Vtech Strum and Jam Kidi Musical Guitar Band

Encouraging your child's musical interests is an important part of their early development, and the VTech Strum and Jam Kidi Musical Guitar Band is there to make that encouragement easier. This is a full band in one toy that allows your child to play songs in four different styles of music. It includes three different instruments, a variety of sound effects and everything your creative child will need to make the music that will help them to dance and sing.

Basic Features of the VTech Musical Guitar Band

The VTech Strum and Jam Kidi Musical Guitar Band is a versatile toy that includes three musical instruments (drums, guitar, keyboard), a variety of sound effects, four song genres and plenty of backing music to bring your child's ideas to life. The toy guitar strings move up and down in unison to help your child create music, there is a whammy bar for effects, a drum for the beat, a cymbal for some sizzle and a piano to add more melody. This is a complete band in one toy for your child to use for hours of fun.

The retail price for this rocking toy is $26.99, which does not include any sales tax or shipping charges your retailer may add to your order. For this toy, it is a good idea for parents to go comparison shopping because the price on this product seems to vary widely from retailer to retailer.

The manufacturer has set the age range for this toy at three to six years old. The manufacturer has placed a warning on this product that says that there are small parts that could become choking hazards if removed, which is why the age range starts at three years of age. Parents should monitor play at all times to make sure their children do not take parts off of this toy and try to swallow them.

Detailed Features of the Strum and Jam Kidi Musical Guitar Band

The VTech Strum and Jam Kidi Musical Guitar Band is an incredibly versatile and well-designed toy that is filled with interactive features. Those features include:

  • A set of toy guitar strings that can be moved to make music
  • Four music modes to choose from include freestyle, rock, hip hop and jazz
  • A ball mounted at the end of the guitar that has the guitar whammy bar on one side and the drum on the other
  • The guitar fretboard folds up to create a drum cymbal
  • A 13-key piano built into the guitar body
  • Two star-shaped buttons that create sound effects are mounted into the freboard
  • A bright on/off button
  • A separate volume control
  • A speaker built into the center of the guitar body

The designers of this toy wanted to give children plenty of things to look at, and some of those features are only there for show. Those include:

  • What looks like cable inputs in the body of the guitar are just decals
  • There are two musical notes on the fretboard that are not interactive in any way
  • The cymbal has what looks like guitar tuning keys on it that do not move

This toy is lightweight and compact enough that any child or parent can easily handle it. The only assembly required is the installation of three "AAA" size batteries. The packaging comes with demo batteries that only have a limited life and should be replaced as soon as possible with real batteries. This is an indoor and outdoor toy, but it should only be stored indoors.

Products Similar to the VTech Strum and Jam Kidi Musical Guitar Band

The VTech Record And Learn KidiStudio includes a keyboard, microphone, whammy effect bar, a DJ scratching disc and recording equipment to let your musician capture their work for the ages. This is a toy with a lot of interactive features that your little musician will love, and it also includes pre-recorded music your child can play along to.

NextX has a colorful toy called the Musical Keyboard that is the keyboard version of the VTech Strum and Jam Kidi Musical Guitar Band. This toy includes sounds for a keyboard, drums and horns. It has several sound effects your child can use, and it also contains pre-recorded music your child can play along with.

Why get your child one musical instrument when you can get them an entire band? The VTech Strum and Jam Kidi Musical Guitar Band is a great way to inspire your child to pursue their musical endeavors while not limiting the kinds of instruments they can use.

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