Wednesday, November 26, 2008

WFMW: How to get little ones involved in your Rockband family band

It's been a long forever since I wrote a Works For Me Wednesday post. Not that I've started boycotting Rocks In My Dryer or anything. I just can't think of anything interesting that would actually be useful to anyone else.

BUT

I did come up with something kinda small that might be useful to a limited group of people. At least it's come in handy for us and someone else might need it. Someday. So here it is.

Our family recently bought Rockband 2 as a fun thing we could all do together. Yes, I know it's rated Teen, but it's not too bad and we play together, so we were willing to overlook that in the interest of family fun. As of right now, Mr. at Home plays lead guitar, 8-year-old K plays the drums, and I sing.

You'll notice this leaves out 4-year-old L and we can't leave out the 4-year-old. After all, it's a "family" band. We solved the problem with one small addition to the official game instruments.

A toy electric guitar.

L's guitar is black with flashing pink lights, strings she can strum, frets she can press, and even a tiny whammy bar. Most importantly, it has a volume knob that we turn down so the sounds coming from her instrument so she can hear the song from the game. Since the game instruments are wireless, L's guitar fits right in. She rocks out with the rest of us without the frustration of trying to play a real instrument and follow the game and when she gets bored, she can put down the guitar and pull out her dolls. It's a winning situation for everyone.

For more WFMW tips, go read Rocks In My Dryer here.

3 comments:

Mom2fur said...

What a cute idea. If I had littles, I'd do that. My 26-year-old son loves Rockband and often invites his sister over (he's my first one to fly the coop) to play. He had it here one night and I was watching...not sure I could keep up, LOL! I might be the one with the toy guitar, too.

Anonymous said...

I just bought Rockband for our kids and was wondering about the 4 year old!! What a great idea!!!!! Thanks! :)

Michelle- This One's for the Girls said...

I just bought Rockband for our kids and was wondering about the 4 year old!! What a great idea!!!!! Thanks! :)