Anyone who has sat through an hour of recorder playing or saucepan banging will know how difficult on the ears they can be. I love that my toddler is interested in making music and
I want him to have free reign when doing so, but not at the
expense of my sanity.
Dobbin & Drum Toys
have come to the
rescue with authentic drums that are pleasant to adult ears.
Recommended to me by a friend, these drums make mellow sounds that
soothe, and have encouraged her to get involved in fostering her
child’s musical development. Besides all that, they’re
just plain good fun, not requiring batteries or further accessories,
things that can test a parent’s patience just when you’re in
the middle of something wonderful.
Made from recycled synthetic skins and reinforced metal with cotton
braid, they come in prints and solids and bright attractive colours.
Check out the ‘Styx Valley’ print, proceeds of which help the
Wilderness Society’s campaign to save the area. Little drummer boys
and girls can do so from within the tee pee tents that Dobbin &
Drum also make. It’s a space of their own to create music of their own!
Complete with sticks, the drums retail for $29.95 plus post from