Thursday, December 16, 2010
My son little “Bug” is a huge music lover!! For only being 2 ½ he as really taken to music and loves to listen to his dad’s country music and my rock and classic rock and well just anything that comes on and he has recently taken up wanting to be a rock star when he grows up and loves anything to do with playing music from the piano to drums so when I was given the chance to review a product from B. Toys I was just way to excited to see what surprise we were sent to review and once it arrived and I seen it was the Meowsic, I couldn’t wait to give it to “Bug” because I knew it would be perfect!!!!
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We were sent the B. Meowsic for review and I can tell you this is one of the coolest toys for toddlers that love music that I have ever seen!!! But before I get into much detail about our thoughts I want to share a bit about the B. Meowsic that has came straight from B. Toys:
The B. Meowsic is perfect for children ages 2 to 6 years old and if features:
20 familiar songs plus 7 witty kitty tunes
Retractable mic amplifies your voice
(anything worth saying is worth saying louder)
Control the beat and tempo
Record and play back songs over and over.
And over. And over.
4 AA batteries included
Comes with the most important feature any
child’s keyboard can have: volume control
BPA-free, lead-free, phthalate-free
Ok so now that I got the details out of the way I’m back to our personal thoughts on the B. Meowsic!!! Ever since it arrived at our door and “Bug” got his hands on it, he has been playing with it more than any of the other toys he has at home, and he has actually even had to take it to show his Nanny and Papa so they could hear him make music! With him being a music lover like he is I was pretty sure when I seen what we had been sent that he was going to love it, but what I didn’t know is how much!! I figured he would play with it a bit and then it would end up forgotten like most of his other toys but that so wasn’t the case wit the B. Meowsic!! It’s probably one of his most played with toys and I’m so glad!!! I love that the B. Meowsic allows him to be super creative and best of all is that it come’s with some of “Bug’s” most favorite songs such as: “This Old Man”, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, “B-I-N-G-O” and so many more!!!
I love how durable the B. Meowsic is, since “Bug” is only 21/2 he can be quite rough on his toys but it has held up to daily wear and abuse from “Bug” and I am just so happy with the B. Meowsic that I would be more than happy to purchase more of their toys for “Bug” and other kiddos that are on my shopping list this year, well as a matter of fact after the B. Meowsic arrived and I seen how much “Bug” loved it I immediately went to my local Target and purchased another on for my little cousin who also showed great interest in it when she was out our house after it arrived, so I can’t wait to see her face on Christmas morning when she opens it and see’s that now they can both make music together!
Now, even though I love everything about B. Toys and the B. Meowsic, I’m loving the volume control so that I can have some quite time even when “Bug” and the others are playing with the B. Meowsic!! I also wanted to mention that B. Toys carries a huge range of toys including the B. Meowsic and you can pick them up at your local Target, and the prices are amazingly affordable and worth every penny!!!
I am so happy to have discovered B. Toys and since seeing how great their products are first hand and how durable they are I’ve decided to get a couple more for “Bug” this year for Christmas as well as pick up a couple for our White Elephant we do each year for the kids, because I honestly feel you can’t go wrong with toys from B. Toys this year or well…for any occasion!! B. Toys literally has something for every little one on your shopping list this holiday season and did I mention that theses toys are also super adorable??????
If you are looking for a unique, durable and very affordable gift this holiday season or for a birthday gift I would totally suggest you check out the awesome selection of toys available at B. Toys!!!!
To purchase B. Meowsic you can pick on up at Target for $22.99 since it’s currently on sale and you can learn about the other awesome toys and gifts available from B. Toys by visiting their website!
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This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive B. Meowsic mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 2:32 PM