Music is magic, and musical toys for toddlers contribute to their development by creating an atmosphere where they can actively participate. Through the use of music, rhymes and song, children learn to associate sounds to words and meanings. Physical play with toys and puzzles will help kids learn about shapes and colors. Combine those shapes and colors in a toy with music and you add to the learning process in a natural and sensory way.
The same way that we as adults connect certain music with memories and emotions, so does a child. Music opens up pathways between the cells and the brain. These neural connections contribute to the ability to learn reading, writing and math skills. Musical toys are a great way for parents to interact with their kids in a fun way. Children respond to music best when they are participating. Get them clapping, smiling, rocking and marching to the beat. Over time, the physical participation and creativity while listening to music will become more sophisticated as the kids mature.
Musical toys are the best foundation for every child’s learning process.LeapFrog Learn and Groove Music Player (Scout)
Hours of active musical play for toddlers 18+ months. Twenty upbeat songs encourage children to explore and learn on the go. Teaches kids movement as they build motor skills. This is a Leapfrog toy and parents can connect to the Leapfrog Learning Path for customized learning insights and ideas to expand the learning.Hohner Kids Toddler Music Band
For ages 12 months and older this is a complete band in a box. Sea drum, xylophone and three musical shapes with bells and beads. Comes in a reusable box for easy storage and transport. This bestselling toy will allow the kids to get actively involved in making music.VTech KidiBeats Drum Set
This drum set provides a variety of fun with four modes of play, Free Play, Letters, Numbers, and Follow Along. Children aged 2-5 will enjoy rocking out to nine pre-set melodies for structured play or use the drumsticks to follow the lights on the drums as they learn about letters and numbers. Fun and educational.Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube
Recommended for any age this toy cube will provide the musical foundation for the little ones. Made with soft rounded corners this interactive toy teaches how sounds combine to create 8 Mozart masterpieces. Includes harp, french horn, piano, flute and violin instrument sounds.Fisher-Price Go Baby Go Poppity-Pop Musical Dino
This Musical Dino is for babies 6 months and up. Lively music, fun sounds, bright colors and exciting popping action are what this toy is all about. The actions and colors will stimulate the babies senses, grasping and dropping colorful balls into the dino for put and take play helps promote your little one’s fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Fun for years of development.Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Storybook Rhymes
Recommended for 6 months to 3 years of age. Storybook learning comes to life with a friendly bookworm, lights and sing-along nursery rhymes. Light up hands point the way for kids to turn the pages and learn about letters, numbers,colors and first words. Lots of fun and learning with this toy.Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Fun with Friends Musical Table
For 6 months and up. Younger babies can sit and use it or easily snap the legs on for older ones can cruise around the table to learn. Each character has a unique personality to interact with the kids. Teaches letters, numbers, opposites, shapes, colors, greetings and first words. Introduces words and animals with role play and encourages mobility to discover other colorful activites on the table.Hohner 6 Piece Rhythm Instrument Set
For 3 years and up this is a complete rhythm band all in one box. Fun for the whole family and comes with songs and activities for use with all the instruments. Includes a tambourine, rhythm sticks, nylon wrist bell, wood sounder and a triangle striker. Get your rhythm on with this great set.Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Love to Play Puppy
Baby can learn ABC’s and 123’s and parts of the body, plus sing along to ten favorite songs and games. Recommended for 6 months and up it is a great learning and interactive toy. The dog’s collar lights up to the music for additional color and fun.