Maybe your kids want to bang on the drum all day, but your eardrums aren’t having it. Lizzy and Meg braved all the musical toys and lived to tell about it. Here’s what we determined were the biggest issues: if a toy plays multiple things at once, has no volume control, and sheer repetition.
And the winners for the least annoying musical toys are… drumroll please…
This one sounds good, mostly because it doesn’t ever get too loud. The strings can break easily, but are normally easy to fix.
Nimah loved this one. We might have to get her polka lessons now.
Kids have a lot of fun with this one that lets you record your voice and playback.
Cheap! You don’t need to know what you’re doing to make it actually sound good. Can get annoying after a while, or if too many kids are playing at once.
Ryder got really into this. Loved using the drumsticks. Not loud, which is great.
Ryder loved pretending to be a saxophonist as much as he loved the music.
Elle gave this to our kids. I’m still not totally sure how to work it, but we feel cool playing with it. You can speed it up or slow it down, but ours is broken because the kids used it so much.
This is a great way to actually learn music. Some kids might like it more than piano lessons. Expensive though. Maybe let the parents buy it as a gift.
Huge hit for all ages. Plays notes and different instrument sounds. There is volume control so the neighbors don’t get too mad. Great for getting the energy out.
We hope this has given you some ideas on putting together your very own family band. Happy music-making!