Casio SA-76 Mini Keyboard
Kids love making music, and when you are ready to let them unleash their inner rocker, try the durable Casio SA-76 Mini Keyboard ($59). Kids will like exploring the prebuilt beats and sounds.
Introducing music to kids as early as toddlers is a fun way to play. While most toys and activities skew on the side of being visual/tactile, an audio-tactile toy is helpful for development and learn music and songs. Kids may be graduating from a musical xylophone of their early toddler years, so a keyboard introduces much more: more octave range, sharp/flat notes (the black keys!), as well as all the bells and whistles that the electronic side can provide (prerecorded beats, alternate instrument sounds, etc.).
Note: No power supply is provided! Be sure to get the ADE95 power supply, sold separately, as part of the gift.
This Casio keyboard isn’t relegated to just child’s play. It’s good to show that real music can be made with toys as simple as this one. Songs like “Happy Birthday” and “Joy to the World” would be easy ones to pick up and teach. This music keyboard for kids can be used to enhance the songs that families sing together. Singing songs together is a very effective teaching tool, and adding a keyboard to the mix can show how teams help make music together.
But additionally, the keyboard is a draw even for singular playtime. Kids enjoy exploring what all the options are, and how they can work together. Prerecorded beats are chosen to represent, or even influence, their mood. From dancing fast, to stomping around slow, a music keyboard for kids can get them moving, learning, singing, and playing.
Bottom line is that the Casio SA-76 is a good gift for a kid!