Hey Madison here and today I’m reminded of Shakespeare’s famous quote “If music be the food of love play on”. I’m a huge fan of music and can sing, well talk sing quite a number of songs. Mommy said that when she was pregnant with me she would listen to all types of music. Do you know that my mommy is kind of old school. On her iPod you can find classical music and one of her favorite album is actually the Phantom of the Opera. I think I’ve listened to the theme song as much times as I’ve listened to her talk. I have a very musical family and here in Colorado the public school system still has an active music program. My older brother learned to play the trombone while my younger brother learned to play the keyboard but my big sister is very good with a guitar, together we can form a band. I know that when I grow up I’m going to play some sort of instrument as well, in the meantime however I can start my own orchestra with B. Toys Rockestra.
The B. Toys Rockestra is geared towards pre-schoolers from age 3 but is perfect for anyone with an ear, or not, for music. This toy gives kids a whole new way to explore music. With 6 musical instruments and vocals, you get to hear each sound incorporated into 15 different songs. The Rockestra comes complete with batteries already included and a booklet that has the lyrics to the songs.
It is super easy to play. Just turn on, press play and put the instrument you want on the stage. You can put one, two or even all of the instruments for more musical combinations. The fun is seeing how much combinations you can make. It’s also fun singing along to the songs. The Rockestra includes tempo, demo, and volume control buttons, as well as learning buttons that teach kids more about instruments and their role in a band.
The Rockestra’s sound quality is pretty amazing and I love the fact that each instrument has the name etched into it to teach kids the identification of the particular instrument. While my sister plays bass guitar, I had no idea there was a difference between a lead guitar and a rhythm guitar which I learned just by playing with my Rockestra. The mini instruments included are bass guitar, rhythm & acoustic guitar, lead guitar, strings, keyboard, drums and vocals.
There’s fun music and lights so it does look and sound like you’re conducting an orchestra band. The B. Toys Rockestra will provide hours of fun for your little ones and the good thing is that since there is a volume button you parents would certainly enjoy having the option of lowering the volume. I know mommy was happy to be able to do that after a few minutes of me playing and singing.
If learning instruments wasn’t enough, it’s also a great way to learn colors. So let your pre-schooler rock out and let their musical genius shine through, and you can even join in the fun. After all it’s been said that children who loves music tend to do really well in school and it’s never too early to start that love of music.
Just check out the video of the Rockestra by B. Toys:
You can purchase your very own B. Toys Rockestra at Target or at select specialty stores. Here’s something to think about. Every B. Toy you buy helps free children from poverty. Free The Children received 10c from every B. Toy purchased. That may not sound like a lot, but as dimes add up, they change the world. Find out how at FreeTheChildren.com.
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