Friday, 16 November 2012

Open and Play Pirate Recorder Review and Giveaway...


I admit it, I am tone deaf, there is not a musical bone in my body, so you won't see me playing the piano or the guitar, however when at primary school, I did enjoy learning the recorder (my mum may not  have enjoyed it as much!)

So when Ben was offered an Open and Play Recorder pack from music for kids I couldn't resist saying yes, despite Daddy's protests!

When it arrived I was really impressed with what came in the box....





The box included....
  • a good quality blue plastic recorder
  • a cleaning rod and carry bag
  • a fingering chart & play your recorder tips
  • a sheet of pirate stickers to decorate it with
  • a 'starting to play your recorder book' and cd
All this for an RRP of just £9.99!

I thought what a lovely christmas gift it would make (although I'm not sure the parents would agree! )
Ben loves Pirates and his face lit up as soon as he saw it, he couldn't wait to start decorating his new recorder with the stickers!
After decorating it Ben was really keen to start playing his recorder, with a little help he found the simple guide really easy to follow and very soon had the hang of the notes B and A and had an attempt at Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! 

Ben is 5 but can be really easily distracted and I was impressed and how long this held his attention. He was really determined to do it right! A lovely little touch was the mini certificate at the back of the book which is now all filled in and on the fridge! 

This a great little pack which is well thought out an ideal for this age group, it's aimed at  4+ which i'd say is about right. A really lovely way to encourage a child's interest in music an the activity of decorating it with the stickers first makes it more that just some thing to blow and make noise! Although it does that too!

Although blue and pirate themed , I would personally say that this would be ideal for boys and girls alike, but if your little one prefers pink they have the same pack available in a princess theme!



So if you're brave enough how would you like to win one of these packs for your child? (no ear plugs provided I'm afraid!)

Simply follow the instructions below for your chance to win...

a Rafflecopter giveaway

61 comments:

  1. My daughter would love this, it combines two of her favourite things-making a racket and princesses!

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  2. Sadie loves things that rattle - the easiest one we ever made was rice in a bottle and she ran around shaking that for ages !! x

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  3. My granddaughter would love this as she wants to learn to play the recorder x

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  4. It's both the guitar and the recorder!
    @Dorothee77

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  5. My little boy loves to play with his cousin's guitar. His cousin is less impressed by this!

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  6. My 6 year old has a guitar and he loves it

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  7. Currently it is a keyboard but my daughter always finds something to play the drums with!

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  8. would love this as she wants to learn to play the recorder

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  9. Amy doesn't play any instruments yet, but she loves to hear the piano.

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  10. it was his little child's guitar (until his autistic brother cut up all the strings - I could have cried!!!)

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  11. My son loves his piano ^_^

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  12. My Grandson likes to play on his ukelele

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  13. My daughter loves her guitar :)

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  14. He has a little xylophone which he loves....

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  15. he loves playing with maracas, banging on things like they're drums and banging on his keyboard whilst screeching along in a microphone!!

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  16. Drums at the moment, he has 2 different ones which he puts next to each other to build his own little drum set ;)

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  17. my 2 yr old, loves banging on our piano!

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  18. My daughter loves her african drum from Zimbabwe which she got from Gogo :-] xxx (Veronika Matewu)

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  19. My son is pirate mad! He doesn't play any instuments at the moment but maybe the recorder could be the first!!! :) x

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  20. Joseph - 3 - had a very noisy drum that he absolutely loves to bang first thing in the morning!

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  21. The drums we make out of pots and pans.

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  22. My 5 year old loves to play the recorder, like her older sister!

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  23. AIR GUITAR

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  24. My son liked playing my drum kit! But he never stuck at anything for very long musically or otherwise! I hope that my grandchildren will show more interest in life!

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  25. my son would really love this prize

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  26. The guitar, or air guitar I should say : )

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  27. our blue ukelele or 'baby guitar'

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  28. My daughter's favourite musical instrument is her tambourine

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  29. A drum... actually a pan and a wooden spoon.

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  30. Her keyboard...normally at 6 in the morning.

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  31. My son loves the drums, however his big sister has just started recorder lessons at school and he would love to be able to play along with her _ where can I get industrial-strength earplugs?! x

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  32. they both love the Keyboard and guitar

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  33. My little boy loves the drums! :) x

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