VTech KidiBeats Drum Set Review

Kidibeats drum set
Our rating: 4.5 stars if the price is right

The KidiBeats Drum Set is one of many toys designed by VTech that are both fun and educational. This particular toy not only introduces children to music, but helps them learn letters and numbers too.

There are several different modes of play. Read on to find out more about what this toy has to offer.

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VTech KidiBeats Drum Kit Review Video

VTech KidiBeats Toy Drum Set Features

• 3 drum pads plus cymbal
• 9 preset melodies or play freestyle
• Rock, dance, and pop modes
• Drums light up
• 4 modules: free play, numbers, letters and follow along
• Compact size
• Age range: 2-5

VTech KidiBeats Drum Set Review

Kidibeats drum setMost kids like to make a noise and here’s an educational way for them to do it! In the VTech Kidibeats drum kit you get 3 drums and a cymbal that all make different sounds. But more than that, they can learn about music, the alphabet and counting while they play. Flashing lights direct the child to a more structured way of playing. They also have the chance to learn letters and numbers as they bang out different rhythms.

These drums for children have eye-catching colours that will attract little kids, with orange drumsticks and trims and a light blue base. The compact design of the Kidibeats drum set means that even smaller children can easily reach all the drums. This also makes it easier to store because it doesn’t take up a lot of space.

There are four different modes of play which are demonstrated in the video at the top of this page. Briefly, there’s freestyle, letters, numbers or follow along. The drums light up to encourage kids to hit the right one in some modes, so they can learn a particular style of playing.

Kidibeats drum set with boyIt’s suitable for kids from 2 years old to about 4 or 5. Smaller children can play it sitting on the floor but older ones will want to have it on a raised surface like the boy in the picture on the right.

This drum set is currently being imported from the USA which can lead to inflated prices. You shouldn’t expect to pay more than £25 tops.

Overall, this is a good set of drums for children under school age with some educational potential. They will almost certainly enjoy it even if they are too young for the counting and alphabet games when you first get it. There’s a lot to explore with the different modes of play or you can just let them bash it in freestyle mode.

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Our rating: 4.5 stars if the price is right

Published 28 October 2013

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