Learning Drum uses three AA batteries, and has an LED screen on the batter head which displays letters, numbers, etc, and a vibration sensor.
- Off: Turns off the musical toy. If there’s no input for about 15 seconds, the voice will make a giggling noise then says, “More! More!”, then after another 15 seconds, the voice says, “Hit the drum! It’s fun!”, and finally, after another 15 more seconds, the voice makes the giggling noise then says, “Let's play later. Thanks for learning with LeapFrog. Bye-bye!” followed by a sound effect, and automatically shuts down to conserve power. To start after auto-shut down, tap the drum or change another activity.
- Letters: "Hi! Let's play the drum! A, B, C! It's fun!" This mode goes through all letters of the alphabet. Default music is La Cucaracha.
- Numbers: "Hi! Let's play the drum! Ah, 1-2-3!" This mode goes through numbers 1-10. Default music is Washington Post March.
- Repeat the Beat: "Let's play the drum." This encourages the child to drum along after the drum says, "Follow me! Listen." If you get it wrong or right, no matter what, it will always say, "You're great!" and erupt in cheering and applause. Instruments: Triangle-Snare Drum, Circle-Steel Drum
- Sing and Play: "Let's sing and play!" This mode sings to a song that involves the lyrics of the song, "Play the Drum!".
Hi, let's play the drum.
A, B, C, it's fun.
[ "La Cucaracha" plays ]
[ Sousa's "Washington Post March" plays ]
[ Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" plays ]
[ Reciting alphabet ]
[ Fanfare plays ]
Hit the drum, it's fun.
Play with me.
Ah, 1, 2, 3!
[ Counting to 10 ]
Let's play the drum.
[ Drum plays ]
Now, you play it.
[ Applause ] Yay! Alright!
Let's play again!
Now, hit the drum.
Let's play later.
Let's sing and play!
♪ Play the drum, everyone, play the drum ♪
[ Keyboard plays ]
[ Giggling ]
♪ Have some fun, everyone, play the drum ♪
♪ Play it fast, or go slow ♪
Thanks for learning with Leapfrog, bye bye!
- The music in Letters and Numbers mode can be switched to one of three classical songs: La Cucaracha Instrumental by Pancho Villa (circle), Washington Post March by John Phillip Sousa (square), or Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K525, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, 1st Movement by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (triangle) by pressing the yellow star with a blue double 8th note.
- These songs shown above include recycled arrangements which are used in the LeapZone toy, Leap’s Learning Band Jammin’ Boombox.
- This drum also uses the Leap-font.
- The triangle music is the most overrated and well known classical piece out of all 3 used in this toy.
- The vibration sensor in this drum is very sensitive and will sense heavy walking on hardwood floors, vibration in a bookshelf, if something hits the drum on the side, loud thunder, etc.
- In the UK English and other foreign language version, the letters are in lowercase instead of all caps, and the electric piano is replaced by the vibraphone.