My 6 yr old dd loves singing and dancing. I am techno thick. Anyone know a singing/karaoke machine suitable? Also a dance mat - are they dependant on games console? we have a wii and a ps4? or is it possible to get one not with console? and simple? Thanks
We had a stand alone dance mat just ran on batteries. It was a high school musical one (shows you how long ago it was ). My kids loved it, it's still floating about somewhere. There were light up pads that's showed you were to go and different speeds of HSM songs - it really was a great toy. I've had a quick flick at there's a Monster High one in Smyths and Amazon is pulling up some results too. Mine have also played the Just Dance Wii game which again they enjoyed but it wasn't as much "fun" as the original dance mat.
Thanks. So it doesn't plug into a TV or anything? A saw a couple but they said they only had 4 songs. Is that what yours was like? Doesn't it get a bit boring? I'm sure she would love one. Didn't realise it was going to be complicated!
No, it didn't plug in, I think there was about 5 or 6 songs it didn't get boring for them (on the other hand there were days where I could have cheerfully bucked it out the window). My eldest got it about 6 years ago and my younger daughters all loved it as well.
Sorry I wasn't very clear. I want to buy her 2 things. 1. a karaoke machine. 2. a dance mat.
I have read all of the reviews on amazon and tbh they are all crap The best ones are only rated 3 stars, and they seem to either say they are way too easy and 3 year olds are bored after 2 days, or they are too difficult. There is one on the german amazon but there are no reviews at all. I am not in UK so I can buy from amazon uk but not really from argos.
The wii thing looks good, but I think an actual karaoke machine would be better cos she could then have it in her room and use it whenever she wants. The kids karaoke machines don't have screens with the lyrics? So it's basically just a big cd player with microphone? The cheapest one that seemed to have a screen was more like 150, and she can't read yet so seems a bit excessive!
I thought a dance mat would be easy
We have been in the amusement arcade in UK where there`s some sort of dance game with dance mat and she loves watching the older teens playing it and would love to have a go (but I'm too tight to pay 2 quid and look a fool in public to go on it with her)
My dd likes to sing and dance. she isn't plugged in. Dunno why that cooment has annoyed me but it has. She hasn't got a phone, or a tv in her room or a nintendo ds or a lap top or an ipod or even a v-tech whatever. She has no gadgets at all.
I thought I'd get her a karaoke machine so she could sing along and also listen to some story cds in her own room. Your comment sounds judgey. I don't think it's excessive to want to enhance her fun singing and dancing fgs.
But thanks for the constructive help. Surprised you could find time to waste valuable minutes of your life judging rather than helping. cheers and Happy Christmas to you too
Now that I am feeling normal again I see my rant response was possibly a little OTT sorry.
Anyway thank you everyone for help and suggestions. I chose a karaoke machine with disco lights which she will love. Then I discovered that we have a wii mat which can be used for dance games and found a wii Disney dance game which seems to be aimed exactly right age wise and got good reviews so I think she'll be delighted. And it only cost €15 so I am too