Yelly Mat – Interactive and Educational Talking Playmat

About

Yelly Mat from Korea is an educational playmat that is exclusively distributed in Singapore by thelittleonesinmylife. Designed and made in Korea, the Yelly Mat displays roughly 2,500 educational contents in six languages. The mat is reversible, with ABC design on one side and a World Map on the other.

Features

  • Sings and Talks…
    This is done by pressing the Magic Sound Pen, that’s designed in the shape of a duck in an egg, onto the printed areas of the mat.ย 

    Pressing onto the lion makes it roar and you get to hear a fact about lions. Pressing on the word makes the pen repeat the name thrice for kids to remember the names easily.

    The content was developed and supervised by top experts in Korea and native teachers who majored in pedagogy.

  • in six languages!
    English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Spanish! The content is recorded in these languages so even adults can learn new languages from the mat!

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๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„: ๐—ฌ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜ I bought this mat in 2015 when Elise was born. It's winning feature is its educational component. There's a magic sound pen in the shape of a cute duck ๐Ÿฃ that serves like a reader pen. Tap on a word or picture and learn fun facts, sounds, songs or stories. It's double sided so you get twice the content! To add on, the contents on mat are recorded in six languages to help your kid learn Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Spanish in addition to English! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ It's comfy enough to nap on and large enough for them to rolllllllll around. It's a value for money product because of its versatility. @yellycozybebe_singapore is gonna be at Mummys Market 5th to 7th July at the Expo! Booth A03. #yellymat #tlocomsg #notsponsored #ipaidforit #sgkids #sgtoddlers #sgmums

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  • No embedded wires or electronic components
    The sounds come entirely from the Magic Sound Pen and there are no wires in the mat itself. The pen detects the bromide printing to emit sounds.ย 
  • Safe embossing
    Those marks that kids get when they sit on play mats for too long? Not with the Yelly. It uses quadrangular embossing instead of the typical dual-sharp embossing commonly found in cheaper mats.
  • No harmful materials or substances
    Made from SGS-approved materials that have passed stringent safety tests, the play mat is anti-vermin and does not contain harmful chemicals.
  • Soft cushioning + anti-glare
    The Yelly has soft cushioning and it’s comfortable enough to nap on! We’ve had it for almost four years and nothing has peeled off yet.

I bought the Yelly Mat from thelittleonesinmylife in 2015. They’re still selling it, with an updated World Map design. You can purchase it directly from thelittleonesinmylife or if you’d like to view it, they will be at Mummys Market, Booth A03 from 5 to 7 July 2019!ย 

Evidence that my brain is mush

One thing I always felt proud of was never having misplaced anything of importance, like wallets or phones. He has misplaced two phones and wallets. That clean record was shattered today, when we returned home from lunch with no keys to open the door.

The keys, with my wallet and card pouch, were nestled in a sling bag for convenience when baby wearing. The moment I realised, I felt the colour drain from my face. It could have been ANYWHERE. I remember taking it off in the bus, or it could be on the table at McDonalds, or the food court.

I brisk walked back to the mall, with questions flooding my mind, including “Oh no my IC is inside but if I need to renew it this year, do I still need to pay for the replacement? What about the CDA bank cards and debit card? Will someone post that they’ve found my bag on Facebook?”

There was only about $50 inside but if you’ve lost your wallet before, you’d know that the inconvenience of cancelling and reapplying for cards is worth more than the cash inside the wallet. The wallet was a gift from a dear friend and I wasn’t quite ready to part ways with it yet.

The first location I reached was McDonald’s. Negative. Neither the couple who took over our table nor the counter staff had seen it.

Ran up flights of escalators to the food court, back to the table we had our meal at. Nope. Nada.

I approached a cleaning auntie, who even before hearing my question, went “Nope nope nope I don’t know” in Hokkien.

I circled the table, trying to look for it when an elderly cleaning uncle asked if I was looking for something. He said he picked up a bag and passed it to the office and pointed me to the right direction.

At the office, the manager asked me to describe what I lost, its contents as well as the name on my IC. After verification, she handed the sling bag back to me, intact! ๐Ÿ˜

The cleaning uncle told me that he saw the bag lying on the chair and immediately took it to the office. He kept repeating that he didn’t touch the contents inside. I was pretty sure nothing was taken though.

I bought him a cup of watermelon juice as a token because I felt it would be an insult to pass him cash. He even rejected the juice but I insisted he take it.

What a scare. It’s fated. I wasn’t sure where I lost it exactly, and if I had left it on the bus, the chances of retrieving it intact would be much lower.

I wouldn’t have thought of approaching the food court’s management office either. Most people go directly to the mall’s office to report lost and found items.

The entire incident was resolved in less than an hour. What a turn of events. I’m so incredibly lucky.ย 

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The Apple

We have been suffering from a food strike phase where she rejects most foods except fruits and ICE CREAM. These days, she survives on a few mouthfuls of solids a day, a bit of fruit and breastmilk.

She suffers because she isn’t in the mood to eat and we have turned many hairs to white wondering how she can function with that little food. My husband is especially worried because he thinks kids will pick on her.

Coaxing doesn’t work. My husband suggested that we punish and force her to eat 3 full meals a day. I refused.

I rinsed an apple and bit into it so she could eat it easily. Wrong. Move.

Cue 10 full minutes of straight out wailing which saw her vomit. Her world crashed. Her computer system broke down. She screamed an error message of “NO! IT’S MY APPLE. MINE, MY APPLE” in between her sorrowful cries.

I sat silently across her, waiting for her to calm down. In a panicked voice, she requested to latch. I let her. When she unlatched, she continued her opera.

“Do you want a new apple?”

She nods.

“If I get a new apple, will you eat it?”

She nods again.

I rinse another apple, this time making sure not to bite into it and pasting the sticker labels onto the back of her hands.

“Omma, cheers”, she requests, passing me the apple with my bite mark and knocking it against her new one as an initiation to begin eating.

Toddlers.

Now imagine if I lost my cool and whacked her for being noisy and throwing a tantrum? I wouldn’t have realised that she didn’t want me to bite into her apple and I would have made her very misunderstood and sad.