Not only a great to to make music – but a great toy to learn numbers and letters too! This drum is of course a “toy” and not meant to be a real learning tool. The VTech Kidibeats drum is more about having your child learn the dexterity and skills needed to handle drumsticks and follow directions.
Your child can do a free play style drumming session or use one of the 9 pre-set melodies that they can follow along too. They can choose from musical styles like rock or pop and dance – then the lights on the drum will change telling your child where to hit to make music.
The drum is plastic and is very small – but for the age range it is made for it should be a great size. The developmental benefits for this set include musical creativity, memory improvement, sensory development and learning of letters names phonics.
Overall most parents seem to love this drum set for their little ones. The few complaint we found were related to its size, but the dimensions are stated on product pages so they may have overlooked it. Generally speaking kids from 6 months until about 3 years find this toy fun and engaging, older kids may get bored quickly.
VTech KidiBeats Drum Set Features:
3 drum pads
9 melody options from rock to dance & pop
4 play modes: free play, letters, numbers, follow-along
each drum has a unique LED light
2 drumsticks included
3 AA batteries included
measures: 3.9″ x 12.1″ x 11.5″
our recommended age: 9 months – 3 years
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VTech notes this toy is good for children ages 2-5 years, but we do not agree and would recommend this toy for ages 9 months – 3 years. With younger ages they may struggle a bit with the pre-programmed options, but they will enjoy the free play. Please keep an eye on the sticks as well since younger children may want to put them in their mouths. The overall sentiment on the VTech Kidibeats drum set is positive so we are confident your little one will enjoy it!