Kids love making noise! And if you’ve ever seen a child bounce or clap along to a song, you’ll know that rhythm is deeply ingrained in their souls. One great way to harness their natural energy and innate musical spirit is to let them go wild on a kids drum set!
From improving coordination, concentration, and creativity to boosting academic performance and social skills, there are numerous proven benefits to this fun-filled pastime. Choosing the right drum set for your little rock star can be tough – but don’t worry: Drum roll, please! Our handy guide will walk you through the best options for kids of all ages:
Best Kids Drum Set Ideas
Is there a budding Ringo Starr in your family? The WolVol Kids Fun Electronic Drum Kit is a great way to find out! Kids can play along with one of the many in-built songs or get creative in freestyle mode. With a real-style drum set-up, adjustable microphone, and buckets of effects, it’s guaranteed to be a smash hit! Oh, and one last thing: Parents and neighbors can rest easy – it’s got volume control!
This amazing starter set is a real drum kit – in junior size. Offering the perfect mix of quality and value, the Gammon Percussion 5-Piece Junior Drum Set includes five drums, a crash cymbal, a high hat, and all of the necessary stands, pedals, and pieces. It also comes with a stool and a pair of drumsticks, so your little rocker can start banging away from Day 1! Available in black, blue, red, and pink.
A wonderful toy drum set for toddlers and pre-schoolers. The VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set is a one-piece table with backlit plastic drums and a built-in speaker. There are four modes (letters, numbers, follow-along, and free play), each with a specific learning goal. It comes with nine different songs to follow and a variety of drum sounds – including funny animal noises! Available in both blue and pink.
Another outstanding starter drum kit in kids’ size. With five drums, a high hat, crash cymbal, stool, and drumsticks, the Mendini Complete 5-Piece Junior Drum Set is no toy! It’s a real drum kit with everything your child needs to get rolling! Available in black, blue, green, silver, red, and wine.
Looking for a kids drum set that is a little less heavy metal? The Stargoods Percussion Set for Kids offers more of a folksy feel with its hand drum, jingle stick, wooden claves, and egg shakers. Sturdy in design, you can expect this set to be keeping the beat for many a year to come. Easy to use and great for groups, it’s more fun than you can shake a stick at!
Made of durable backlit plastic, the Fun Frogs Kids Beats Toy Drum Set is not only great fun – it also helps musically-minded kids develop motor skills, coordination, memory, and creativity. With four modes (game, music, record, and freestyle), sixteen drum sounds, and eight songs to play along to, there’s a mountain of musical edutainment in this small set! Perfect for use at home or on the road.
Get the real superstar sensation with this incredible kids drum set toy. With four electronic drums, a stand, stool, functioning microphone headset, and a pair of drumsticks, the WinFun Kids Fun Electronic Drum Set has everything but its own stadium lights! It comes with eight pre-installed rhythms, but you can also plug in an MP3 player and play along to your own tunes. For those about to rock, we salute you!
Worried about having to hear the tap-tap-tap of plastic on plastic? Well, look no further than this beautifully resonant 10-inch floor tom from the world’s leading drum skin producers, Remo. Whether you play it with your hands or the included soft-headed mallets, it will produce rich tones far superior to most kids’ drums. Sporting a beautiful rainforest design, the Remo Kids Percussion Floor Tom Drum is ideal for kids of all ages – and grown-ups, too!
If you are buying for older kids or teens, it’s best to buy an adult-size drum kit. The Pearl Roadshow 5-Piece Full-Size Drum Set is an ideal second set for kids who have proven that they are serious about drumming. It is good enough for home recording or public performance, and offers incredible value and quality for a mid-range kit.
Do you have any awesome kids drum set recommendations? If so, let us know in the comments section below! We’d love to hear from you!
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