OK, for some this is going to be a delight, i.e the Kids, for parents it is going to be a tough decision to make. Having had the pleasure of the company of a number of the sing a ma jig toys, I can tell you a number of things. They are cheap, a lot of fun for the children, and they have very squeaky voices!
The fun factor is definitely high, and the color options are great too. Plus we have Santa singamajigs, a snowman, and even Valentines day options, but all of them perform best when in a group, as I will talk about later in this article. If you just want to buy sing a ma jigs, then here is the link.
Just looking at the prices to provide the link I also see that there are some new options available. Most notably the sing a ma jigs duets, which look like a great answer to the usual need to buy at least 2, so that you get to hear the toys singing in harmony. So, what are they and why do kids seem to absolutely love them?
What Are Sing A Ma Jigs
Even though they have been out for some time now the range does seem to keep getting updated. And this is a sure sign of real popularity. These are actually relatively small soft toys of ten inches high. Winners of the Toy of the Year awards 2011, they remain one of the most wished for toys by young children.
What They Do
Each one has the ability to be switched between 3 modes. A chatter option, a singing mode, or, if you have some of their friends then they can sing together in harmony.
It is pretty clever how they do this, and I still don’t know how they manage to get it perfect every time, but they do. The only thing that you are going to find is that they are really rather high pitched in many cases. And I mean it! Kids love it, the noisier the better right? Me? I am not so fussed
BUT, they are probably one of the best value toys I have reviewed here at Taylor Toys, prices are extremely low.
If you press their hands you can change the modes easily. The youngsters will have no problems with this. Then you press their bellies and they will chatter away in their own personal language. It appeals to the children like nothing else I have seen.
Each one has its own song sung in its own unique style. You don’t get lots of different options, but the children don’t seem to mind.
This is where it gets clever. When you put them together and put them in singing mode they each sing in perfect harmony. Some have a high pitch, others low, and with their mouths opening and closing it is very realistic, in a weird, soft little toy way, of course.
Sing A Ma Jigs Duets
I have not seen these personally as the children already have a few of the original models. But it does actually seem like a good way to save money. Rather than buying two separate toys to get the harmonies we can buy a Duets option. You get one larger toy and then a little pal for it too. And just like with the originals you press their bellies and they both sign in harmony.
And you can, of course, buy more to get even more harmonies if you wish.
Do I recommend Them
For the money they are a fantastic buy.
Kids really love them and that is the most important thing. They love that their mouths open and close and the mad chatter that comes out of them. Plus they are not so large as to be a hindrance if the children want to carry them around.
The Down Side
Seriously, you do kind of get used to it, but they are rather high pitched in some cases. I won’t say it is annoying as such, it just seems to penetrate into your brain.
I found myself singing the songs they sing even when alone. It really gets into your head! Just like when you hear something on the radio and spend the rest of the day singing it, even though you don’t really like the song!
But overall they are a real winner of a toy, and one I have yet to see a child not love. Enjoy the fun.
Here is a video of them in action.
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