Hey everyone – it’s Kelsey again, with the scoop from Magic Beans Fun Size, in NYC! As you may remember from my last blog, our store is located in the lobby at Kidville in the Upper East Side, and we sell a handpicked selection of the best-of-the-best toys for ages 0-5. As with any other Magic Beans store, along with our amazing selection, we offer superb customer service: my team will ensure that you find exactly the toy you need to make any birthday or holiday special.
Today’s list features some special treats to inspire your child’s early interest in music. Bring these terrific toys home and listen to your child making some joyous noise!
Looking for some tips on making music with your kids? Check out this guest post from a few years back from our friend Vanessa Trien!
1) Janod Confetti Mix Music, $44.99; ages 18 months and up
This all-in-one music table will let your little musician’s imagination run wild, with a cymbal, drum, and brightly colored xylophone. This sturdy, French-designed music table is made with solid beechwood, and is a perfect set up for an experimental jam session with your toddler.
2) Edushape Young Maestro, $29.99; ages 6 months and up
With this set of adorable shakers, your baby will be able to create music from a young age. The rounded edges and lightweight design make the shakers easy for little hands to grip and get their groove on! The set comes with 4 multicolored shakers that each have a different sound, encouraging kids to experiment with cause and effect. A great introduction to rhythm!
3) Toysmith Meowsic Kitty Keyboard, $49.99; ages 2 years and up
Kids can make beautiful meowsic on this charming cat-themed toy keyboard! It’s beyond cute, and it has terrific sound quality and plenty of musical options for kids to explore. The keyboard offers five instruments: piano, organ, banjo, bells, and cat-like “meowaphone.” Plus, it has a 20-song play list, a retractable microphone, and a built-in recorder. Your little one can control the tempo, record themselves, and play back the song! 4 AA batteries included.
4) Melissa and Doug Band in a Box, $24.99; ages 3 and up
From shaking the maracas to tapping the tambourine, this Melissa & Doug band set is ideal for creating some amazing music! This set has everything you would need for a one man percussion band (or a small group of kids), including a tambourine, cymbals, maracas, a clacker, tone blocks, and a triangle. Just open the box and let the music flow!
5) Oval Xylophone by Plan Toys, $22.99; ages 18 months and up
The Plan Toys Oval Xylophone is an adorable and enjoyable way to reinforce your child’s natural sense of harmony and rhythm. The colorful keys are wonderful for hand-eye coordination, and for furthering auditory development. This solid wood xylophone has five wooden keys, and comes with a wooden mallet. The sound is more muted than a metal xylophone, which makes it very satisfying for your child to pound away! Eco-friendly PlanToys products are made from natural, sustainable rubber wood and finished with non-toxic and child-safe vegetable dyes.