Jazwares Ukulele Review and Giveaway

Who doesn’t love the sound of a ukulele?! They sound so fun and cheery, and no-one can resist a sing-along to a chirpy song. When my 6 year old told me that she wants to learn how to play a new musical instrument, the ukelele seemed like a great easy instrument to learn. Her Uncle Rob is an excellent musician, and while the ukulele isn’t an instrument which he plays regularly, he was more than happy to give Willow a couple of lessons to start her off. Willow is now the proud owner of a Jazwares My First Discovery Ukulele from Smyths Toys Superstores.

My First Discovery Ukulele Review

Jazwares have created a wonderful Ukulele for children, as a starter instrument for their My First Discovery range. It is aimed at children aged 8 plus, but Willow already has a basic knowledge of playing the guitar (thanks to daddy and her uncle), so she was eager to give the ukulele a go! The ukulele is a traditional soprano sized ukulele with easy to play nylon strings.

This ukulele isn’t a plasticy toy, it is a proper instrument which makes it ideal for children who are serious about learning how to play the ukulele. The ukulele feels well made and strong, and looks beautiful with such lovely patterns.

We have the blue ukulele patterned with stars but there also is a white one patterned with butterflies to choose from.

The only negative that we found was that the ukulele doesn’t hold it’s tuning for too long so it will need regular tuning, especially after heavy use. But, at least this will teach kids how to tune their ukulele with confidence!

Overall, this is a lovely little starter instrument for children wanting to learn how to play a musical instrument, or to try something new. With practice, I am sure Willow will be performing to her class for Show and Tell very soon. She’s been working hard learning chords and has started to make some of her own songs up. Youtube has been great for this, and there are some wonderful ukulele videos for beginners.

Where to buy

You can buy both the blue ukulele with stars and the white ukulele with butterflies from the Smyths Toys website here for £14.99.

My First Discovery Ukulele Giveaway

Would you like to win your own Ukulele just in time for Christmas?

Enter via the Rafflecopter below. Competition ends on the 8th of November at midnight and is open to residents of the UK. A winner chosen at random will win either the blue or white ukulele.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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  1. What a wonderful prize. I’d play over the rainbow!

  2. I would learn twinkle twinkle little star.

  3. natalie crossan says:

    Blackbird by The Beatles 🙂

  4. Rachel Butterworth says:

    Broken Crown by Mumford and Sons.

  5. iain maciver says:

    if I can dream by elvis presley

  6. Pam Francis Gregory says:

    Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams

  7. Sue McCarthy says:

    Something easy as I’d probably be useless at it!

  8. olivia Kirby says:

    Over the rainbow

  9. Olga carpenter says:

    We’re all going on a summer holiday

  10. Natalie Gillham says:

    You Are My Sunshine

  11. sandy lynn ralph says:

    something easy to start with such as twinkle twinkle little star

  12. Jayne Townson says:

    I’d love to learn to play Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

  13. Karen hutchinson says:

    Something by Ed Sheeran

  14. Sheena Batey says:

    Happy Birthday

  15. Tiptoe through the tulips by Tiny Tim

  16. Clare Hubbard says:

    Twinkle twinkle little star

  17. laura stewart says:

    somewhere over the rainbow x

  18. Hey Jude

  19. Sadiyya Maryam says:

    My daughter is having ukulele lessons at school and absolutely loves it so would be great to win this for her. I’m not musically minded so I think I would let her play what she likes!

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