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MSRP: $24.95Age Range: All AgesSKU or Item #: 00-14872Launch Date: April 1996Gender: Boys And Girls
Offering everything one needs to know to start playing, this kit teaches how to play the chromatic and diatonic harmonica through an easy to understand and enjoyable step-by-step system. It includes licks in the style of favorite performers, plus numerous listening suggestions and musical examples. The CD-ROM is for Windows and Macintosh. "Part of Alfred's legendary 'Teach Yourself to Play' series, this kit comes with a real harmonica, book and enhanced CD," Marina Terteryan, marketing coordinator for Alfred Publishing, told TDmonthly. Launch date: April 1996.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22058 (added 1/9/2009)
MSRP: $9.95Age Range: 6 and upSKU or Item #: 00-30320Launch Date: May 2008Gender: Boys And Girls
Written for easy recorder, this book and recorder pack gives one everything needed to start playing. The book features big, easy-to-read notes, a beginner's guide to playing the recorder, and a clear, simple introduction to reading music. Seven of the most well-known "Star Wars" themes and melodies are included. Launch date: May 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22057 (added 1/9/2009)
MSRP: $39.95Age Range: 4 and upLaunch Date: April 2008Gender: Boys And Girls
Children can compose and experience music at the most basic level, before ever picking up an instrument or learning to read. This series of interactive music activities facilitates experimenting with the fundamentals of pitch, rhythm and sounds of various instruments and styles of music. Children can compose their own music using the musical canvas feature, which "lets children experiment with composing music visually — they paint at the top for a high note, bottom for a low note, and use a variety of instruments, including rhythm section," Marina Terteryan, marketing coordinator for Alfred Publishing, told TDmonthly. The series includes "Making Music," "Making More Music," "Hearing Music," "Playing Music," "World of Music" (beginner) and "World of Music" (intermediate). Launch date: April 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22056 (added 1/9/2009)
MSRP: $24.95Age Range: 4 and upSKU or Item #: 00-30721Launch Date: September 2008Gender: Boys And Girls
This book and CD collection features rich and diverse musical entertainment for young children and grown-ups. Led through "A World of Happiness" by engaging characters such as “Knowa’ the Cat” and “Lady Leo-Lani,” the ladybug, children will discover inspiring stories and toe-tapping, thoughtful songs. lyrics and sheet music are included, and each age-appropriate chapter focuses on a positive, universal character trait and contains a “Happiness Activity." For teachers, there are accompanying music lesson plans designed and developed by Music Educators National Conference (MENC). "Each of the wonderful performers on the recording truly believes that the world can be a better place and that it all begins with the children," Marina Terteryan, marketing coordinator for Alfred Publishing, told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22055 (added 1/9/2009)
MSRP: $24.95Age Range: 3 to 12SKU or Item #: 00-29996Launch Date: April 2008Gender: Boys And Girls
"S.O.S. Songs of the Sea" combines music, creativity and fun for music teachers, classroom teachers, child care providers and kids. Students will enjoy learning about the sea and its creatures through the engaging songs and activities. "This is an all-in-one activity kit for home or classroom use, with suggestions for ocean-themed decorations, songs, art activities and food. It can be easily implemented by non-musically-trained instructors, and the accompaniment CD lets the children sing along to each song. S.O.S. is created with the Orf philosophy of musical teaching," Marina Terteryan, marketing coordinator for Alfred Publishing, told TDmonthly. The product received a 2008 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval. Launch date: April 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22054 (added 1/9/2009)
MSRP: $19.95Age Range: 7 to 16
Fun games abound in this software package, designed to teach skills such as note naming, intervals, scales, music symbols and terminology. According to the Parent’s Choice Web site, “All the children with whom the software was tested said that this program was a relief from sitting at the piano or memorizing study guides.” It received an iParenting Media award in 2004.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4091 (added 8/3/2005)