Latin Percussion makes some of the best timbales, cowbells, bongos and congas around, so we were psyched to learn that they have a line of real, quality instruments made especially for kids. Today marks the last day of Learning At Home month and we think that these instruments are perfect for hands-on music making.
Drums in the RhythMix line include the conga, frame drum, tom-tom and mini-bongos. Shakers shaped like eggs, boxes and animals sound fantastic, not like lame toys. The entire line meets US and European safety standards with rounded edges and non-toxic finishes.
LP RhythMix is a great resource with a packed activities section organized by age. There are tons of downloads for parents and educators, including materials from the Developmental Drumming program, parent and child percussion activities and tips for starting a kids' rhythm circle.