If your kid is like mine, they LOVE to sing. And exposing children to music at an early age is proven to help cognitive development. One of the best ways to promote an interest in music in your kids is a karaoke machine. Here are our picks for the best karaoke machine for toddlers in 2017.
What to look for in a Karaoke Machine for Toddlers
Ease of Use
Fine motor skills are still being developed throughout toddlerhood past the age of 5. With that in mind, you want to choose a karaoke machine for your child that won’t be difficult for them to operate. Larger buttons and simple navigation and volume buttons are best. These will ease child frustrations and keep them entertained with the karaoke machine.
Parents know that the durability of a product is one of the most import aspects of a kids product. And while you plan on taking great care of the kids karaoke machine you choose, kids happen. Choose a kids karaoke machine with a bit more durability.
Number of Microphones
If you want to use the machine at parties or gatherings, be sure to think about how many microphones can be used at the same time. I know at my family parties there are always fights over who gets to sing. Having two microphones gives more people the chance to sing and can alleviate frustrations that come with sharing. This is especially important if buying for younger children.
Every day new technology is being released. You want to make sure that whatever option you choose has the ability to adapt to new technology. Look for USB integration and headphone jack ports. These can be used to connect cell phones or mobile devices to the machine. HDMI outputs can also be helpful for connecting to your TV.
Our Picks for Best Kids Karaoke Machine in 2017
Best Portable Kids Karaoke Machine
Singing Machine CDG Karaoke Player With Disney's Frozen Karaoke CD, and Extra Microphone Bundle
The Singing Machine CDG karaoke player is perfect for kids wanting to take their karaoke machine on the go with them. The machine features a vertical CD bay. It supports CDG discs but it does not have a built-in display. In order to view the words music you need to hook this up to your TV.
This bundled version comes with the included microphone as well as an additional high quality professional grade microphone. You'll also get a Disney Frozen CDG disc of songs.
The karaoke machine has disco light effects and built-in speakers. Some parents have complained of poor microphone quality as well as this machine not working after a few months. Be sure to look out for this and to contact the manufacturer if this occurs.
Best Karaoke Machine with Built in Display
The large Karaoke USA portable system is a great option for families serious about karaoke and singing. This option features a bright 7 inch display, two microphones and all the hookups required to integrate with your TVm mobile phone or tablet.
It has a built-in speaker with many volume controls making sure your singing comes out loud and clear.The Player supports CDG music discs and the 7 inch display will play the words for you as you sing.
I recommend this karaoke machine for families as it's better to be operated by the parents. Kids as young as 3 can hold the microphone, and older kids can definitely read and sing very easily. The Karaoke USA machine is definitely a karaoke machine that will grow with your child since has many integration options with TVs or smartphones. If you are looking for something that you want your child to operate by themselves this may not be the best option for you.
Best Microphone Only Karaoke Machine for Toddlers
The KidzLane microphone is a karaoke machine with music built right in. It features fun toddler oriented songs like Old MacDonald, ABCD, and Mary Had a Little Lamb. Toddlers will love being able to control the songs on their own using the kids size microphone in their own hands.
The microphone has a built-in speaker which will amplify your child's voice as they sing. They'll feel like a real rock star when they hit the Applause button and lights button built in on the microphone. They'll feel as if they're on the stage themselves.
There's a fun little playback option where they can record up to 100 seconds of their own performance.The microphone has a built-in Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to pair it with your phone to sing additional songs.
Best Themed Karaoke Machine for Toddlers
Kids love themed items and I had a hard time choosing between this and the Frozen version but this is so highly rated. Hello Kitty fans, and just little kids in general will love this kids karaoke machine.
This machine is CDG compatible so when you hook this up to your TV will be able to play your favorite songs and read the lyrics. It takes both batteries but also has an AC adapter. Parents will definitely like the idea of not burning through more batteries when they don't need to . don't run through batteries which I know parents hate to do.
The karaoke machine also has a built-in radio so you can easily switch to playing your favorite tunes on your local station. Additionally, like many of the options here, there is a headphone jack where you can hook up a smartphone or MP3 player to play additional music.
Best CD Based Karaoke Machine for Toddlers
The KidzLane portable sing-along CD, MP3, USB player is perfect for little hands. It's reminiscent of some of the old karaoke machines of the past as it contains two microphones attached to the device. The center area supports CDs but it does not support CD G discs so parents looking to play these types of discs should look elsewhere.
The two microphones means your kids will never be fighting over who can sing text and the kid friendly design means that if they do fight, the karaoke machine won't easily break.
The top handle makes this machine very portable. It's powered by 6 C batteries (not included) or can be powered buy the included AC adapter.
featured image from flickr - Emily Mills