7 Reasons Playground Drums Rock!

There is no debate that kids of all ages love making noise!

Single Drum Table for the PlaygroundAnyone who works with children knows that kids can turn anything into a musical instrument. These young ones aren’t just being mischievous; there are actually numerous benefits of dropping a beat! Extensive research has shown the benefits of music, and drumming in particular, for our young ones. There’s no better place for your little ones to make a racket than outside on the playground. At Play Mart, we are not just experts in play. We are experts in the kid as a whole person, including how a child’s experience at parks, daycares, preschools, and elementary schools impacts their growth and development. That’s why we created an entire line of outdoor musical playground equipment that melds the fun of the playground with the magic of music in a beautiful way. Our selection of drums is especially popular with our youthful audience. Your outdoor drums for the playground can include:

  • Single Drum Table
  • Double Drum Table
  • Triple Drum Table
  • Quad Drum Table

And any combination of the above!

Let’s take a look at how a Drum Table from Play Mart will drum up amazing benefits for your young ones:

  1. Motor Skills: When children play the drums, it engages a number of muscle groups, both big and small. Kids will develop gross motor skills in their arms and legs when they swing their arms to hit the drum head and use their legs to maintain balance. Fine motor skills will grow when a child uses fingertips, sticks, or other objects to create a beat.
  2. Social Skills: While drumming can be done solo, it is so much more fun to jam out with a band full of buddies! Our Double, Triple, and Quad Drum Tables are designed for kids to experience the fun of the drums with peers. Even before they communicate with words, they can communicate through music. The drums offer a great way for children to learn cooperation through percussion play.
  3. Physical Health: There’s a reason the BBC calls rock drummers “top athletes”! Not only do our drum tables get your kids outside and moving, but a passionate drum session will raise their heart rate and contribute to their daily dose of physical activity. Even if your little ones choose a mellow beat over heavy metal, you will notice that drumming is a full-body experience. You might be tempted to cancel your gym membership and invest in a drum set of your own!
  4. Brain Development: Drumming isn’t just a workout for your children’s bodies. Their brains will get a workout, too! According to research in neuroscience, “children who undergo musical training have better verbal memory, second language pronunciation accuracy, reading ability and executive functions. Learning to play an instrument as a child may even predict academic performance and IQ in young adulthood.” Playing the drums in particular has been shown to increase speech and language skills in preschoolers. If your toddlers are having a blast making a beat at the Drum Table, they’ll be qualifying for Mensa in no time!
  5. Mental Health: Outdoor musical instruments like our Drum Tables are excellent for a child’s self-regulation. The rhythm of the drum beat can be extremely soothing, and banging on the drum can be a great way to let out negative emotions. Thankfully these drum heads are designed to be heavy-duty and replaceable so you can rest easy watching your young ones drum out all of their frustrations!
  6. Promotes Inclusivity: Nothing brings people together like music. All of our drum tables are ADA accessible, so friends of all ages and ability differences can come together in musical harmony. Drumming allows whole communities to come together “share a pulse” regardless of health status. At Play Mart, we recognize the invaluable role of music for kids of all ability levels. Nothing makes us happier than hearing a diverse group of children make one beautiful beat around a Drum Table.
  7. Fun! With all of the amazing benefits that drumming has for the children in your care, it’s important to remember the most important function of the playground: to have fun! The playground is a place for kids to enjoy their childhoods out in the fresh air with friends. If you spend any time around toddlers and preschoolers, you know how much they appreciate the joy of hitting things with sticks and making lots of noise!

Commotion for a Cause

A portion of the proceeds from each Drum Table goes to support DrumStrong.org. DrumStrong is a phenomenal organization that supports “cancer survivorship, education, prevention and research through uplifting, facilitated, interactive rhythm experiences.” They recognize that some chronic diseases may prevent someone from participating in organized athletic events that often take place as fundraisers to support their cause. They use drum music to empower people of all health statuses to feel connected to their community.

Making a Racket for our Planet

Quad Drum Table for the PlaygroundAt Play Mart, we want our products to have the maximum impact on your children’s play and development while having the minimum impact on the environment. We create all of our playground equipment with the earth in mind, and our Drum Tables are no exception. The frames of each of our Drum Tables are made from 95% post-consumer recycled plastic. The Remo drum heads are extremely durable to stand up to all of the enthusiastic drumming your little ones put them through. The drum heads are also replaceable if needed, saving the expense and hassle of replacing the entire piece.

Outdoor music instruments for the playground are some of the best pieces of equipment you can invest in for the toddlers and preschoolers in your care. Whether you play a role at a daycare, preschool, elementary school, church, community center, or any other playground, you can’t go wrong adding a Drum Table to your outdoor play space. With such amazing benefits, you may want to add a few and watch your kids start a pint-sized band. Rock on!






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