Ginzick’s Kids Music DJ Style Playmat with Keyboard & Microphone, currently available at Amazon for under $40 (with free shipping for Prime members), is the type of toy I wish had been around back in olden days when I was a kid. (I’m tempted to get one now, since the product is pitched as “fun for the whole family” and does seem to be just that.)

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 3.27.15 PMGeared to ages 3 and up, the Playmat is a self-inclusive DJ system that serves as a karaoke machine, a DJ sound system, and a one-piece band. In addition to the keyboard, the Playmat includes eight instrument sounds (including guitar, saxophone, harp and violin) and four different drums, and you can plug in an MP3 player or your phone to play tunes through the Playmat.

The Playmat, which runs on four AA batteries (not included) has an energy-saver function that turns the unit off when not in use, and a volume control. A headset is also included for your budding DJ.

Purchase the DJ Style Playmat with Keyboard & Microphone here.

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