I tested the Korg MicroPiano digital piano, and it was a lot of fun. It looked like a real grand piano just in miniature form. The piano I got was red on the top, black on bottom -- it looked great!

You lift the top of the piano and that is where you find the power button. Also, there is a plastic rod that holds up the top of the piano so it looks like a real grand piano.

It has built-in speakers and comes with batteries so you can carry it and play it anywhere. If you don't want to disturb others, just put on the headphones and you are playing just for yourself.

If you are just learning how to play, it even has demo songs that can help you improve your skill. It's not a full-size piano. It has 61 keys, but that should be enough to get you playing.

As I played it, I would notice that the lighter you pressed the keys, the softer it would be. The harder you pressed the keys, the louder it would play.

I recommend this to anyone who loves music. I thought it was very cool and fun to play.

I give this a solid 4 (out of 5) smiles.

Let your creativity flow

Here at our school, we are involved in a club called Literary Magazine.

Do you like to write stories and poems? Then join Literary Magazine or start one at your school!

Go ahead and ask your English teacher to get involved. We meet once a week and put together our literature work to make our Literary Magazine. You can use short stories, poems, even drawings and sketches. People express feelings through writing, and it helps relieve stress because you can tell people how you feel without really telling them. Literary Magazine is also a great way to grow close to new people and make new friends. So go ahead and join Literary Magazine.

--Kidsday Reporters Annalisa Myer and Jessica Terrell

Dear Kidsday

DEAR KIDSDAY: I am an 11-year-old boy, and I am the best player on my basketball team. Every time my team loses, I feel bad that I did not do a good job. I have tried helping my teammates, but nothing works.

-- Brandon

DEAR BRANDON: It sounds like you are doing everything right except for taking the blame. Basketball is a team sport, and you can only do your part. We like that you are trying to help your teammates get better. That is the right attitude. We think you need to organize some extra practices and hope your teammates want to try to win, too. You know you can't win every game, but you can always give your best.

CLASS OF THE WEEK: Christine Walther's eighth-grade class, RONKONKOMA MIDDLE SCHOOL, Ronkonkoma


Unlimited Digital AccessOnly 25¢for 5 months