Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sid The Science Kid Gotta Know Microphone Makes Us Smile

Los Angeles, CA (June 16, 2010):  Preschool kids will have fun exploring the world around them this summer with the new electronic SID THE SCIENCE KID GOTTA KNOW MICROPHONE from Hasbro, Inc., now available at retail for $14.99 (ages 3 and up).

If you don't know who Sid The Science Kid is, you don't have a kid between the age of 3 to 7.

SID THE SCIENCE KID is an animated television series on PBS KIDS®, starring Sid, a funny and inquisitive preschooler. Join Sid and his friends as they celebrate their excitement and curiosity about the world through discovery, activity and fun! Just like the SID THE SCIENCE KID characters on the animated television series, preschoolers can ask questions, tell jokes and sing songs with the colorful GOTTA KNOW MICROPHONE! Easy to use push-button features let you  play a round of applause after you’ve interviewed someone, hear the sounds of laughter or silly sounds when you’ve told a joke and even play the SID THE SCIENCE KID series theme song when you’re ready to sing along! For extra fun, push the “echo mode” button and listen to your voice echo…echo…echo… everywhere you go.

SID THE SCIENCE KID is created for 3–6-year-old children.  The television series, which airs in the U.S. on PBS KIDS®, has garnered several accolades including four Daytime Emmy Award nominations, Common Sense Media’s Best  series for children 4-years old, and a Parents’ Choice  Recommendation. Developed to inspire a lifelong curiosity and love for learning, SID THE SCIENCE KID appeals to preschoolers’ natural desire to figure out how things work, using humor and music as key teaching tools. Sid, the show’s energetic and inquisitive “star,” starts each episode with a new question and embarks on a fun-filled day of finding answers, inspiring preschoolers at home to think about how to find answers to their own questions. The conceptual content of SID THE SCIENCE KID is based in national science learning standards, cognitive learning theory, and on the preschool science curriculum, Preschool Pathways to Science (PrePS).

About The Jim Henson CompanyThe Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy® nominated SID THE SCIENCE KID, DINOSAUR TRAIN, WILSON & DITCH: DIGGING AMERICA and PAJANIMALS." Features include THE DARK CRYSTAL, LABYRINTH, MIRRORMASK, and UNSTABLE FABLES. Television productions include FRAGGLE ROCK and the sci-fi cult series FARSCAPE.

What I Can Tell You:
Thanks to Jim Henson Company and Hasbro, my kids were able to check out the new Gotta Know Microphone from the Sid the Science Kid. When the box arrived and I opened it up, they snatched the microphone out of each others hands until I finally took it, grabbed the timer and quickly did a coin toss to see who would get the first 3 minutes.

Handsome got it first, notice the lost tooth that fell out last weekend. Love it!

Since last year (when we the Sid The Science Kid DVD's we reviewed Sid), my kid's and I have loved Sid. We find the show colorful, educational, interesting, entertaining and funny. My daughter has started conducting scientific experiments thanks to Sid, like what happens to bread after it is left out for a few days and what items float or sink.

My Kids trying it out!
My son mostly likes the songs and has started saying, "now that's funny" whenever he finds something funny.
Picnik collage
From 10 months to 7 years, this toy has been a hit in my house.
This past Friday, I hosted a Kung Zhu Zhu Party (review and video company) and the Sid The Science Kid Gotta Know Microphone was just as popular with the kids. 
Picnik collage
The microphone, just like Sid's on the show, has fun push-button features:
  • One for applause
  • Laughter
  • Theme Song
  • Silly Sounds
  • and one for an echo for your own voice
The Microphone sells for $8.99 - $14.99 depending on where you purchase it from.

Two weeks later and the kids are still fighting over the microphone. 
My suggestion; if you have two kids, get two mics.

I think the Gotta Know Microphone coupled with a Sid The Science Kid DVD is the perfect gift idea for a little one.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Sid The Science Kid Gotta Know Microphone from Hasbro and The Jim Hensen Company.


  1. I wish they had this kind of stuff when we were kids... sticks were toys then.
    Great review!

  2. Your kids crack me up! I love how they are trying to steal the spot light from each other :)

  3. Anonymous9:17 PM

    The videos were cute. My daughter was laughing so hard when she saw them fighting over it. I liked when Goddess told the joke and then pressed the chick button. Cute!! Thanks for the laugh


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