As therapists and moms, we have seen the power of music to get little ones moving, singing, rocking and rolling! For many kids, music is simply the best motivator to connect with them and to draw them out of their shell. There are so many awesome musical toys for kids on the market these days…here are a few of our favorites!
1 || Neurosmith’s Musini – This rockin’ little toy can get any kid up and moving. It senses your child’s movement and responds by playing 5 different styles of music. The more your child dances, the more music he’ll get!
2 || Hasbro Twister Dance – Kids can follow the lights on the music-playing game console to learn different dances using Twister’s famous colored spots that are placed on the floor!
3 || Boomwhackers – Boomwhackers are plastic percussion tubes of all different sizes that each make a different note when struck on a surface (table, floor, even your hand). There are a million possibilities for these simple toys – from auditory sensory play to movement fun to musical exploration!
4 || Hape Quadrilla Marble Run Music Motion Set – A marble run construction set with an added bonus – small xylophone keys built into the pieces! Kids will hear their own unique little tune each time a marble runs through!
5 || Playme Pat Bells – These simple bells make beautiful tones simply with a tap. They are advertised as a great option for young children, children with low muscle tone, or children with motor skill delays because they are designed to ring easily when gentle pressure is applied.
6 || Plan Toys Banjo – The durable design of this “first banjo” is tough enough to stand up to a little wear and tear and is a great starting point for kids to learn about a string instrument.
7 || ALEX Bathtime Flutes – Here’s an option for bringing some musical fun into the tub! Fill the flutes with different amounts of water to make different notes. Waterproof song sheets included!
8 || Melissa and Doug’s Deluxe Band Set – This is an awesome all-in-one set of wooden instruments for your little one, including a recorder, kazoo, harmonica, jingle stick, xylophone, and castanets. Includes a wooden storage case.
9 || Plan Toys Percussion Set – This would go great with the Plan Toys Banjo (above). It’s a mini version of a drum set for your budding rock star! Includes 2 different sized drums, a pair of drumsticks, a cymbal, and a guiro!
10 || FAO Schwartz Big Piano – This giant danceable piano plays 10 pre-recorded songs and makes 8 different instrument songs! Your kiddo will love making music on the move!
What are your favorite musical toys? We’d love to hear! Leave us a comment below or on Facebook!
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