Parents. How can you bring out the fullest potential in your children? How can you help them display the full extent of their intelligence and creativity? Those are definitely tough questions to answer.
Answers may vary according to the parenting books you are reading, but they may often be very complicated. Yet, one simple method has been largely overlooked by parents: play. And that means to give your child the avenue to explore and venture where their curiosity takes them in a world where boundaries do not exist. And to give them the tools that will empower them in this manner.
Among the many toys in the market with real developmental value, one outstanding contender has to be the Sphero Specdrums, which uses technology to create a highly interactive playing field that combines art with movement to take your child on a creative journey like never before.
What Exactly Is The Sphero Specdrums?
In short, the Sphero Specdrums is a ring that is worn on your child’s finger and it magically turns colors into music. To make a little more sense out of that, the ring uses a companion app, called Specdrums MIX, to produce beats and melodies when it is tapped on anything with color. How? Built with optical light sensors, the Specdrums can recognize colors and it will associate a certain color with a sound through the application. When something is touched with the ring, it will determine the color, and then play the corresponding sound. The companion app comes with a huge library of preset sound packs such as Grand Piano or Drum Kit, allowing your child to explore a huge range of instruments. By arranging the sounds in any order possible, your child can actually put together a song of their very own!
What’s So Good About Specdrums?
Versatility: The Specdrums MIX app gives your child access to sounds from more than 100 other instruments, leaving a lot of resources at their disposal to be the next great performer. Even better, they can also record their own sounds and play it, enabling limitless potential for music creation.
Portability: The Specdrums are lightweight and easy to go around the tip of the finger. That is one of the best things about the gadget: Don’t sit still, get up and use it on everything and anything colored, such as clothes, drawings, walls, etc. Though a play mat featuring a rainbow of colored panels is included in the kit for beginners to practice, your child is free to tap the ring on everything they want.
Flexibility: The Specdrums are equipped with Bluetooth transmitters, meaning that they can be connected with your smartphone, laptop and even with one another. Therefore, your child can create and share their music with others, or even form a band of Specdrums performers!Ease of use: The Specdrums are quite strong yet comfortable to hold and wear as they are made from white silicone. Their battery can last for up to two hours on continuous usage, giving more than ample time for your child to be the rockstar they have always wanted to be.
Unlock Unlimited Potential In Your Child
The Specdrums have immense educational value when you look past its simple surface. First of all, it is a very friendly way to arouse your child’s interest in music. Rather than lecturing about the benefits of music or forcefully demanding your child to learn how to play a musical instrument, you can simply let them use the Sphero Specdrums to play with music and colors and this might go on to nurture an organic love for music in your child.
Another plus point about the Specdrums is that it allows children to innovate and experiment. With the wide range of sounds that your child can play with the Specdrums, it gives them an infinite number of possibilities to create their very own music. Your child will have the absolute freedom to be as creative and original as they can be.
Last but not least, while scientists and researchers have long pointed out that music can have a positive influence on memory and intelligence, the general consensus is that only active engagement with music can bring about that effect. And if your child isn’t still keen enough to play the piano or guitar, what a better way to get them engaged in music than with the Specdrums? Not to mention the physical benefits as it is a great motivation for children to get up and move around to make music instead of sitting idly using a mobile device. This could be a great first step in raising healthy and intelligent children.
The Specdrums is also a fantastic device for teaching. Due to its mechanism, the Specdrums is a good tool to demonstrate color association or the psychology of how color and sound are connected. In addition, Specdrums also makes a great example for a child’s modern-day STEAM education. How? The incredible amount of tech embedded in it is one reason. The other is that the process of music proposition is somewhat similar to coding as children have to create loops and put together various sounds and pitches. This is believed to help them strengthen their math and problem-solving skills. And most importantly, it is a device that focuses greatly on the Arts, to develop your child’s right brain as they mature.
It’s Time To Unleash The Musician In Your Child.
Creativity is such a valuable asset in our modern age, and yet it is one of the hardest things to nurture. If you believe in the value and potential of kinetic and auditory creative learning for your child, then come meet the Sphero Specdrums, and unlock a whole new dimension of play like never before.
The Sphero Specdrums are available at DISTRICT for S$169. We warmly invite you and your child to come experience first-hand the magic of the Sphero Specdrums at our experiential store. You’ve got to see it, hear it, and feel it, to believe it.