What It Is
Little musicians and music lovers can make music and build with Billy Beats Dancing Piano, part of the MEGA Bloks First Builders line of toys. Billy includes eight First Builders blocks and eight pre-programmed songs. There are three modes of play. In Dance Along mode, kids press one of the eight colorful piano keys to hear a song and watch Billy dance. In Learn to Play, kids press the piano keys as they light up to play a song. When the song is complete, the whole song will play and Billy will dance. In Discover Music mode, kids can press the piano keys to hear individual notes played so that kids can make up their own song.
There are also eight music sheet stickers that parents can apply to the blocks. Place a block on top of Billy Beats and play the song by matching the colored notes to the colored piano keys. Songs include "Three Blind Mice", "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider", and more.
Kids can also change the sounds they hear when they press the piano keys. There is Classic Piano, which sounds like a real piano, but kids can also choose Animal Sounds to make each piano key play a different animal sound and Funky DJ to make each piano key play a different DJ sound.
Kids can stack the blocks on top of Billy Beat's red hat, and all the pieces store inside Billy when playtime is over.
Why It’s Useful
This is a cute way to combine music with building. Little kids will love all the different sounds and songs and making up some of their own. The lights, music, and building blocks help engage kids in lots of imaginative and creative play.
Who It’s For
Billy Beats Dancing Piano is for ages 1 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Three C batteries are included for the in-store try-me purposes. MEGA Bloks recommends replacing them before you play for best results.
This toy does have volume control. You can also choose to turn on the music but not the dancing.