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Music is a wonderful opportunity for little ones to expand their sensory and imaginative personality. Music helps them to understand rhythm and harmony, and also to express themselves and their moods. This set of percussion instruments from Sevi is an easy way to get kids started. It comes with 8 pieces, including a tambourine, castanets, a triangle, maracas and a noise maker. Produced by Sevi, Europe’s oldest wooden toy company, this product contains parts and components that are recommended for children ages 2 and up.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33998 (added 3/26/2012)
Tranquil Turtle is the first Cloud B product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft, comforting character. Glowing in a relaxing aquamarine or amethyst color, the shell projects a magical underwater light effect with a gentle wave motion and plays soothing sounds to help children sleep. Launch date: February 2012.
Awards: 2012 NAPPA Honors, 2012 The National Parenting Center - Seal of Approval
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33534 (added 2/1/2012)
Little rock star swill take center stage playing Schoenhut's “next generation” guitar. Schoenhut's innovative design incorporating a molded composite body with dual curves greatly enhances sound and durability. The birch soundboard which offers excellent tone and resonance, hardwood neck (for rigidity), and molded composite fretboard ensure proper height and spacing of the frets. Six steel strings permit a wide range of rich sounds. Available in several vibrant designs. Includes: Pick and Extra String.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33480 (added 1/19/2012)
Pounding sends the balls tinkling over the xylophone. Pull out the keyboard and the xylophone can be played solo. All Hape products comply with EN71 and ASTM quality standards - wood used comes from FSC managed forests.
Awards: May 2012 TDmonthly Top Toy Award. Why it won: This item was named a Top-10 Musical toy in February and a Top-10 Wooden toy in March by specialty retailers interviewed by TDmonthly. Its innovative design combines the elements of the popular shape sorting/tapping toy and the xylophone, giving it great play value.
— As of 1/6/2012 this product had 4.2 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Durable; lots of ways to play. Cons: The keyboard is not properly tuned.
— In a 2012 survey about Musical Products, three out of 13 retailers said this item was their best seller. Kelly Boone, manager of The Elephant's Trunk in Greenville, S.C., told TDmonthly that they sold at least 36 during the holidays.
— In a February 2012 survey about wooden toys, two out of 14 retailers said that this was their bestseller in the category. Kristin Dolle, manager of Playthings Toy Shoppe in Louisville, Ky. told TDmonthly that they sell between 8 and 12 units of this item each month.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33433 (added 1/9/2012)
These holiday hats come in festive colors with a white faux-fur trim. Press the trim and the hat dances about while playing the classic tune "Jingle Bells." Requires 3AA batteries.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32079 (added 4/6/2011)
12" Elephant and mouse duet. They sing verses together and separately. Mouths move while singing the Irving Gordon song made famous by Nat King Cole, "Unforgettable." The elephant's baritone is offset by the mouse's sweet soprano.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32077 (added 4/6/2011)
This plush 11" stork flies on his blue plane with precious cargo. A jaunty blue cap and gingham bow in pale blue continue the baby boy nursery theme. Propeller spins and displays the light up message "Special Delivery!" while the Stork sings, “Hush Little Baby."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32076 (added 4/6/2011)
Chroma-Notes Deluxe Resonator Bell Set
From: RHYTHM BAND INSTRUMENTS LLC
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This product features colorful metal bars with matching color plastic resonator tubes that share the same color template as the Boomwhackers tuned percussion tubes. Line bells up to play solo, or separate them for use with small groups. The set is flexible enough to be used in classrooms as an educational tool, or at home for the sheer fun of making music. Standard contents include a carrying case, eight bells (C-c Diatonic Range), and eight mallets.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31893 (added 3/8/2011)
Schoenhut® 49-Key Baby Grand
From: SCHOENHUT PIANO COMPANY
Other products from SCHOENHUT PIANO COMPANY
These 49-key stringed pianos feature perfect pitch with true piano sound (without the use of electronics). The keys are the same dimensions as those on a full-sized piano, the keyboard half the width. Baby Grands are available in White, Black, Red; Upright in Black, White. Includes cushioned bench.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30947 (added 10/25/2010)
Schoenhut® Piano Pals Dog Piano
From: SCHOENHUT PIANO COMPANY
Other products from SCHOENHUT PIANO COMPANY
This versatile new little piano grows with your child! The main unit, decorated with a whimsical animal’s head, is perfect for toddlers because it sits safely and squarely on the floor within easy reach of little hands. Later on, the sides with the animal’s body can be attached, conveniently raising the piano to a comfortable upright height for an older child seated at the bench. Schoenhut toy pianos are noted for their excellent quality and unique chime-like tones. The width of the keys promotes proper finger placement, enabling an easy transition to a larger piano.
Awards: Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products - 2010
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30766 (added 10/11/2010)
This light-up silver disco ball is also an audio speaker. When an MP3 player or iPod is plugged in, the multicolored lights flash to the beat of the music. A line-in cable is included.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28952 (added 6/16/2010)
At bedtime, this dragon plush becomes a nighttime music box. With his glowing star and illuminated nose, Walter is designed to comfort children until they drift off to sleep.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28940 (added 6/16/2010)
This complete drum set for preschoolers comes with two drums, a metal cymbal, a guiro and two drumsticks. The drums are made of hardwood topped with durable latex drumheads. The set stands 13" tall and is designed to help children develop an early sense of rhythm and music.
— In a December 2012 survey, Peg Scholtes, owner of Capitol Kids LTD in Madison, Wisc., told TDmonthly that PlanToys brand instruments were her bestselling musical toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28937 (added 6/16/2010)
Tote Along Musical Mirror
From: INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
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The Tote Along Musical Mirror features straps on the back for easy attachment to cribs plus loops on the front to attach dangling toys, pacifiers and more. The faces on the tote light up one after the other in time with the music. The easy to operate switch can be activated by parent or baby for three modes of play: one plays soothing music for 10 minutes before switching off on its own, one plays stimulating music for ten minutes before switching off, and the other is activated by baby and plays short clips to encourage a reprise. This item is for use in cribs or alone on a mat and includes giraffe plush cuddle toy inside.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28075 (added 4/16/2010)
This high-quality wooden xylophone is designed with lifestyle colors, has a handle for easy toting and storage for two sticks. The baltic birch frame and maple keys and two sticks offer fun, safe early melodies. Robin Lehnert, Hape Marketing Manager, told TDmonthly, "A 10-month old begins with a rap and a tap. Who knows what could happen next on the very beginner xylophone." Launch date: February 2010.
— In a January 2014 survey, Cariad Owens Fichtner, manager of Out of the Blue, Ltd in Albuquerque, N.M., told TDmonthly that Hape Xylophones were one of the top-2 best-selling musical toys at her store.
— In a January 2015 survey, two out of 10 retailers told TDmonthly that Xylophones were their store's best-selling music toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27999 (added 4/14/2010)
Youngsters can tap on both sides of this wood drum. One side is a classic tone drum and the other has a regular drum sound. The see-through drum surface allows children to trace beads inside in a secure maze. It comes with two drum sticks. Launch date: February 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27995 (added 4/14/2010)
Chroma-Notes Hand Bells
From: RHYTHM BAND INSTRUMENTS LLC
Other products from RHYTHM BAND INSTRUMENTS LLC
High quality construction and accurate intonation make this 8-Note Handbell Set a great value. Each of the eight metal bells are marked with the proper note in the C-C range and corresponding number to help children learn the musical scale. Standing five inches tall, the long handles enable players to grasp the bells securely. Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27793 (added 3/30/2010)
The GummiBear character that has become an internet sensation is now licensed as a karaoke for children. With 50 built-in songs for kids, the microphone recognizes pitch and sync as they sing to the music, grading the child's performance along the way. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27764 (added 3/26/2010)
These musical neckties are made of corrugated sheet metal and can be played as a musical instrument when strumming metal-capped fingers along it.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27676 (added 3/24/2010)
LOOPZ™ takes the timeless play pattern of memory games to a new level by adding light, music and motion. This interactive game is a test in rhythm and coordination consisting of four semi-circular rings with infrared sensors that light up to create challenging patterns players must follow. Seven different game modes allow players to play solo, head-to-head, host up to 4 players or even turn LOOPZ™ into a musical instrument.
—As of 1.07.2011 this product had 5 out of 5 stars on Walmart.com and was the #2 bestselling item in the Games & Puzzles category. Pros: Seven different games; single player and multi-player options. Cons: Some levels are not challenging enough for older children.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27620 (added 3/17/2010)
Little kids can Pollywolly doodle all day on this wooden banjo
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26790 (added 1/27/2010)
WebRappers are the ambassadors of health, wellness and happiness for children of all ages, from diapers to Depends. WebRappers celebrates life's special moments from birthdays to retirement, plus encourages healthy eating habits and drinking responsibly. Not only do the plush toys rap and record, but they also wrap around wrists, gifts, cribs, vitamins, bottles, ankles, etc. The WebRappers website features hundreds of musical greetings and genres in multiple languages to choose from for friends and family. Launch date: February 14, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26690 (added 1/14/2010)
A smaller version of the Chimalong, the Mini Chimalong comes attached to an illustrated full-color spiral-bound songbook that can be propped up for both the player and the singers to read their parts simultaneously. It folds into a traveling toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26404 (added 12/14/2009)
Big empty spice nut shells sound like falling water. The Spice Nut Shaker measures 11" and is made in Indonesia.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26343 (added 12/10/2009)
This seven-tone pentatonic glockenspiel has a lovely, crystal-clear sound.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26329 (added 12/10/2009)
Chicco’s award-winning Music ‘N Play Table features a reversible table packed with engaging activities designed to help your baby learn through play. The electronic side includes a piano with large colorful keys, flashing lights, and fun melodies. There are 3 piano playing modes, 8 electronic tunes, and 4 different instrument sounds. The table also includes 8 ‘Bugs & Bees’ activities that target multiple skills that are important for your baby to develop. If you flip the table over, you’ll find a building block base to build on using the 10 included building blocks.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26201 (added 11/25/2009)
Tuned to a C Major scale, the Chimalong is an 8-note metallophone that can be played by number, color or notes. The youngest children will use the included 15-song songbook to play by color; older children can play by number. As they progress, they'll learn to read the music and play by note. Additional songs are available on the Woodstock Chimes website. Packaged in a 4-color window box. Comes with 2-mallets, 15-song songbook and an extra #7 tube, which changes the B (for key of C) to B flat (for key of G), giving greater musical flexibility. Chimalong is "recommended for its educational value by many professional musicians, including John Sebastian, Marilyn Horne, André Watts, Peter Schickele and the late Jim Henson," Peggy Daniel, Web Development Director of Woodstock Chimes, told TDmonthly. The Chimalong has received the following awards: 2003 Parent's Choice Top 25 Toys in 25 Years; 1995 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Classic Toy, Blue Chip Award; 1995 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, Platinum; 1995 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, Gold Seal; and 1987 Parent's Choice Gold Award. Launch date: 1986.
― Karen Park, owner of Zaks Gifts in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., only recently began selling Chimalongs, she told TDmonthly in 4Q 2010; she sells about four per month.
— Patti Tepper-Rasmussen, owner of Learning Tree Toys, Games & Books, Inc. in Oklahoma City, Ok., told TDmonthly in a January 2015 survey that the Woodstock Chimalong is their store's best-selling musical toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25789 (added 10/28/2009)
Musical toys specially designed to lead babies from the first discovery of noise and sounds into the creative world of making music. The four-piece set includes: baby xylophone, rattle roller, mini wave drum and spinner mini rainbomaker.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25652 (added 10/20/2009)
This tambourine features a unique modern shape with a comfortable grip for small hands. It's light but durable. There are four pairs of steel jingles under a safe clear cover. It comes in a variety of colors.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25651 (added 10/20/2009)
This wind-up musical doll rolls her head in time with the music. She's "Jo" in the "Little Women" collection.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25106 (added 8/25/2009)
The thumb piano or marimba is easy to play and has a quiet soothing sound. By gently striking the ends of the keys with your thumbs, you can play familiar melodies and rhythms or improvise your own. It is a fun instrument to play since anything you play on it sounds good. "The Schoenhut Thumb Piano has twelve metal tongues or keys," explained Kristy Schaffer, manager of Schoenhut. "It is primarily a percussion rhythm instrument. Simple songs are easily tapped out using only your thumbs. It is tuned to the C key. Each instrument is handcrafted." It won a 2005 Dr. Toy Best Children's Vacation Products. Launch date: 2005
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20224 (added 8/25/2008)
This beautifully illustrated and designed music box features four drawers for storing treasures as well as a main compartment for jewelry, etc. "The unique design and illustration of our products make them ideal for the specialty market," said Liz Bjornstad, sales administrator for Enchantmints. This product won a Creative Child Magazine top toy award for 2008. Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20141 (added 8/21/2008)
This colorful, five-note xylophone is solid wood, yielding a gentle sound when struck by the included mallet. Made from sustainably harvested materials and safe for children under 3, the simple instrument is a great first tool for young children to begin exploring tone and rhythm.
— Denis Hofsetter, owner of The Toy Store in Atlanta, told TDmonthly in summer 2008 that Plan Toys is his top supplier of musical instruments for children. “We don't always have them in stock, but they always do well when we have them.”
— “More and more parents are aware of the importance of interaction with sound, both visually and textually,” said Mary Ellen Cerney, owner of Dear Friends and Children in Duncan, Okla.
— Meredith Zellweger, owner of Toy Jungle in Manhattan Beach, said she has noticed an increase in Plan Toys as people search for greener products for their children. Three of 52 retailers named products from Plan as best sellers in their stores when surveyed in November 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20045 (added 8/12/2008)
Great instrument with great sound for young and older kids! It comes in happy colors.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18290 (added 4/8/2008)
Baltic birch plywood table measures 15" H x 26" W x 22" D and features a real leather drum, a cymbal, a single octave xylophone, a single octave xylopipe and four multicolored maracas with four mallets. All musical components are easy to replace if they are ever damaged to insure a long life for this product.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18013 (added 3/17/2008)
The instrument construction set consists of colorful, anatomically incorrect and interlocking construction pieces that children can use to assemble a variety of distinctive musical instruments. The set includes a CD of original music, a large metallic whistle, a canister with a top that converts into a tambourine and a bottom that converts into a drum, drumsticks, a washboard rattle, sand-filled shakers and four poseable eyes that turn the musical instruments into characters. The 42 construction pieces are all compatible with other Bonz sets. Launch date: February 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17947 (added 3/12/2008)
The instrument measures 29"L x 17"W x 26"H and consists of 11 color-band coded aluminum tubes. It features a G-A-B-C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C tuning system, red finish wood, blue power-coated steel legs, two mallets, a songbook and a white gift box with a four-color label. Minimal assembly is required.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16945 (added 1/8/2008)
The iCoaster combines sight, sound and speed with extreme magnetic force, high-tech design and ultra-cool physics. Each track features hidden magnets, causing the metal ball to move along the track performing stunts and passing through sensors to trigger a beat or song. Kids can build the suggested extreme coaster configurations and use the pre-included sounds, or use their imagination to build their own track and plug in their digital music players and use their own songs. This product is a winner of numerous awards, including a 2007 iParenting Media Award, Fall 2007 Parent’s Choice Award, 2007 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval Award and Parents Magazine Best Toys for the Holidays Award. “The iCoaster is the perfect toy to promote creativity, allowing kids to construct a visual and technological masterpiece,” Carine Sroujian of Mega Brands told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16636 (added 12/18/2007)
Musical DNAâ Software, LLC presents the very first exact visual translation of music; color-coded to the rainbow, geometrically precise, fully customizable and interchangeable between two and three dimensions.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16634 (added 12/18/2007)
Schoenhut's® sturdy 37-key piano was designed with the Day Care industry in mind, but is perfect for the home too. Built of solid maple and one-half inch birch plywood, it is crafted entirely by hand and built to endure active play. With a keyboard almost half the size of that on an adult piano, the three-octave span allows plenty of room for playing with both hands.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15344 (added 9/24/2007)
Each Happy Baby Bag contains a cuddly, plush hand puppet for entertaining baby, a full-length CD with gentle, instrumental tunes to make young ones feel happy and secure, and an adorable star-shaped squeezable rattle. “By combining both a high-quality hand puppet with a calming CD of lovely music, the Happy Baby Bag is unique in terms of the interactive possibilities it offers for the whole family,” Claudia Marx of Rock Candy Music & Gift told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15323 (added 9/21/2007)
Little kids will have an extra attachment to music when they use this cuddly crocodile to bang out a tune. The mallet rests in his throat until little ones are ready to play. The croc is plush and the xylophone is made of wood. Launch Date: 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15260 (added 9/19/2007)
Bontempi Saxophone, Trumpet and Clarinet Trio 16"
From: INTEGRATED GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
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This boxed, musical trio includes trumpet, saxophone and clarinet with color-coded keys and a shiny silver sheen. Bontempi’s boxed horns are color coded and with Bontempi’s 7 Note 7 Color Musical method, can be played right out of the box.
— This shiny trio of instruments is a best seller at Kazoo & Company in Denver, Owner Diana Nelson told TDmonthly in early 2009.
— Jeanne McCullough, owner of Children's Store Inc. in Boise, Idaho, said in January 2010 that her Bontempi instruments “sell like crazy.”
— “[They are] great little instruments that sound nice,” said Nerice Kendter, owner of Busy Bee Toys in Doylestown, Pa., when asked by TDmonthly about best sellers in the music department.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15107 (added 9/10/2007)
Children can easily make music on this solid wood instrument by sliding a song sheet under the strings and plucking the string above each note. It comes with tuner pick, a spare wire and 12 songs, including “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and “Rock-a-Bye Baby.”
— “The Music Maker is really popular,” said Steve Ellerhoff, manager at Finnegan's Toys and Gifts in Portland, Ore. Ellerhoff was part of a January 2010 survey of 48 retailers concerning their best-selling musical items.
— “The Music Maker, made by European Expressions, is popular because it's a no-brainer musical instrument,” Steve Shelton, owner of Magical Moon Toys in Logan, Utah, told TDmonthly in early 2010. “[Kids] can follow along right out of the box.”
― “One day we got in six, and sold three the first hour they were in the store,” said Mary Sisson, co-owner of Kazoodles in Vancouver, Wash. (see her talk about the Music Maker in the attached video).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14531 (added 8/8/2007)
My First Piano II
From: SCHOENHUT PIANO COMPANY
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Schoenhut's bright red, wooden, 25-key tabletop is the perfect choice for a toddler's first piano. Both fun and educational, it is an ideal instrument for developing eye-hand coordination and encouraging musical creativity. Chromatically tuned, the lovely chimelike notes are produced by little hammers striking precision-ground, German steel music rods. The tone never changes nor will the piano ever need tuning. Schoenhut's patented Learning System, with its play-by-color teaching method, makes playing simple and fun. A removable color strip fits behind the keys to guide small fingers from chord to chord. The chart also works on adult keyboards, since keys on Schoenhut toy pianos are of corresponding width. This teaches children proper finger placement from the very beginning. The accompanying Songbook contains a collection of familiar tunes. This Learning System has been specially designed to build a child's confidence and develop basic playing skills. It comes in red and white. Launch date: 2005.
- This model was Schoenhut's best seller for 2010. It was also the model given away by TDmonthly's Charitable Kid, Kimberly (then 14) of South Carolina -- 100 times over! As a reward for her charity and careful selection of institutions to receive the toy pianos, Kimberly was given a number of other high-quality Schoenhut instruments, many of which she shared with her younger sisters.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13823 (added 6/29/2007)
This high-quality musical instrument is chromatically tuned and features lovely chime-like notes that are produced by little hammers striking precision-ground, German steel music rods (versus the conventional taut wires used in full-sized pianos). Schoenhut's patented Learning System, with its play-by-color teaching method, makes playing simple and fun. A removable color strip fits behind the keys to guide small fingers from chord to chord, and is also suitable for use on adult-sized keyboards. The accompanying songbook contains a collection of familiar tunes. Launch date: July 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13796 (added 6/28/2007)
With each thump of the soft hammer, baby hears a variety of sounds or gets a pop-up surprise. This electronic activity toy for ages 9 months and up comes with a battery. Launch date: January 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13129 (added 5/24/2007)
This musical set of eight building blocks teaches children about the orchestra, its instruments, notes positioned on the staff (the “C” scale) and more. Each block features a musical bar on top, so that when kids line up the blocks, they will produce a xylophone. The set comes with a song book and two mallets, all housed in a carrying case that measures 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". Launch date: August 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12974 (added 5/21/2007)
This wonderful 22-1/2" scale Juba Clownfish guitar with a built-in speaker and volume control knob requires a 9-volt battery. It also can be plugged into an amplifier (sold separately). Perfect for children and adults alike, it has 20 frets, a rosewood fretboard and quality tuners. Goldfish kids’ guitars are twice the quality of toy-store guitars at the same price. This guitar may also be enjoyed by teens and adults as a travel instrument.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11775 (added 3/5/2007)
This dynamic, new line of 44-key baby grand and upright pianos, launched to coincide with Schoenhut’s 135th anniversary, features true piano sound … without the use of electronics. The mid-sized piano is less intimidating for small children who want to learn to play the piano. This line is not intended to replace Schoenhut’s vintage models that feature chime-like tones, such as those originally developed by Albert Schoenhut in 1872. Rather, the introduction is in response to requests from customers for a “new” sound. It’s available in black, white or red. Launch date: January 2007.
— If parents wish to start their kids on the piano before they’re ready for the real baby grand, this stunningly beautiful instrument with authentic piano sound is the way to go. It received a TDmonthly Top Toy 2007 award for innovation in mechanics and design within the category of musical instruments for children, as well as its ability to grace any space while furthering a young child’s music education.
Toy Fair 2007
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11647 (added 2/26/2007)
SweetPea3 MP3 Player for kids
From: SweetPea Toy Company Ltd.
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The SweetPea3 is a fully featured MP3 digital music player designed for infants and toddlers. It stores two hours of music or stories, and allows children as young as a year old to safely listen to music over the built-in speaker. The ultra-simple controls and robust enclosure combine to deliver a satisfying audio experience for children and parents alike.
— “This is the only digital music player that features a built-in speaker and does not require young children to wear headphones,” Dan Lemay of Peapod Toys told TDmonthly. “All other players on the market rely on headphones and if they do offer a speaker option, it is in the form of a large docking station.” Launch date: February 11, 2007; available May 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10220 (added 11/27/2006)
For the young and the not so young lovers of music, we offer this musically tuned, hand painted wooden recorder. Ideal for all ages. Create beautiful music alone or with friends. Has been used in the school bands.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8364 (added 6/21/2006)
Surprise your friends with a novel new instrument and a JAMTOWN formula for making music. Start with three drums in one, decorated in bright sun, moon and star designs. A colorful guide walks one or two players through a foolproof way to create jammin’ rhythms that bring smiles to faces young and old. It’s as easy as saying, “Sun. Sun. Moon. Star. Moon.” It’s fun and easy to demo in your store. It comes complete with guide and two sticks for duets. It can hang on a peg for retail display.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6885 (added 2/9/2006)
Eight multi-colored, precision tuned bars give any toddler room to make bright, colorful sounds. This product includes an attractive vinyl bag and child-safe mallet.
— When asked about hot-selling music items in his store, Jude Larene, owner of Izilla Toys in Seattle, said, "Probably the Hohner toddler [Glockenspiel].”
— Larene said he sells about 10 a month of the Hohner xylophone-like toy.
— Two of 45 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly said Hohner musical toys are customer favorites.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6386 (added 1/6/2006)
Little tykes can move to the beat using this music-making kit. Included are a Samba whistle, tambourine, guiro, cast and a CD of Samba music.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6379 (added 1/6/2006)
First Birthday Rhythm Set
From: RHYTHM BAND INSTRUMENTS LLC
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Made of high-quality, impact-resistant plastic, this set will last through those early years when motor skills are being developed. These musical instruments come packaged in a sturdy container, with handle, for easy transport and storage. The visually appealing, graphically fun design of the set will entice youngsters to explore the world of rhythm and begin to discover their musical abilities. The First Birthday Rhythm Set includes: Wave Drum, Rattle Roller, Clip-Clap, Handy Bell, Baby Maraca and Animal Castanet.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6210 (added 12/29/2005)
Age Range: 3 and up
Recipient of Parents' Choice and Oppenheim Gold award, this is a great starter set of instruments from around the world. Authentic, rich-sounding instruments handcrafted by village artisans in Peru and Bali include a pair of claves (wood rhythm sticks), shaker (carved dried gourd), and drum (double headed goat skin stretched over wooden bark frame). Audiotape, rhythm cards, 30-page activity guide, and carrying bag are included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4471 (added 9/7/2005)
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