23 November 2016

5 Awesome Holiday Musical Gift Ideas for Pre-Schoolers & Toddlers

Do you have a preschooler on your gift list that is difficult to buy for?

Of course, a challenging puzzle, book or game can offer a preschooler a fantastic gift, it may not be exactly what they are looking for.

Let’s look at one of the most popular holiday gifts types for preschoolers.

Musical Toys

 

5 awesome musical toys for toddlers


Musical toys are often misrepresented for babies and toddlers.

When we say musical toys here, we are not talking about any old toy that lights up and blares out a number of pre-recorded tunes. We are talking about basic musical toys that can teach children about musicality.

Percussion toys are a great starting point, as are simple wind instruments like a toy harmonica.

Children can learn cause and effect, and it has been shown that children who play with musical toys at a young age are more likely to take up playing an instrument in later life.


* click an image below to read about on Amazon
* click on the blue links to read my full review

Here are a few examples of toys that should fit the bill:


  •  Bontempi Toy Saxophone

    Bontempi Toy Saxophone

    This is a great looking toy that comes in an elegant silver color.
    It has 8 keys that can play a scale as well as three songs! 
    "Jingle Bells, Oh Susanna & Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

    Suitable for children aged 3 and up

>>>>>Read the full review here>>>>>

 

 

  •  VTech KidiBeats Drum Set

    VTech KidiBeats Drum Set

    This fabulous set comes in 2 eye catching colorways
    Blue & orange {pictured} & Pink & purple  
    Has 3 drum pads and a high hat cymbal!

    Suitable for 2 - 5 year olds

>>>>>Read the full review here>>>>>



  • Hohner 5 Piece Toddler Music Band


Hohner 5 Piece Toddler Music Band
Easy for tiny hands to hold

5 piece set complete with 3 rattles

Fun colors

Suitable for ages 12months and up

>>>>>Read the full review here<<<<<

 

 

  •  Melissa & Doug Band in a Box


Melissa & Doug Band in a Box

10 items in the box

6 musical instruments in total

Easy way to store items

Suitable for ages 4 and up

>>>>>Read the full review here<<<<<




  • VTech Record and learn KidiStudio


VTech Record and learn KidiStudio
Awesome keyboard with 40 songs and melodies

Ability to record your own songs!

Tons of sound options including saxophone, violin & trombone

Suitable for ages 3 - 6 years


>>>>>Read the full review here<<<<<

 

 

All of the above items (as of writing) are on the AMAZON 

Best Sellers in Preschool Musical Toys (view full list here)

 

22 November 2016

Melissa & Doug Band In A Box Musical Instruments Review

Band in a Box by Melissa & Doug

We all want to encourage our kids to excel whatever field that might be in. One great way to do this is giving them toys that combine entertainment with education.

The Melissa & Doug Band in a Box is an excellent way to encourage kids to play music while having fun.

Let's take a closer look at the product and see if it's worth buying.

VTech Record and Learn KidiStudio Review


VTech Record and Learn KidiStudio


If your kids loves music then the VTech Record and learn KidiStudio would make a perfect gift for Christmas, a birthday, or special occasion. It's another Amazon best seller as well as an award winner!

This toy gives your child a chance to be on the other side of music where he/she can create and record their own creations. And the best part is that they can do so in their own voice or by playing around with the over 40 songs, melodies, and instrument sounds available on the keyboard.

Ideal for kids aged 3-6, but can also used by kids as old as 12 years so it can grow with them.  This is one gift you can be sure that your little one will adore.

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space Review

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space


The Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space by Fisher Price is an interactive play space that is all about encouraging your baby to get active!

Children are reward for interacting with the bright, colorful touch sensitive bar with light shows, music, songs and games!

There are three ways to play with the Bright Beats Play Space; Piano Play, Dance Party and Learning & Games.

  • Mode 1 - With Piano Play, children can touch the various sections of the interactive bar and are rewarded with lights, sounds and music. 
  • Mode 2 - In Dance Party mode, children are prompted to get up and be active to motivating fun music. 
  • Mode 3 - Learning & Games mode is exactly what it sounds like! 
What more could you want for your child?

Hohner 5 Piece Toddler Music Band Review




Hohner Kids Toddler Music Band
Hohner Kids Toddler Music Band

The Hohner 5 Piece Toddler music band is a great little musical instrument set for youngsters. The idea is simple – give kids lots to play with, and allow them to play in groups too.

This and the potential for educational play are what makes the music band an appealing purchase.

Does it live up to its potential? Let’s take a look.