Drum Sets for Toddlers

Looking for some musical tours for your little one/s, these drum sets for toddlers will not only make for great companion but will also let you have loads of fun with your toddler. These toys are also great to increase musical awareness of children.

Today, there are several drums available for toddlers and preschoolers. Here we take a look at some of the best ones.

VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set

This is a best-seller, the VTech KidiBeats Drum Set is for ages 2-5 and requires 3 AA batteries. It is very small — it weighs only two pounds and the largest drum in the set is only about three inches across. Again, this toy is more for having fun than to learn drumming.
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Remo KIDS Percussion, 5 Piece Hand Drum Set

This drum set is something that most music teachers will love to use in elementary school music classrooms. It comes with five drums that are five different sizes, with a mallet for each one. The drums are “real instruments” and not any plastic or electronic toy, and these are very durable as well. This would be suitable for toddlers as well as middle schoolers. It would be fantastic for small or medium-sized groups of kids.

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LeapFrog Learn & Groove Alphabet Drum

This drum has three different learning modes. In Alphabet Mode, it displays a letter of the alphabet which saying it out loud. In Music Mode, it plays music and lights up in rhythm. In Dancing Mode, it suggests movements (like “Clap Your Hands”) both vocally and with pictures.

This toddler’s drum uses light and music and letters, and its more for kids to have fun than to learn drumming.
Your child can practice hitting the drum on top of the music that automatically plays on the Music and Dancing Modes.

Plan Toy Solid Wood Drum

This toddler drum produces different tones depending on where you strike it, and has a more melodious and pretty sound, as opposed to the loud noise that you normally expect from a drum. This particular drum is sized for a 9-18 month old, so it you’re looking for a drum for a three or four year old, you might want to consider this larger drum designed by the same company for slightly older kids. These are “real”, durable drums and not over-stimulating. It doesn’t work well as a hand drum tough.

Little Tikes Tap-A-Tune Drum

The Like Tikes drum is a nice choice for those looking for a toy-like drum that is inexpensive. It’s durable, lightweight and has slots on the sides to store the mallets. However, be prepared for it to sound more like “hitting something” than like an actual drum. This drum should work best for 8-15 month old babies.

B. Parum Pum Pum Drum – Lime

This is more of a baby/toddler toy (and a great little toy actually). It comes with centipede drumsticks, a “busy bee” maraca, jingle bell ants, a caterpillar tambourine, and two egg shakers. The drum itself has a big handle and a carry strap so you can wear it around your neck and march — and even better, the drum works perfectly as storage for the other instruments! The drum is packaged with a gift card and little book, so this particular drum would serve as a great gift too.

Final Thoughts

Whichever drum you choose to buy, just remember that you need to involve your children in music, there are several benefits of doing so. These drum sets for toddlers will only make it easier for you to dance with your little ones, sing with them, clap with them, and most importantly, have fun together! These are great gift items too.

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