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Welcome to our vibrant collection of musical instruments specifically curated for kids, offering a wide variety of options that cater to all ages and skill levels. From beginners to budding musicians, our selection includes age-appropriate instruments such as mini keyboards, percussion sets, ukuleles, and recorders, designed to ignite a passion for music and self-expression. These engaging, high-quality instruments not only make learning fun but also enhance cognitive skills, creativity, and fine motor abilities. Dive into the world of music with our colorful and inspiring range, perfect for fostering a lifelong love for the art of sound.
1. What age should my child start playing a musical instrument?
There is no fixed age, as it depends on the child's interest and motor skills. Generally, children can start simple instruments like percussion or xylophones around age 3-5.
2. Which musical instrument is easiest for kids to learn?
Simple percussion instruments are easy for kids to start with. As for melodic instruments, ukulele and piano are often recommended for beginners due to their straightforward playing mechanics.
3. How can I choose the right musical instrument for my child?
Consider your child's interests, physical ability (size and strength), and personality. Also consider practical factors like the cost of the instrument and lessons, as well as the noise level.
Child's Interest: Find out which instrument your child is drawn to. Have they always been fascinated by the piano or do they keep talking about the guitar? Interest is a major motivation in learning to play and stick with an instrument.
Physicality: Consider the size, weight, and complexity of the instrument. For example, a smaller child might struggle with a full-sized guitar, but could handle a ukulele or a half-sized violin. Likewise, a young child may find it difficult to manage the keys and the breath control required for a wind instrument like the flute.
Personality: Is your child more of a solo performer or a team player? Instruments like the piano or violin can be played solo or in an ensemble, while others like the trumpet or the clarinet are often played in bands or orchestras.
4. How long should my child practice their musical instrument each day?
For beginners, 15-20 minutes per day can be sufficient. As they progress, this time should ideally increase.
5. Does playing an instrument benefit my child's academic performance?
Studies have shown that playing an instrument can improve various cognitive skills, including memory and problem-solving, which can have a positive impact on academic performance.
6. How can I encourage my child to practice their instrument?
Make practice a regular routine, give positive reinforcement, and show interest in their progress. You can also make it a fun activity by incorporating games or playing along with them.
7. Does my child need to be able to read music to play a musical instrument?
While it's not strictly necessary to start, learning to read music can greatly enhance a child's understanding and ability to play more complex pieces as they advance.
8. My child wants to quit their instrument, what should I do?
Discuss with them the reasons why they want to quit. It could be due to frustration, lack of interest in the instrument, or a desire to try something new. Offer solutions like trying a different instrument, teacher, or practice routine.
9. Can a musical instrument help my child develop socially?
Yes, playing an instrument can enhance social skills, particularly if they play in a band or orchestra. They learn to collaborate, listen to others, and appreciate the efforts of the team.
The 40cm Junior Djembe is a little pocket rocket of a drum; perfect for primary school aged children aged 4 – 8yrs. Its size, sound and durability ...View full details
A very popular kids’ drum, the 30cm Mini Djembe is great as a gift, or for kindergarten children. Get their imagination sparking as you introduce t...View full details
Take centre stage with this kid-sized musical set. Includes 2 different sized drums, a pair of drumsticks, a cymbal, and a guiro. The set stands ov...View full details
Get that rhythm started with this beautiful bongo set. Develop rhythm and co-ordination with basic beats. Suitable for ages: 3+ years Product is c...View full details
The perfect equipment to make music together. Enhances the sense of rhythm and concentration Little hands can hold them perfectly. Dimensions: 6.00...View full details
Clatter makes a click-clack sound that changes with play and goes from a gentle ripple to a clattering crescendo. Musical instrument toy suitable f...View full details
Wooden Jingle Stick 3yrs+ Brand - IQ Plus Music A wooden hand-held tambourine with chrome plated steel alloy jingles - delivering crisp cutting so...View full details
Cymbals 2pc 3yrs+ Brand - IQ Plus Music Diameter: 5cm IQ Plus mini cymbals create bright, resonating tones when played. Constructed from high qual...View full details
Half Moon Wooden Tambourine 15cm - IQ Plus 3yrs+ A wooden crescent tambourine with chrome plated steel alloy jingles - delivering crisp cutting so...View full details
The PlayMe Xylophone 12-Key is a beautifully designed and made musical instrument for children aged 3+. The PlayMe Xylophone is a 12 key musical in...View full details
Playme Pat Bells are beautifully crafted from beech and iron. Each bell represents one of the C major tones. A beginner can easily play a song by f...View full details
Children will have so much fun playing our ukulele to their hearts content! Beautifully crafted from basswood and boasting a natural finish, it is ...View full details
The wood is ribbed to give the guiro effect and two blocks which play different tones. When played, it can sound similar to frogs or even a purring...View full details
This beautiful 15 note rainbow coloured glockenspiel is more than a toy, it is a genuine musical instrument. It’s the metal bars that differentiate...View full details
This bell carousel has precision tuned bells to tap your own tune as it spins. Children can develop an awareness of musical concepts while exp...View full details
A colourful set of music bells, which can play eight different notes. Ideal fun activity whilst learning early stages of music appreciation. Eac...View full details
To play the kalimba, your little one can use their thumbs or index fingers to flick each note down. Making their own songs and different tunes will...View full details
This colourful drum provides different tones. The drumstick included has a natural rubber stopper on the end that makes a pleasant sound when it st...View full details
This musical instrument not only produces a nice tone to create melodies, it stimulates listening and musical skills as well as fine motor skills. ...View full details
Material: Natural wood, no paint or wax. Length: 3.94" (10cm) Finished with olive oil (the darker color as shown in the photos)
GOKI of Germany makes wonderful musical instruments for children – and the xylophones are among the most popular for good reason. This 8-note Xylo...View full details
Complete with a matching beater, this wooden multi tones block is a great addition to any music environment and will provide a unique sound. Age...View full details
Making the same sound as a tambourine, but with a refined design for small hands, the jingle stick is very popular in early childhood and therapeut...View full details
Beautifully designed to support musical development, as well as promoting fine motor skills. This glockenspiel has a full octave scale of musical n...View full details
A fun piece of hand percussion with a great sound. Delivers bright tones when struck with the beater. Smooth wooden finish, easy to play. Age reco...View full details
Great for classroom percussion music or playing at home. Made of environmentally sustainable rubber wood. Includes wooden scraper. Age recommendati...View full details
An engaging addition to any music corner. The small, lightweight but durable maracas can be used for developing basic rhythmic pattern and timing. ...View full details
Turn this Rain Maker over and hear sounds of the tranquil rainfall. Combine with other PlanToys® musical items to create a band! Size: 5.6 x 5.6 x ...View full details
The perfect equipment to make music together. Enhances the sense of rhythm and concentration. Dimensions: 18.00 cm (L)Age suitability: 3+
Beautiful QToys Wooden Rain Maker, is the perfect toy to keep little hands and minds busy. This toy has been designed to help with hand and eye coo...View full details
This beautiful wooden rain maker is the perfect toy to keep little hands and minds busy and has been designed to help with hand-eye coordination. T...View full details
Hand made musical instrument made from natural materials including seed podsThis is a musical instrument not a toy and not recommended for very you...View full details
Made from Coconuts, this is another addition to our growing range of natural music instruments.
Hold the rattle by the tail of the animal and shake it baby!Sold as a set of 2 pieces, one crocodile and one lizard.
Sam Taplin Illustrated by Rachel Green ISBN:9781409582403 Age 3+ Learn to play simple, step by step, well-known tunes on the sturdy keyboard atta...View full details
The cabasa, similar to the shekere, is a percussion instrument that is constructed with loops of steel ball chain wrapped around a wide cylinder. T...View full details
6" tambourine. Wood rim with calf skin head. Non-tunable. 5 pairs of jingles.
Pounding sends the balls tinkling over the xylophone. Pull out the keyboard and the xylophone can be played solo. Encourage engagment with your chi...View full details
This stunning chime bar makes the perfect keepsake. Not only does it look beautiful adorning your child's nursery shelves, it produces the most enc...View full details
Simply flick your wrist back and forth to hear the melodic sound of the Goki Tone Block with 4 Balls. Crafted from wood, the tone block has grooves...View full details
The perfect equipment to make music together. Trains the sensitive perception of sounds and enhances fine motor skills. Dimensions: 19.40 cm (L)Age...View full details
Shake, shake, shake! Get the playroom party going with the Ladybird Maracas. Made from wood they are painted with a sweet ladybird and are gently s...View full details
Our wooden egg shakers are the perfect size for little hands to shake, rattle and roll! Crafted from sustainably sourced wood each pair is unique, ...View full details
Made of natural beech wood. No harmful chemicals. Designed for little hands.
Hours of musical fun. Inspire the next generation of musicians with this quality percussion set. Ideal addition to any music, drama or play activit...View full details
Ideal for introducing children to music or for signalling transitions. Triangle complete with beater and holder. Ages: 3yrs +
This beautiful large glockenspiel by is more than a toy, it is a genuine prefessional musical instrument. It’s the metal tiles which differentiate ...View full details
Inspire a talent for music with our Kids Guitar. Featuring 6 nylon strings that can be tuned - just like a real guitar but downsized! It even comes...View full details