Young children enjoy making music, whether it is by banging a pot with a spoon or strumming their dads’ guitars. However, buying professional instruments as gifts for children can be costly and it can be difficult to keep them from getting broken. Fortunately, many pianos and keyboards are designed to be toys or to be a child’s first exposure to music. Here are some of the best keyboard and piano musical instruments for birthday presents or holiday gifts for kids.
Pianos for Birthday Presents or Holiday Gifts for Babies and Toddlers
Have a baby that likes to pound the keys of the family piano? These great gifts show that there is a piano toy for every age.
- Fisher-Price Kickin Crib to Floor Piano. Ages birth and up. Approximate retail price: $30. This piano attaches to the crib and can be set to play songs and light up by itself. As baby gets bigger, place it on the floor and baby can hit or kick the keys.
- Little Tikes Baby Tap a Tune Piano. Ages 6 months to 3 years. Approximate retail price: $15. This classic toy has large, colorful keys and has a bonus xylophone on top.
Best Piano Musical Gifts for Younger Children
Preschoolers and young school aged children may be nearly ready to take piano lessons. Giving a child a small piano as a gift will help to determine if he or she may be interesting in taking lessons.
- Melissa and Doug Learn to Play Piano. Ages 4 and up. Approximate retail price: $50. This sturdy piano has 25 keys that are labeled to help them learn. Comes with a song book.
- Schoenhut 37 Key Elite Baby Grand. Ages 5 and up. Approximate retail price: $150. For the more serious beginner player, this piano has full sized keys and includes a teaching system.
Keyboards For Musical Gifts for Older Children
Older children may have been playing the piano for years or may have just become interested in taking lessons. If the family does not have the space or money for a full sized piano, keyboards are an excellent gift.
- Kawasaki 49 Key Keyboard with Stand. Ages 5 and up. Approximate retail price: $60. This basic keyboard has a record feature and demo songs.
- Casio 61 Key Light-Up Keyboard. Approximate retail price: $100. This keyboard comes programmed with 100 songs and teaches kids how to play by lighting up each key as the song is played.
No matter their age, there is a piano or keyboard appropriate as a gift for any child. These pianos and keyboards make great holiday gifts or birthday presents.