Some people thought I had gone crazy when I jumped at the chance to review the Pirate recorder from musicroom. We have previously reviewed the Jingle Puzzles from them which are a lovely product, so I had high hopes. I loved playing the recorder when I was younger and would like it if my boy's have an interest in playing a musical instrument.
The recorder itself is blue, and sounds as a recorder should. By that I mean it is not a toy one. It comes with a bag, cleaner, short book, CD and pirate themed stickers. It is these stickers that are making my son interested in using the set. As it is aimed at young children the book only covers two notes b and a. If a child is just learning to read words, I suppose you can't expect them to read music straight away. Instead it concentrates on how to play a note and rhythm. The accompanying CD works through the book, giving examples of what it should sound like. Then at the end your child can play a very simple tune to some backing music. If your children, like mine, have loved doing baby and toddler music classes then this set is a lovely introduction into playing a musical instrument. For girl's there is a pink princess set too.
At 8o'clock this morning big man was practicing his notes! Although it wasn't quite the sound I wanted to hear whilst baby man was still sleeping, it was rather cute. Apparently he has also been cleaning it - if only he showed this pride to the rest of his bedroom!
The musicroom have kindly offered a set to giveaway to one of my readers. Perfect with Christmas on the way. All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter below * - Good luck!
The small print:*The giveaway is open to residents of the UK only and there is no cash alternative. The winner will be chosen at random and may chose either the pirate or princess recorder set from the musicroom. The giveaway closes at 11.59pm EST on Friday 9th November 2012 (so that is about 5 am in the UK). The winner's details will be passed to the PR company who will be sending out the prize. If the prize winner does not respond within a week of being contacted, a new winner will be drawn.
I was given the pirate recorder set for the purpose of the review but all opinions are my own.