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I have two little divas at my house so I jumped at the chance to try out a toy that would encourage them to dance and sing. The Magic Moves Rainbow Jam microphone by Educational Insights did just that.
This fun toy has two different musical modes. The first mode allows you to play and compose your own songs. By touching the base of the microphone to different colors, different notes are played . The 16 page book that comes with the microphone has the “sheet music” for several fun and familiar songs. My six year old had a great time playing songs from the book then drawing colored spots on paper and composing her own musical numbers.
The second mode plays nine different songs. Once again, by touching different colors a song plays to correspond with that color and the musical note at the top flashes that color. My two year old had a blast with this and sang (in her two year old garbled way) along with these songs almost immediately. Both my girls had a lot of fun running around our house and touching the microphone to everything they saw to hear the songs it would play for those colors.
This relatively simple toy offered lots of opportunity for creative play and both my children really enjoyed it. For anyone with a budding musician in their home, the Magic Moves Rainbow Jam Microphone is a great instrument to spark their creativity and makes a great stocking stuffer!