Product Type: ELC Child Development
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ELC Carry Along Keyboard
Member Name: dougal868
ELC Carry Along Keyboard
Advantages: Good size, sturdy and very good value
Disadvantages: Maybe a little small if you want an actual proper sized keyboard
This is yet another of the toys that made it's way into our house at Christmas! This time it was a gift from my my Mum and Dad for our eldest daughter who is 3 years old. She's quite musical (in a 3 year old kind of way!) and has now well outgrown her old baby toy piano so my parents thought she would like a keyboard. However, our house isn't enormous and we already own most of the ELC catalogue so a large keyboard was out of the question... but then we discovered the ELC Carry Along Keyboard!
So what is it? The keyboard is a basic but fully working keyboard. There are only 24 keys but it has a variety of different rhythms, instrument sounds and drum beats so there is plenty to do on it! It will also record what you play so you can listen to your own music and there are lots of flashing lights!
Any good? Yes! The size of the keyboard means you'll never play a concerto on here but it's a good basic keyboard for a younger child. The fact it is more of a proper keyboard rather than solely a musical toy would mean it would hopefully last a few years too. It's chunky and, like all of the toys from ELC, it seems very sturdy and up to taking everything a toddler can throw at it! There is also a nice chunky handle on the top so it can easily be carried around and it isn't too heavy either.
Bad things? Nothing really bad here at all but if you want a proper sized keyboard you'd probably be best to upgrade to the ELC Superstar Cool Keyboard which is much larger and has a stand, etc too.
Where and how much? The ELC Carry Along Keyboard is available from Early Learning Centre for £15 which I would say is a bargain! You can also choose from pink or red.
A great keyboard for younger children who are beyond the baby musical toy stage but not quite reached the Mozart stage!
Summary: Great value and fun!
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