Hallmark is probably best known for its greeting cards, but it also has a fun selection of special gifts you won’t find anywhere else. One of the newest items is Request a Song Mimi and Hallmark kindly sent us one to enjoy and review.
Mimi is an interactive plush toy. She’s soft and cuddly, but also has a firm base to sit on while she is singing with you or patiently waiting for you to come sing. To activate her, be sure the switch on her base is flipped to the ‘on’ position.
Next push the music note on her bottom left paw to activate her. Mimi will greet you and ask what song you would like to sing. She comes with a booklet that includes her playlist and lyrics to all 7 songs along with directions on how to operate her.
Now this is the cool part – Mimi is a voice recognition toy so you (or your child) tells her what song you would like her to sing or say “Mimi’s choice” to let her choose. Sometimes it does take my 5 year old a couple of repeats for Mimi to understand his request, but she typically gets it very quickly and almost always on the first try when I say it.
We’ve been having a great time singing along with her and even showing her off to family during a recent visit. The voice recognition is really fun.
Watch this short video my son helped me put together to show you Mimi in action:
To find out more about Request a Song Mimi, visit Hallmark’s website or stop by your local Gold Crown Store to see Mimi in person. She would make a great gift for any age.
Disclosure: I received Request a Song Mimi Stuffed Animal free from Hallmark for review. The opinions expressed are are strictly my own.