Marco with My First Drumming Book
Children can discover the fun of playing the drums by pressing the buttons in this unique book. There are five different drum sounds including snare, bass and floor-tom, and a selection of tunes to play along with. Drummers can make up their own rhythms or play along to reggae, blues, funk or pop, and learn about rhythm and beat as they play. There's an online demo at Usborne Quicklinks showing how to play along to the tunes, too.
Review from Carla, mum of Marco (4 years old)
"What a brilliant idea for a music book from Usborne! My 4 year old son Marco loves his copy of My First Drumming Book, it is rarely put away, so often is it in use.
The clever horizontal flip-page format with fixed panel of drum noises, beats and music makes it so inviting for small fingers to play with. The expressive cartoon animal illustrations are great fun, and the gentle introduction to drum sequences to be followed with the buttons are very manageable and rewarding for little ones.
It also encourages following along with pre-recorded drum patterns and finally playing along with music, getting more and more challenging (although there is no pressure and kids can also make up their own beats). Really good fun!"