Product Type: ELC Child Development
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A Long Lasting, Fun and Educational Gift!
ELC Keyboard and Stool
Member Name: MsTricia
ELC Keyboard and Stool
Advantages: fun, enjoyable and not too pricey
Disadvantages: none! unless you're lazy and don't enjoy self-assembly
As anyone with kids will know, it gets to a point where they have so many toys when their birthday comes it's hard to know what to buy! Toys often have about 5 minutes worth of fun and novelty and then they get bored and have more fun playing with a cardboard box....(kids eh?)
For my daughter's first birthday I bought her this Keyboard as she always loved music and enjoyed exploring different sounds at her fingertips. Now she will soon be approaching her 3rd birthday and she still loved playing with it! She recently had her cousin over for a sleepover and it was the key feature in her bedroom for them both to have turns playing on, one being the singer, the other playing the keys!
- Features -
I won't bore you with an entire list of all the features but here are a few she mainly enjoys playing with :
1. It comes with a microphone, but the cord isn't extremely long so she can't really strut around the room pretending to sing to her heart's content but seems to be quite happy ranting "la la la" into it whilst sitting on her little stool!
2. It has numerous instrument sounds like organ, violin, flute, guitar, saxophone and genre sounds like rock, dance, disco and jazz.
3. Keyboard has instrument sounds like cymbal and bass drum.
4. It has a function where you can record and playback your tunes made on it! I have to say I threw the instructions away a long time ago and so have no idea how to do this! Her godmother was over recently and so was able to do it quite easily, but I do not remember how she did it! It probably is simple as ever and I am just really slow....
5. Requires 4 x C batteries which were not included when I bought it. I bought mothercare own brand and they have lasted almost 2 years so slight extra added expense was well worth it.
- Assembly -
It came in a box, not too large as I was able to carry it home on the bus (I did not have my own car at this time, oh the horror!) with a pram with little struggle at all. Putting it together was relatively straightforward and once together it is extremely sturdy and stays upright in her room even with all her Tazmanian Devil-like behaviour whizzing around her room destroying everything in sight! The stool is also perfectly easy to put together and sturdy for her to sit her little posterior on it (and sometimes my big one!).
- Overall -
At the time I bought it, this was half price at about £20 but I believe with inflation its about £45 nowadays full price and £22.50 when on offer (which is quite often) at half price. Overall, my little one loves playing on this and is her only toy that has stood the test of time. A fun instrument to play with for kids (and big kids like myself!) to play on and inexpensive!
Summary: an amazing ELC product for little ones
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