For a children's keyboard a distinction must be made between infant and beginner keyboardsas the demands on the instrument are completely different. What they all have in common is that they promote the child's development in terms of motor skills and creativity and offer a very good introduction to the world of music. Children who play music are often more balanced, develop important motor skills and learn early on to express themselves creatively and individually. Every child should therefore be given the opportunity to make music.
Mini keyboards and children's keyboards test winner
An infant keyboard, for children from 3 years of age, usually consists of a few, clearly arranged keys and some additional buttons. These can be colourful and brightly designed to introduce the child to music in a playful way. Often sounds familiar to the child are used, such as animal sounds. The child learns in this way that a different sound is produced depending on which button or button is pressed. In addition to developing motor skills, this also creates the basis for a successful entry into the world of music. This playful approach thus provides a good starting point for later learning to play a "real" keyboard.
Early childhood development is also further enhanced by experimentation with music. New facts are learned, new connections can be created in the brain, which can lead to greater creativity and individuality in further development. Under the keyword children's keyboard, this website lists a suitable Simba brand instrument for the very young, which scored well in the test and also impressed with its quality of workmanship.
In addition to the pure children's keyboards, there are also those that were developed for the childhood beginnings of keyboard playing: So-called Mini Keyboards. They are rather plainly designed so that a stimulus satiation can be excluded. In addition to the simple, rather classic design, these instruments have a considerably smaller number of keys than a typical full-size keyboard. With 32 or 44 keys, depending on the model, the child's access to music can be made easier, as the clarity of the keyboard makes it easier for the child to find the right tone. Keyboards in good quality, with low weight and battery operation are produced by Casio, for example. In our practical test, these keyboards were able to convince with their extremely good price-performance ratio. In addition to a few different tones, i.e. different instrument sounds, the feeling for a keyboard instrument can also be learned and developed. First simple children's songs, such as Christmas carols, which inspire the family, can be practiced and learned well on such a keyboard. An instrument can make a great contribution to the creative development of the child.
Mini keyboards are often available in case colours that appeal to a child. For girls there are pink models, for boys green. Smaller learning programs can also be integrated, in which different songs can be played and the first sense of rhythm can be trained.
Providing a child with a mini keyboard can bring a lot of joy to the offspring and ease the transition to a full-size keyboard. Minikeyboards are recommended from about 4-5 years of age, depending on individual development.
In addition, this inexpensive alternative to the beginner's or beginner's keyboard, as is common in music schools, for example, can be used to test whether the child develops a taste for music at all and wants to continue playing on this instrument without having to incur too great a financial loss if this is not the case. Children in early developmental stages can still be very fickle, so it is advisable to first offer a cheap alternative and to observe how the child accepts the keyboard.
When the child has access to the keyboard and learns to play songs, and develops fun making music with a keyboard instrument, there is nothing to stop him or her from switching to a full-size keyboard suitable for beginners. Complete sets with table and bench or simple beginner keyboards from Yamaha or similar manufacturers are recommended. More information can be found in the respective product tests. The instruments are suitable for promoted or independent, ambitious learning of keyboard playing. They already have more tonal colours, are extremely well made and also offer creative freedom through optional accessories or technical possibilities that mini keyboards do not yet offer. Often they also have touch-sensitive keys, which a pure beginner has to get used to first, but which later make the changeover to an acoustic keyboard instrument much easier and also offer more design possibilities regarding tone volume and thus melody. Many of these keyboards also have very good learning software pre-installed, which makes practicing at home as easy as possible and leads to quick success.
Since children's keyboards are usually only 1-voice and not very well made, mini-keyboards offer a good alternative to introduce children to music. Most mini-keyboards are polyphonic and offer good sounds and rhythms. A big advantage of mini-keyboards is the good price-performance ratio. For a little money you get a high quality keyboard that kids will have fun with. Below is a list of mini keyboards that are suitable for children.
The Casio SA-46 with 32 keys is one of the best mini keyboards for children. The model comes with a new sound source, the polyphony with 8 notes, 100 timbres, 50 rhythms and a liquid crystal display. Another highlight of the mini-keyboard is the simple switch for switching between piano and organton. Especially because the SA-46 model from Casio is very stable, we can recommend this mini-keyboard for children. The Casio SA-46 not only convinces with its good quality but is also bestseller no. 1 for home keyboards on Amazon.
The manufacturer Casio has produced more than just a toy with the SA-47 model - after all, the little ones should really enjoy playing with the 32 buttons right from the start. The SA-46 is equipped with a new sound generation and an 8-voice polyphony. In addition there are 100 tones and 50 rhythms. Especially the LC-Display shows: The SA-47 is a serious playmate. Similar to the SA-46 you can switch between piano and organ sound with a switch button. The Casio SA-47 convinces with a cool retro design and many functions.
With the SA-78 Casio offers all musical discoverers with 44 keys already the necessary range for playing first melodies. The Casio SA-78 mini keyboard is equipped with 100 tones and 50 rhythms. The 10 integrated songs stand for alternation and the LSI sound generation and the 8-voice polyphony for very good sound quality. With the LC-display the musical functions can be selected and called up. The switch button also allows you to switch between piano and organ mode. With the pink design a real eye-catcher for every child's room.