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Little Hands Basket – 15 Instruments

£72.00 exc VAT

£86.40 inc VAT

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Age 3 - 9

  • Instruments 15
  • Players 15
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Full Teaching Support Included

A fabulous collection of 15 tactile musical instruments specially designed for Early Years settings. The instruments are all made from natural, sustainable materials and produce a very wide range of different sounds.

These are proper musical instruments, not plastic toys, and will delight and stimulate the youngest of young musicians.

The collection includes our Good Practice Guide for early Years settings and  a 16 page Activity Guide, written for non-musicians and full of practical and creative musical activities for young children.

This basket includes the following products:

N.B. For SEN settings: Please put a note with your order to indicate that it is needed for an SEN setting, so that we know to include the relevant materials.

The EAN of this product is 5060344031981

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What's included

How to Play

All the instruments are ‘pick up and play’- they do not really need any major instruction.

The basket comes complete with a copy of our brilliant Activity Guide; 16 pages of practical and creative musical activities for developing well-balanced young musicians. The Guide has been written especially for non-musicians and is in three main sections: ‘Exploring Sounds’, ‘Making Music’ and ‘Using the Instruments to Improve Learning’.

It covers amongst other topics;

    • Creating Sounds
    • Sorting Sounds
    • Talking Sounds
    • Playing Pictures
    • Exploring & Building with Rhythms
    • What Animal is That?
    • Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales
    • Echoes
    • Mixing Rhythms

The final section shows how music and rhythm can transform other fields of learning, from counting to phonetics, making them easy and fun to learn.


We work with a small number of specialist logistic companies to deliver your order quickly and economically. The delivery method varies, depending on your location and the size of the order, as follows:

UK Locations

Orders up to 5kg – Courier 2 to 3 working day delivery. This would typically include books, smaller instruments, percussion baskets and djembes up to 40cm.

Orders over 5kg – Courier, next working day delivery. Most orders are sent this way.

Large orders – Pallet service, 3 to 5 working day delivery. Used for large orders and those with more fragile contents.

Please note:

  1. Above timings are from dispatch date. Time from placing your order will usually be one or two days longer, depending on the order and destination.
  2. Delivery to offshore or Highland addresses may take longer and may cost more than to UK mainland addresses and we’ll quote and agree the costs with you in advance. Please note that in these cases it’s fine to go ahead and place your order, and there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.
  3. For some destinations, where a courier service isn’t available, we may send by Royal Mail instead.

International Locations

Orders weighing less than 1kg and not too bulky – Post Office Airmail. This would include books and smaller percussion instruments.

Orders weighing more than about 1kg and large orders – international courier or pallet service. We’ll obtain competitive quotes and agree these with you in advance.

Please note that it’s fine to go ahead and place your international order prior to confirming shipping costs, and that there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you. Payment for international orders, including shipping costs, is required before dispatch of the goods.


Please let us know straight away if anything arrives damaged or otherwise in a substandard condition and we’ll be happy to replace it, refund the cost or provide you with an alternative product to your satisfaction. Speed is of the essence here as most courier companies will only accept responsibility for damage in transit if the damage is reported within 24 hours of delivery.

 In the event of damage, please take photographs, including any damage to the packaging, and email these to us ASAP.

Similarly, if an instrument  develops a fault within 12 months of purchase in the course of normal use (though excluding fair wear and tear), please let us know, and we’ll replace it or refund the cost. It’s also very helpful for us to see photos of the issue as this gives us solid information for changing the design, the production method or the packing materials.

But please do contact us before returning any damaged or substandard items. Once we’ve approved their return, please send to:  Drums for Schools Limited, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burton Joyce NG14 5GL 

We really appreciate your feedback in the case of faults (or if you think an instrument could be improved in any way) and we take all such feedback very seriously indeed.

All the instruments are lovely & better than what I imagined them to be.

Jessica Bindra
Ealing Toad Hall Nursery
I have received the order and I have gone through every instrument on the list and it’s all there and the instruments sound and look great! I am so pleased with the instruments and I am keen to share them with the early years staff and children.
Emma Boardman
Cheadle Hulme School

The box of ‘delights’ was fantastic and I cannot thank you enough for your support. I will certainly sing your praises at every opportunity I get.

Pam Baxter
PLA Warwickshire

All of the items arrived okay.

Emma Foster
It was an excellent package purchased as a gift for a community group in Derry
Josie Nugent, PhD, MA