Showing posts with label Musical Instruments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Musical Instruments. Show all posts

December 4, 2018

Melissa & Doug Learn-To-Play Piano Review

The Melissa & Doug Learn-To-play Piano is a fun and educational toy for young children. The bright colors are attractive to little ones, and the two full octaves mean that children are able to learn more about playing music from this than from a standard toy xylophone.

Melissa & Doug Learn-To-Play Piano Review

Features Of The Melissa & Doug Learn-To-Play Piano

  • Bright colors,
  • Made of hard wood,
  • 25 keys, all hand tuned,
  • 2 full octaves,
  • Includes song book,
  • Suitable for children aged 3+,
  • Measurements: 15.8" x 9.5" x 11.5"

Is The Melissa & Doug Learn-To-Play Piano Worth Buying?

Many parents want to encourage their children to play music from an early age. Buying a standard electronic keyboard, or a real piano, can often be too expensive, especially when you're not sure if your child will even enjoy playing!

The Melissa & Doug Learn-To-Play Piano offers a cheaper alternative to encourage musical play at a low price tag.

November 23, 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

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

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

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

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

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


November 22, 2016

Melissa & Doug Band In A Box Musical Instruments Review

Melissa & Doug Band In A Box Musical Instruments Review
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

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 Review
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 5 Piece 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.

VTech KidiBeats Drum Set for Preschoolers

VTech KidiBeats Drum Set for Preschoolers
VTech designs so many fabulous educational toys and The VTech KidiBeats Drum Set is no exception!

If you are looking to give your preschooler a great start in music and especially the drums, this is a solid choice to get them going.

It's currently the number one bestseller in it's category at the time of writing and is contantly in the top 10. How could you go wrong?

This toy not only introduces your child to the experience of music but also to letters and numbers as well.

There are so many options of play to entertain your child.

Let’s have a closer look to see what else this drum set has to offer.

November 18, 2016

Bontempi Toy Saxophone: Kids Love It!

Coming from a musical family there was always an abundance of real musical instruments for me to play and experiment with. 

My grandfather had a great old banjo which he taught me to play and both of my uncles played woodwind instruments, a trumpet and a clarinet. 

So what do you do it you don't have real musicians in your family but want to encouraging your child to take an interest in music. 

It can be one of the best ways to develop their creativity, coordination and sense of rhythm early on.

Bontempi Toy Saxophone: Kids Love It!
There is no shortage of musical instruments available to allow your child to play. 

Not too many toy versions of instruments are available for younger children who may not be able to play bigger instruments.

My fave was always the saxophone. The players always looked like they were having a great time. 

So here is a great toy starter sax to get your child going. the Bontempi toy saxophone. 

It’s not a real saxophone, but it does the job to allow young children to have a feel at playing music on their own.