Band Toy Drum & Band Set
by PlanToys, recommended ages 3+, average Retail $39.99US.
A banging, dancing, singing good time was had with this compact,
W 13.8 x D 10.2 x H 13.3 inch, wooden percussion set for young
musicians. The all-in-one musical set plus drumsticks, comes unassembled.
Yeah, we cringed too. We were pleasantly surprised when it took
us literally 6 and half minutes to put this together, including
the base/stand and all the peripherals.
for speedy assembly is the add on pieces the large drum,
small drum, cymbal, and guiro,
are attached with rubberized strings and wooden toggles. Better
yet, once the base is assembled you can remove the all the other
pieces to avoid any drumming during quiet time. Our 4 and 5 year
olds were able to reassemble it in less than 5 minutes. This added
an extra dimension to this wonderful musical instrument; it made
it a puzzle of sorts.
note is that because of the rubberized attachments it is very
feasible for a child to put too much pressure on the drum and
possibly break off the toggles, but this would require a bit of
force. As always we recommend that parents play with their children.
Besides enjoying this wonderful musical instrument, your little
musician can bang, drum, tap and jam to their heart's content
on this sturdy, colorful, very cool looking, modern musical band.
By the way just in case your young John
Bonham is pestering you to "Bang on the drums all day",
the sound is not horribly loud or mind splitting, it actually
has a pretty nice sound to it.
The set has
two sizes of drums with sturdy latex drum heads, a wooden guiro
which makes a pleasant rhythmic sound, a metal cymbal that sounds
so much better than banging pots and pans. It is made from all
natural, organic, recycled rubber wood that is not chemically
treated and water based dyes. This toy provides opportunity for
open ended creative play, its lots of fun and is definitely a
stress relieving activity, for the kids anyway!
the Author: Mary Rose is a Mommy, a writer and an early childhood
educator who believes in learning through play and the value of