Pinky has been a huge fan of music since she was just a few months old. Her favorite song to go to sleep to was the Black Eyed Peas Imma Be (I kid you not!). She loves all different genres of music and will dance every chance she gets. We love to encourage her love for music by exposing her to all types of instruments and sounds.
The new iTikes Keyboard is a great toy to continue to encourage and teach her about music! On it’s own the iTikes Keyboard is fun for her to play her own tunes and learn the keys. BUT, what makes it really great is when you hook it up to an iPad or iPhone. We downloaded the iTikes Piano app for free and set it in the iTikes Keyboard slot. The iPad quickly recognizes that it’s connected to the iTikes Keyboard and you can choose from a bunch of different interactive games and fun music lessons. The apps teach kids all the names of the notes, musical staff and pitch training. It even has play along songs so that they can learn to play favorites like Old MacDonald and more.
Here is Pinky learning Old MacDonald on her iTikes Keyboard –
Pinky has lots of fun playing the different games, her favorite is one where she plays a key and a firework show will coordinate with your music on the iPad.
The iTikes Keyboards is a great interactive way to teach children music. It really makes learning all the different notes fun because it’s so visually interactive with cartoon people and animals. It’s the perfect toy to start her off learning to play an instrument.
4 ways to play:
- Freeplay: Open play without background music
- Playback: Pick song to hear it play with accompaniment
- Solo: Accompaniment plays as child pretends to play; melody joins in.
- Stepper: Music plays as child presses keyboard, regardless of which keys are “played”
- Standalone keyboard with major & minor keys, volume control and tempo/pitch tuner
- App-based music games allow kids to learn more note names, musical staff and pitch training
- Volume control
- Tempo control
- Light-up major keys
- Record & playback feature
- Use iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® to play learning games, watch visualizations and more
- Includes 4 built-in songs
- Includes cases for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®
The iTikes Keyboard can be purchased from Amazon.com for $49.97.
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