Parents Magazine Bee Bop Band Play & Learn Drum & Instruments
Parents Magazine Bee Bop Band Play & Learn Drum & Instruments
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Turn your child on to music? Try these jitterbugs. These ever-clever colorful toys in the key of "Bee Major" are just the thing to introduce your child to music: from the ant bells and caterpillar tambourine to the bee maracas and the big see-thru, carry-along drum with centipede drumsticks. Everything to create your own band and be as big as the Beatles. Drum measures 10" diameter x 9" High. Made of plastic. All instruments fit inside drum for transport and storage. FEATURES: Caterpillar Tambourine with Real Metal Cymbals, Ant Jingle Bells for Ringing, Bee Maraca is also a Clacker, Centipede Drumsticks to Supply the Rhythm, Lift the Lid to Store All Instruments in the Drum!
|Package Length:||11.0 inches|
|Package Width:||9.3 inches|
|Package Height:||9.0 inches|
|Package Weight:||3.35 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 38 reviews|
All instruments fit inside drum - Great for Storage or Travelling
|Average Customer Review: ( 38 customer reviews )
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8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
So much for the money! Aug 12, 2006
By Candace B. Friedman
This little set includes super sturdy instruments for five kids to form a marching band. My children (ages 3.5 and 1.5) and their friends love marching in a line, dancing and singing. Other sets at big name stores seemed very poorly manufactured and likely to be destroyed very easily, not to mention the safety hazard with the younger set. Hang the drum around you neck and find the beat, shake the shaker, clap the clapper, jingle the bells, rock the tambourine, play the ladybug xylophone and have a blast.
9 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Good first musical instruments Jun 10, 2007
My 1 year old son just received this for his birthday & it's one of his favorite toys. He loves it & it's the first thing he goes to every morning. He takes the lid off & pulls all the instruments out to find what he wants to play with. Each instrument is child friendly & looks like a different bug. All the toys are easy for small children to grip. It includes a drum & drumsticks, tambourine, bells, maracas, and a xylophone type toy with a little stick that I think is a little dangerous for small children. My son uses the drumsticks on various surfaces & since they're plastic, they don't scratch the surface. I also wish that it included a pair of cymbals. Other than this, I think it's a great set & can be used for many years to come. It's a great value for the money. And with the set, you receive a year subscription to Parents magazine, which is a great offer.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Cheaper Else where on Amazon! Nov 05, 2010
This toy is sold elsewhere on Amazon under the name B. Parum Pum Pum Drum for $20. Save your money.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Great Rainy day Toy! Dec 04, 2006
My 15 month old LOVES the Ant bells, bee-shaker & Drum features. He also uses it as a seat when the lid is on and enjoys fitting inside the drum when empty! It's been a little over 4 months now and he still runs to it! The drum sticks have little rubber bumbs on them for better infant grip. We implement the "drumming" on many different surfaces so he can hear the different sounds on different surfaces. The toys are easy to disinfect. We usually save this toy for a rainy day to "beat" the gloomy blahs!
6 of 7 found the following review helpful:
BUYER BEWARE! Previous model defective and company not reporting it! Mar 24, 2011
By Colleen Duffy
I bought this toy set for my kids years ago and it's been so much fun! HOWEVER, the design issues surrounding the Bee Bop Band have plagued this toy and the companies who make it (Battat & Parents Magazine). First, the company was ordered to replace the drum sticks due to unsafe design (tendency to shatter at the tip). I was ok with that, because they were being responsible in getting the defective toys out of the hands of children.
However, I recently discovered that the ladybug xylophone that was in my set is No Longer Included in the current set. There's no mention of why or contact to parents to inform them to remove it from play due to its tendency to break into many small and sharp pieces. I had not realized that it was not in the current model until I called Battat to report a problem with the xylophone.
I knew there might be a problem since the number on the label no longer worked and I had to look them up on the internet. It foreshadowed the difficulty I would have in being able to talk to a human. After leaving several messages and some creative dialing (random number pushing in hope of connecting to anyone human in their mailbox system), I spoke with a man who assured me he would give a note personally to Carrie (the one I'd left many messages for. I received a call 48 hours later from Carrie informing me that the xylophone had not been included in the set for the last 3 years AND that Parents went out of business in 2010, so they don't have anyone to report this incident to. She said she'd inform the president of the company and his secretary. After that, it was out of her hands.
So, the xylophone was excluded from the set 3 years ago without telling anyone who already owns the set why, or warned to watch for certain vulnerabilities. That is wrong! And since one partnering company is 'out of business', the other acts incapacitated and washes their hands of it? No wonder there are so many lawyers. I'm just thankful that my baby didn't ingest or choke on it, that I was there to see it happen and protect my child. Buyer BEWARE! Not a good track record for this set! I hope and pray that the company acts responsibly about this hazard before a child is harmed. But since the xylophone was excluded a few years ago, I wouldn't be surprised if a child was already hurt and they kept it quiet after the drum stick fiasco that cost them dearly ($150,000 in fines and voluntary recall of 300,000 sets.
Here's a link for details of the recall: [...]
I'm hoping they do the right thing and make this public knowledge - protecting children. Looking into contacting the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission myself, like the other 25 people did to get Battat to recall the drumsticks the first time. If you've had this happen to you, please let me know. Power in numbers!
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