I’m not very musical but I really hope my kids are. There is something so lovely about the ability to play an instrument. It really is a life long skill. When my oldest was around 2 he fell in love with Ed Sheeran’s song – Thinking out loud and with that his love of guitar music was born.
We were sent the First Act Ukulele to review and the boys are just crazy about it. It really is the perfect size for little hands and priced at around €18 it is a lot more affordable than some of the others on the market at the moment, especially if you want to trial to see if they really are interested in the instrument or is it more of a fad.
It’s a soprano style ukulele with nylon stings that make the traditional ukulele sounds. The strings are tuned guitar style which certainly added to the appeal here. The nylon strings also make it easy on little fingers. They are much gentler. The one we were sent was the black with blue stars but it also comes in white with blue butterflies.
This has got a huge amount of play here since it arrived and it has also survived Mr Destruction which is no mean feat!!! Our local library offers free ukulele lessons and my oldest cannot wait to get started.
One thing for sure is that as he kids are moving up the education ladder, I have become some much more involved in helping them and assisting them with their after school activities. I often fell like their PA. I don’t mind one bit. My family gave everything to give us the best start in life and I wish the same for my kids. There are absolutely loads of fantastic resources out there to assist with education such as Killer-Papers who offer a help with writing. Their website references a CS Lewis quote which I heard many times as a child and its very apt
you can make anything by writing. C.S. Lewis.
Note: We were sent the ukulele for review however all view are mine or the boys where appropriate.