Thursday, February 7, 2008

Baby Jamz Giveaway - Hip-Hop for Little Ones



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What would happen if you took old fashioned nursery rhymes, mixed in a little fun, and pulled it all together with a soulful voice? That's exactly what the creators of Baby Jamz have done.

This new line of hip-hop toys, sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, was created by Mathew Knowles, father of Beyonce. Solange Knowles, Beyonce's sister, sings all of the nursery ryhmes on most of the toys, and she does it with flair (all toys come with a CD of nursery rhymes sung by her as well).

Mr. Knowles made it a top priority to create and release "child-friendly" music content over the past year with his Kid's Rap Radio series, and has now extended that goal by creating this line of innovative, educational and musically stimulating toys.

"Baby Jamz allows children to have toys that they can identify with and enjoy. Many children love music and dancing to hip-hop, so we have creatively combined great toys with the hip-hop versions of popular nursery rhymes," said Mr. Knowles, president and CEO of Music World Entertainment.

Solange's son Julez was the inspiration behind the toys and his face is featured on all of the products: Baby Jamz Cell Phone, Baby Jamz Dance Mat, Baby Jamz Key Chain, Baby Jamz Boom Box Shape Sorter, and Baby Jamz Mix Master Chair.

I was able to review two of the products, the Mix Master Chair and the Dance Mat. My product tester was my cousin's two-year-old stepson Cory, who was in awe as soon as he opened up the packages! He loves both of them equally and has had so much fun with them.

The Mix Master Chair is so adorable:



It has been labeled as the "hero" item in the Baby Jamz line and I can see why. Cory got to be a DJ in his own chair. How fun is that? As soon as he sits in the chair, a yellow note-shaped button is activated, which makes the buttons on the arms of the chair come to life.

He creates his own music by pressing the various buttons, some with the cool-sounding nursery rhymes, and others that add in different sounds.

Equally stimulating is the Dance Mat:



Think Dance, Dance Revolution for little ones. What better way to promote creative thinking, exercise and play! The mat plays 36 seconds of songs such as "Bingo," "Mary Had a Little Lamb," and "This Old Man," in hip-hop tempo. There are seven different spots on the mat for kids to step on, which is perfect for little feet, and children can create their own remixes of song with each step they take.

Solange's voice can be heard on the songs on both of these toys, and I can't tell you enough how beautiful it is. No more boring nursery rhymes for Cory! He's having so much fun dancing to the hip-hop beat on his toys now!

Want to win one of these innovative toys for a child in your life?

Simply leave a comment here letting me know which Baby Jamz toy you'd love to win and why (you can always change your mind if you are selected as the winner).

You'll receive a bonus entry if you post a link to this contest on your site, as well as a link to Baby Jamz.

Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m., EST, Wednesday, February 20. Winner will be announced on February 21.

Good luck!
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Brit said...

My son is 2 and I can just picture him all over the dance mat. He is so full of energy so I can just imagine what kind of fun he'd have!

Stacey Moore said...

i would love to win the dance mat b/c my 3 year old is a dancing machine!!

Dick Small said...

I hate hip hop. Sorry...

Worker Mommy said...

My twins would so get a kick out of the Dance Mat. Looks like a lot of fun!

Shannon said...

I would love to win the dance mat! My daughter would love it! Blogged the contest:

http://thebuchmanns.blogspot.com/2008/02/check-this-out.html

Chantelle said...

i would love to win the dance mat. my toddler is a dancing machine lol

Danielle said...

We have the Dj Chair, and its a HUGE hit! :)
So I would love to try the Dance mat too!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Andrea V said...

I would like to win the chair, my kids would love it. vickers@insightbb.com

Denise said...

I would love to give my 2 almost 3 year old boys the dance mat for their birthday! They can dance like no other!

2migirlsmom said...

THe 3 stooges here would love to try the dance mat.

Jenny said...

I LOVE the mix master chair! What a great idea!!!

Bree said...

I love the dance mat. What a great way to get exercise!!

House of Chang said...

I love the idea of the chair, but my twins would share the dance mat a little easier (I hope)! :)

royaldixie said...

I really like the mix master chair because not only can my son, who is not quite stable enough to walk yet, play his own music, but he can sit while he is doing it!! THANKS so much!

royaldixie@charter.net

windycindy said...

All of their toys are great! I have tried to win a few times before! I would really enjoy winning the "Mix Master Chair!" Thanks for a fun giveaway drawing. Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

ash said...

I THINK MY TWO YEAR OLD SON WOULD HAVE A BLAST WITH EITHER OF THESE TOYS BUT I THINK THE DANCE MAT WOULD BE A GREAT WAY TO GET SOME OF HIS ENERGY OUT

kevnjacks said...

The dance mat looks so fun for the whole family! :) Thanks for entering us in this cool giveaway!

PS said...

We would have so much fun with the dance mat! Thanks!!

Bebemiqui said...

Definately the Dance Mat. Count me in!
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megan said...

dance mat would be so much fun!!
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Susanne said...

My two girls would love the dance mat...they both love to dance all the time, even with no music at times!!! Thanks..
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Stephanie said...

My daughter would love the dance mat. Heck, we could dance together.

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Melanie said...

My two-year-old son, Cole, would love either of these but I think the dance mat would be especially great to win. Thanks!

Laurie said...

my kids would go to town on the dancemat, what a great idea!!

Heather said...

My three year old would LOVE the dance mat. Heck, my 6 & 8 year olds would probably love it too! Cute products!

moushka said...

My baby will be 2 on 3/8 and the dance mat would be the perfect gift for her.

Ginny said...

The Baby Jamz Move 'n Groove Dance Mat looks like a lot of fun. I love that the kids get exercise!

Shari said...

Both look really neat and at first I gravitated toward the chair but now I think my daughter would enjoy the dance mat more. Thanks!

Jerri said...

Both of my boys would love to get dancing on the DAnce Mat!

Samantha said...

My son is fairly young yet, but loves anything that plays music, so I think the chair would be our pick! Thank you!

April said...

The dance mat for sure. I think it would be so much fun for my two year old that he might actually take a nap afterwards!
aprilnorma(at)hotmail(dot)com

Stacey said...

The dance mat looks like great fun - my little guy would love it!

Jameson's Mama said...

The dance mat looks super fun, I think my 15 month old would love it!

Crystal said...

My 2 year old is very into dancing these days. I think the dance mat would be a fun way to pass a few more cold Chicago months.

Milk Mama said...

Without a doubt the chair! My daughter has some sort of obsession about having her own chair! She has a rocking chair at Grandma's that she just adores and spends all day on, she loves it when we bring her carseat inside. She claims it as her own and climbs right in it. She loves it when I put her booster on the floor. She sits in it and climbs on it and loves it! The mix master combines two of her loves: a chair of her own, and noise! LOL!
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Marly said...

My son would absolutely love to have that chair! Thank you for letting us enter your contest. :)

Andrea said...

Hmmm...tough choice, but I think I'd have to go with the dance mat! :) I also blogged about your contest here: http://www.jonathanandandrea.blogspot.com/2007/09/countless-contests.html

Katie said...

My son would totally dig the dance mat.

Becca said...

My daughter has been bouncing her little booty since she was 7-months old, as soon as she could pull herself up on our ottoman. I think she'd love the dance mat!

Medley Family said...

I think my 1.5 year old would love the dance mat.

gjgille said...

The dance mat is cool! Let's party!

baileygp said...

I would love the chair. How fun that it is her size and plays music. What's not to love?

Becky said...

I think that my music loving kids would love the dance mat.

Mary512 said...

I like the baby jamz mix master music chair. blogged ya and baby jamz:

http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/02/feb-8-08.html

Thanks for the entries!

Mommy Instincts said...

That Mix Master Chair is AWESOME! I would totally give it to my son for his upcoming birthday!

alyssasmommy2007 said...

I like the hip hop mat I think my daughter would love this

jmahurin40 said...

hard decision! Mix Master Chair would be nice. both are cute .:)

Becky said...

My son has TREMENDOUS energy and in the winter it is hard to give it all out before bedtime. The mat would work wonders for a one income family :)

Thanks for reviewing the products!

oh...and I also mentioned you in my family's blog.

sassy2 said...

i would like the chair. it would be so cute watching them make their own music

mar said...

I love that little chair - this would be so nice to win - thank you

l said...

Both are too cute! My girls love music...it's in their blood. The family is full of musicians and singers... We love the dance mat. Very cool.

The Robinson's said...

My son would love the dance mat! He is quite a boogie machine so I know this would be a hit at our house! Thanks!

mverno said...

the little chair is great

idahomom said...

Dance mat - please and thank you.

Carissa said...

Baby Jamz Move 'n Groove Dance Mat looks like fun.

Gina Maria said...

I LOVE IT!

Maja said...

a chair, so fun
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Ana said...

the chair, please
adorable
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Angel said...

CHAIR
creative

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otukainen said...

I'd love to win the dance mat for a friend who's soon having her first baby!

Sarah said...

I would love to win the dance mat! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

I hope to win!! :)

I have 3 contests going on right now, too! Stop on by~

marcellah3 said...

PLEASE for my grandchildren.These are great.

meredlp said...

The dance mat looks like too much fun!

David said...

I would love to win the dance mat for my grandaughter who love to dance.

Laci404 said...

I would LOVE to win the dance mat. I'm a hip hop dance teacher & my boyfriend has a 2 y/o son who would love it.

Aisling said...

The Dance Mat looks great. Fun, music and exercise are a great combination!

naynays1 said...

The Dance Mat looks great for play and keeping them busy.

Shannon said...

The chair would be great.

stomper666 said...

The mat -- for help with walking training

Cherie said...

The dance mat looks awesome. I would love to watch my little niece dance around on something like this!

Donna said...

While I would love either product--my granddaughter will be turning 1 in about 2 weeks and I would love to give her the dance mat. Thank you for your contests!

Anonymous said...

My son would love the dance mat-love to have him moving as much as possible. Please enter me-healing03mom@yahoo.com

Shannon said...

I would love the baby jamz dance mat for my little guy, it would be great to work with to use with his physical therapy that he recieves.

tvollowitz@aol.com said...

Mix Master chair for my son who already loves music -- yeah!

momfor3 said...

I would soooooo love to win the cute little dance mat for my four year old daughter that loves to dance...every second of every day.


count me in PLEASE!!!!!

peg42 said...

These toys are so adorable. I would love the chair if I were to win. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

LINDALSHOT said...

Love the mix master chair. Music is awesome

Brandy said...

I love the dance mat!

sachidewey said...

My son is a budding John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. He would love the dance mat!

DOODLEGIRL said...

The Baby Jamz Dance Mat would be great as my daughter loves to dance

emily said...

hello? the mix master chair would be for sure our favorite...hope we are so lucky! thanks!

itaskah said...

I am all about being active, so I would love the dance mat.

Kathy (at) cats4me@frontiernet.net said...

So cute! I'd love the Baby Jamz Dance Mat. My granddaughters are 1 and 5, and I think they'd have a great time dancing the night away!

Uniquely Yours said...

My daughter would love this!!! She loves music and dancing.

Robin said...

My son would love the dance mat. I think he would love the chair too, but I like him to be active.

LaughNLove said...

I'd like to win the dancemat and give it to my nephew. :)

imjasonc said...

I would love to win the dance mat because my daughter enjoys dancing.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to win the dance mat. I'd give it as a gift to my great-niece because I think she would love learning from this great toy.

partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

vboackle said...

i would love the mix master chair.i have a new grandson ,i love music and we would have tons of fun with this.

mif1018 said...

I really love both, but think I could use the chair more right now. Thanks!

agordon10 said...

my kids love music

sweetsue said...

My 19 month old granddaughter loves to dance. I think she would have fun with the dance mat.

misternat1 said...

granddaughter just turned 3 and loves to dance

Reeva said...

while i like them both, i dont think he's ready for the dance mat yet. so i'd choose the chair :)

Great giveaway!

jennmalan said...

would love to win either one. I have a baby boy on the way

Go Cards said...

would love to win the dance mat, I have 3 kids, 5,3,1 and they are all very active and LOVE to dance we dance every evening after dinner. spicesforu@gmail.com

Sandy M said...

Lily is 20 months and would love the dance mat. She loves music already and dances to everything, even the tv.

sherryp said...

my granddaughter would love to dance with the dance mat!

Anonymous said...

Fun for a Grandma to have at her house!

Anonymous said...

the chair is too cute

lev53211 said...

i'd love to win the dance mat. a good way to get their energy out and get some exercise too!

Qtpies7 said...

I'm not sure!!! I think the chair would be neat, but the dance mat would be fun to keep them off our Dance Praise mat while we are dancing, LOL.

I'm blogging you at http://qtpies7-goodstuff.blogspot.com/2008/02/sunday.html

Claire said...

the chair would be perfect!

heather said...

I would love the dance mat for my daughter! Thanks!

katebeth45 at gmail dot com

Johannah said...

That Dance mat is perfect!!!

thediaperdiaries said...

the dance mat looks like so much fun!!

Elaine said...

My baby girl would love the Dance Mat, Thanks!

PowerSweepstaking said...

'this old man' in Hip Hop, what's next??? an Amy Winehouse version

Amy said...

Dance Mat for us! aewalls425@hotmail.com

Storm said...

I vote for the mat! They have to move around a lot more then, anything to bring on a nap LOL

Amanda said...

please enter em thanks

Gemini Mama said...

my son would love the dance mat!

jenny said...

realy nice i would just love to have one for my child

FrequentReader said...

My friends' daughter would have a BLAST with the dance mat. She love to "dance" around anyway!

Kirsten said...

Baby Jamz Move 'n Groove Dance Mat for my grandson because he is at the perfect age for this and would love it

Miranda23 said...

My 19 month old would have SO much FUN with the dance mat.. we'd be thrilled to win it!

jennem said...

Baby Jamz Move 'n Groove Dance Mat

redron said...

The dance mat would be fun

littlelatina said...

I think both my boys would love this!

Stac said...

we would love the dance mat! so cool!

Beloved MaMa said...

What a fabulous contest! My 18th month old would LOVE the chair :0) I've posted a link under my side bar "contest's galore" to both your page and Baby Jamz!!!!

jenna said...

hmm. hard to pick between the chair and the dance mat. My little ones would love either one! Thanks for the giveaway.

Tammy said...

The dance mat, I can imagine the kids hustling their bottoms, and their eyes widening expectantly when they see what it dos. Maybe it will tucker them out too!

jennifer57 said...

the dance mat looks like alot of fun :)

JaniceJ said...

I think the mix master chair is so cute, my granddaughter would love it!

Deborah said...

I'm flipping back and forth between the mix master chair and the dance mat. Which one? Which one? I think the dance mat. No, the chair. I dunno - maybe I'll figure it out by the time you pick a winner. Thanks for the great giveaways! dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

nor_lou said...

dance mat seems like fun

TheAngelForever said...

The Baby Jamz Mix Master Music Chair looks really cute.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

dolls123 said...

Baby Jamz Dance Mat
Love the music !!!!!

patti31556 said...

grandson would love Dance Mat

Rob said...

Our 21-month old loves music and I'll just bet he'd really enjoy the Baby Jamz Mix Master Music Chair!

Sarah Berry said...

Brea would love the mix master chair she just loves Baby Jamz music. Thanks for the opportunity

ky2here said...

the mix master music chair would be perfect. what a great way to encourage the little musical savants.

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

We would LOVE to have the mix master chair!

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Anonymous said...

Would absolutlely love the Baby Jamz Mix Master Chair

Anonymous said...

my grand daughter is 6 months old and loves any toys with music. she would love the chair. i think these toys are great

Hello said...

I would love to have the Mix Master Chair for my 11 month old daughter!

Paige said...

Oh, we would love to try the dance mat. My four year old would think that was so cool!

Anonymous said...

My two little "dancing queens" would especially love the mat!

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Rockin' Mama said...

I think the dance mat sounds fun...

Anonymous said...

Wow!!

Anonymous said...

what great exercise for both of us and a great way to spend quality time together

Mrs. Aceto said...

As a PE teacher I love the dance mat but my son would like the cell phone - Since he doesn't want to leave mine alone!!

bison61 said...

I think the kids would have a lot of fun with the Dance Mat

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mama meji said...

I'd love to win the Mix Master Chair for my son. He'd enjoy it as he's so fond playing music.

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Emilia said...

My daughter would love the dance mat as she dances all day long

sherri419 said...

I would love the dance mat. We have a budding ballerina/tap dancer in the family who really loves to "shake her groove thing".

Sundi said...

Both of my toddlers would love the dance mat! Right now they think dancing is running around in circles :)

- MB said...

the dance mat is adorable!

ChristyJan said...

My three little Grand Daughters would love the dancemat!

cdrury said...

would love this for my niece!!!

jennem said...

Bonus entry for linking:
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mama meji said...

BTW, I blogged about it here.

http://zamejias.blogspot.com/2008/02/contest-galore.html

-mama meji (www.makimeji.com)
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paula h said...

I'd love to win the Mix Master Chair. My son tries to climb into our rocker. I'm sure he'd love his own little chair. One that makes music would be even better since he loves music.

KISSaholic4life said...

I'd love to win the dance mat - looks like kids would really like that one.

Jillian said...

I'd like to win the Mix Master Chair for a friend.

goblinqueen606 said...

I like the dance mat, my 2 year old son has a delay in learning and speach and this looks like this would be something he would love , he defitley loves to dance and probly good for learning as well...I can think of all kinds of ways to help him learn from this toy

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Anonymous said...

I like the little chair rosans4@insightbb.com

pettyfan78 said...

The dmat would be wonderful for my daughter. We both LOVE to dance!!!

blueviolet said...

the dance mat would be so much fun

tlcfromtn said...

The dance mat would be great for the grandkids to burn up some of that energy they have!

sbashs said...

I like the chair. So cute!

KIMBERLY said...

I think the chair is kewl

susansmoaks said...

we would love the dance mat

peace
smoaks

vboackle said...

i lke that cute chair.

Anonymous said...

Mix Master Chair

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rosidentevil said...

thank you for the great contest

enter me please

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the dance mat looks like fun

Anonymous said...

count me in! this is great!

Lexigurl said...

The dance mat is super-cute. Thank you for contest

memetu said...

Dance mat will rock at my house.

Jinxy calls me "Mom" said...

The Mix Master chair would be great for my nephew!

Tiffany said...

I love the chair it is so cute!!

mrsdogooder said...

My grandkids would love the chair, what fun!

dianerph said...

I would love the dance mat for my niece

Noggy said...

The Baby Jamz Mix Master Chair would have to be my choice at this time. It doesn't have pieces that can be lost and our girl isn't old enough to dance just yet.

Anonymous said...

I think the chair is super cute.

Angie k
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Anonymous said...

the chair is adorable..do they come in adult size ? ;)

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Taryn said...

I like the mat!

Anonymous said...

My daughter loves the BabyJamz cell phone, and I almost bought her the chair, but am waiting for her birthday!

ruth payne said...

My daughter loves to dance - she woudl go crazy for the mat.

purango said...

I would love to win this great contest. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

morty63 said...

The dance mat is too cool

Terri B said...

My 'lil Boogie Man needs a dance mat.
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Brooke said...

I would love to see my daughter sit in the music chair. The expression on her face would be priceless.

lilyk said...

I would love to win the Baby Jamz Mix Master Music Chair.

Nowniki said...

The music chair would be great

Darline said...

I would love to win the dance mat for my daughter Ryleigh. She gets physical therapy 2 times a week and I think this would help her.

apoolpooli said...

Baby MIx MAster Chair, id like to win for my som

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