Musical Toys for Young Children
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Music can be introduced to young children from an early age. The first musical toy for a baby could be a mobile that hangs above their crib or a play mat that has interactive activities, sounds and lights. Research has shown that music helps the developing brain to grow and develop pathways that help the child perform complex tasks so, by introducing music as early as possible, you are not only fostering a feeling for the music but helping their development.
However not all musical toys are ideal for your child. We firmly believe that good quality toys, made to be durable and last are much better than cheap toys that will not only break easily but will produce ugly, tinny sounds. Buying a better quality toy, although initially more expensive, will pay for itself in the long run as it will last longer, will be passed down between siblings and, above all, will give a higher quality of sound.
In this hub we'll look at a selection of quality musical toys that have been tried and tested by parents and children and are fun to play with. One of the best ways to find out if a toy is good quality and well liked by children is to look at online reviews written by parents who have actually purchased the toy.
Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies & Lights Deluxe Gym
Fisher Price musical toys are good quality and educational. This play mat for babies has a range of activities plus music and rainforest sounds, lights and toys including a parrot, elephant, monkey and toucan plus a spinner, butterflies and a mirror. The base is soft and the gym is recommended from birth. The music or rainforest sounds can be set to play for twenty minutes to send your baby to sleep! More toys can be attached to the gym for more fun for your baby.
LeapFrog Learn & Groove Alphabet Drum.
Leapfrog are well known for their excellent educational toys and the alphabet drum is one of their best. It is recommended for kids from six months to about three years and has music.lights and interactive games. The three modes include learning, alpahabet and music mode. In the alphabet mode tapping the drum the letters are sounded out and show up on the drum. The LeapFrog Learn & Groove Alphabet Drum will help ypur child to learn letters and improve his musical skills. It is durable and will stand up to the attentions of a small child.
Fisher-Price Learn and Sing Teddy Bear
For young children we love this musical Teddy Bear. it is a cuddly toy that is well made and will last a long time. In addition it is an interactive educational toy that will help your child to learn letters, numbers and shapes. Each paw depicts either letters, numbers, symbols or music and squeezing the paw starts the interaction. As the alphabet paw is squeezed letters of the alphabet are sounded out as in ' Bear begins with B' etc and the letter B appears on the teddy bear's screen.
The Melody Harp by Trophy Music
Many children would like to play a musical instruments but some are hard for younger children. The Melody
Harp by Trophy Music is designed to be easy to play and uses a simple system that is easy for children to follow from the included song sheets which are placed in the harp. The harp is well made and plays beautiful music and is a good first musical instrument for a child. It does need to be tuned regularly which is a bit too hard for children to do.
Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes
Introducing young children to classical music is easy with this musical toy. Classical music includes seven pieces by Mozart, Chopin, Rossini and Vivaldi and features large colorful buttons with lights, a volume control and easy to grip handles. It is easy for very young children to operate and they'll have fun while listening to classical music. The quality of the music is surprisingly good for such a small toy and the pieces last for a long time. Lights flash in time to the music and the whole toy is very light and easy for a child to carry around.
Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube
Another musical toy with classical music the Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube is an interactive toy that introduces a child to five musical instruments, violin, piano, flute, harp and horn. They can be played as single instruments or together. A child can make new melodies by combining the different instruments. The cube is safe with smooth rounded corners and durable.
Introducing young children to music through good quality musical toys will give them a love of music that will last them all their lives. These toys are not only musical but educational too and will help your child to develop and learn as they have fun.
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