below. 




28 comments
  1. Rebecca Parsons October 1, 2013 at 1:32 AM  

    I love that you can choose from 3 different languages and by doing this they can learn how to say the animals in them.

  2. edna thackeray October 1, 2013 at 12:01 PM  

    Creativebabies makes great toys!

  3. Rodney Jackson October 1, 2013 at 6:51 PM  

    I learned 3 languages and a customer made and uploaded the cutest video.

  4. daisy242 October 1, 2013 at 10:03 PM  

    you can choose from 3 different languages

  5. aperry October 1, 2013 at 10:47 PM  

    I learned that you can choose the language.

  6. Carrie Phelps October 2, 2013 at 4:45 AM  

    I learned that there are three language choices, making this education while having fun!

  7. BrunoDogg2 October 2, 2013 at 11:17 AM  

    I learned that you can choose from 3 different languages and the you can get other mats to use with the same pen!

  8. Cserafini October 2, 2013 at 8:01 PM  

    You can choose between 3 languages.

  9. mrsshukra October 2, 2013 at 8:04 PM  

    This company tests their products like this engaging iMat with families around the world!

  10. jakiesmom October 3, 2013 at 9:48 AM  

    I learned for a limited time they have free shipping on the imat

  11. LauraJJ October 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM  

    I learned that they are also durable & Spill Proof! I love that they are offering free shipping right now too!

  12. Shelly Leatham October 4, 2013 at 11:32 PM  

    WoW! learned you can choose from 3 different languages!

  13. Rochel S October 6, 2013 at 4:18 PM  

    Its cool that it teaches in 3 languages. Like that its easy to transport!

  14. Colleen Maurina October 6, 2013 at 11:47 PM  

    I learned that at Creative Baby they truly believe that a creative baby is a happy baby.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  15. dawnmonroe83 October 10, 2013 at 12:08 AM  

    I learned that they have an under the sea mat too.
    dawnmonroe83@gmail.com

  16. Laurie J. October 10, 2013 at 9:35 PM  

    I learned the the i-mat set comes with a Voice Recorder to Capture the Special Moments.

  17. Jessica B. October 11, 2013 at 2:35 PM  

    They feel that a creative baby is a happy baby. I agree! jj250@aol.com

  18. Kim October 11, 2013 at 7:47 PM  

    learned there's free shipping in the iMat right now

  19. Kimberly October 11, 2013 at 11:15 PM  

    You have a choice of languages

  20. ShopMamaShop October 11, 2013 at 11:38 PM  

    so awesome. would love one

  21. Beanie October 12, 2013 at 12:50 AM  

    free shipping for a limited time! :)

  22. M.N. October 12, 2013 at 8:32 AM  

    what an awesome mat!

  23. trixx October 12, 2013 at 9:11 PM  

    You can purchase additional Voice Pens for $59.99 so more than one child can play at the same time!

  24. Tylerpants October 12, 2013 at 10:13 PM  

    As new pads are introduced, parents can connect the Voice Pen to any computer with internet access! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  25. michedt October 14, 2013 at 9:05 PM  

    I learned that it can be used in 3 languages. How awesome. Perhaps I can learn chinese!
    Michelle Tucker

  26. Tara Carlson October 14, 2013 at 10:36 PM  

    I learned that you can buy a replacement pen for the imat - which is a very good thing in my house full of black holes!

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