Zoo Jamz Stompin' Fun Drums Review (VTech)

Zoo Jamz Stompin' Fun Drums
What It Is

Kids can bang on the drums all day with the Zoo Jamz Stompin' Fun Drums. This is a kid-sized drum set that looks like an elephant. The trunk even functions as a drum stick for the bass drum elephant head. The set comes with a stool for kids to sit on and two drumsticks. 

But it's about more than just playing drums. This drum set lights up, has four game modes, and plays more than 100 songs, melodies, sounds, and phrases.

The activities include a game called Counting, where kids are asked to tap the drums until they reach a certain number. 

Catch the Lights is a game where kids watch to see which drum pad will light up and then tap it to "catch" it. The more lights kids catch, the faster the lights will move.

Follow the Leader is like a game of Simon. Watch the drum pad light up in a pattern, and then tap the drum pads to repeat the pattern.

In Free Style mode, kids can play the drums however they want. Press one of the 16 melody buttons to hear familiar songs, such as "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "The Farmer in the Dell". There are also four drum styles to choose from: classic rock drum sounds, silly sounds, orchestra sounds, and animal sounds. Three piano buttons activate different songs, while the animal band button plays the sing-along animal band song.

Is It Fun?

Little kids will like the silly animal look of the drum set and all the different activities they can play with it. The games are pretty fun, but so is just selecting a song and banging out your own accompaniment to it, especially when the drums are mooing like cows and ribbiting like frogs. The freestyle mode will encourage a lot of creativity, and don't worry, parents, there is volume control.

Who It’s For

The Zoo Jamz Stompin' Fun Drums is for ages 1.5 to 4. It will be a fun way for little kids to engage in music play and get creative.

What To Be Aware Of

Some assembly is required, and it took us five minutes to do.

Two AA batteries are included for the in-store try-me features, so you might want to replace them before you play for best results.

This toy does have volume control.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    2 AA batteries required