My boys L-O-V-E guitars! We actually have several real ones and Jack has even briefly taken lessons (gotta love the Army for moving us away from the one teacher who took kids that young!) We’re big music fans around here.
Anyways, I knew that the guitar was going to be a HUGE hit as soon as I saw it. Like the Alphabet Bus it is incredibly lightweight and has no buttons-it is like a giant touchpad that takes minimal pressure to use. I love that. It comes with a small strap so it can be worn as a traditional guitar which is a cute bonus.
Nash immediately went into “rock star” mode after I gave him the guitar. I could barely get a picture. Actually I got lots of pictures but they all looked like this because he was so busy jammin’ out!!
Kids can choose to play solo without a backup, play along with a band or select electric or acoustic guitar to play 10 built-in songs including: Rockin’ Robin, Itsy Bitsy Spider, If You’re Happy and You Know It, Pop Goes the Weasel and more. Plus, they can customize their play experience by adding guitar riffs, silly sounds and drums creating 100+ musical combinations to make every song unique.
This guitar is now the star of the show in the Riker household. Seriously. Once again LeapFrog hits it out of the park. Behavior gets bad and I ask “Does Mommy have to take the guitar?” and things get ship-shape real fast! The strumming of the guitar is super cool and I may even have played with it a bit myself. Maybe.
And now for the fun stuff-LeapFrog is sponsoring a Rockin’ Guitar Contest for a chance to win $500 through November 30th. You can enter by visiting the Touch Magic website and uploading a video of your child jamming & learning with a Touch Magic Rockin’ Guitar or your own play guitar you create out of your own materials. You can then share your video with family and friends and encourage them to vote for you. Videos are judged 50% on votes, 30% creativity/originality, and 20% relevancy to the theme. Visit the contest website for more details and to enter your own video! Hopefully your child will cooperate with the camera more than mine!