Music is well known to boost many benefits for children. Why not give your little one a head start with some great musical instrument toys.
We decided to pick 10 of the best music instrument toys for your toddlers. Here you will find many different options, from lovely wooden percussion sets to a magic Mozart Cube!
1. Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone
We start off the list with this beautiful multifunctional toy. Hape Pound & Tap Bench is a wooden toy, which comes with a wooden housing with three different balls on top, a slide-out xylophone, and a hammer. The whole point of this toy is that your child can hammer the balls down onto the xylophone when placed in the housing or they can play the xylophone separately when taken out.
The whole frame is made out of wood and is beautifully colored and age-appropriate. The xylophone is meant for babies and toddlers to learn basic things about sound. It comes at a great price too.
2. YEZI Kids Toy Classical Ukulele Guitar
This is a great little ukulele guitar for kids. It’s made out of plastic (resembling wood) and it has 4 nylon strings attached. It’s a perfect fit for children's hands as it’s small and it can be played just like a normal ukulele/guitar.
The strings are classical nylon strings and the instrument is fully tunable. This isn't just a toy, it's a miniature version of a great instrument. It's an affordable and quality made toy instrument.
3. Xylophone Table Music Toys of Ohuhu
This is a multifunctional instrument toy. It’s made out of plastic and it’s meant for toddlers to help them learn sounds, colors, develop their motor skills and so on. It comes with 18 preprogrammed songs and you can choose to play the xylophone, guitar, piano, trumpet, and drum sounds on it. It also has different preprogrammed games like whack-a-mole that will help keep your kid occupied and happy for a long time.
4. Woodstock Kid's Accordion
This is a toy for older kids. It’s a 2 octave, 10 buttons kids accordion. It’s made out of plastic and is sized down to match kids' hands. It’s a fully playable accordion and it comes with a notebook, so your kid can learn some real songs to play on it.
It’s sturdy and affordable, and as such can be used as a toy as well as an instrument.
5. Click N' Play Gigantic Keyboard Play Mat
This reminds of the walking piano from the old movie 'Big' with Tom Hanks.
Another great fun musical toy. As you the name says, this is a big keyboard playing mat, with 24 keys. Since you have to step with your feet, it’s best suited for the kids that can already walk fully.
As for the toy itself, it’s made out of sturdy vinyl, so it will take on anything your kids throw at it. It has 8 different instrument sound sets on it. Also, it has 4 different modes – play, record, demo, and playback. It’s a different toy not to just learn about music but also for your kids to stay active and train their motor functions when jumping over this toy.
6. Click n' Play Set of 2 Musical Wind Instruments for Kids
In this set, you get two instruments for kids – a saxophone and a trumpet. Each one is made out of plastic with a silver finishing paint to make them look realistic.
The instruments themselves have the notes color-coded, so your child can learn how to play songs that come in a songbook very easily. They are tuned fine, so it can be used as a proper instrument to play music (of course, with fewer notes). It’s a great affordable toy instrument but you should be aware that it’s not really durable since it’s made out of plastic.
7. Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube
Moving back to the toddler toys. This is not really an instrument but more of a toy. It’s made out of plastic, and it’s a cube with 6 different buttons. It plays eight Mozart tunes and by pressing the buttons you can mute or unmute a single instrument. Also, there is a button to play all of the instruments at once.
This is really a baby or toddler toy, as it’s used to help kids learn different sounds and evolve their motor skills. You can’t really play anything on it, but it is fun for kids with all the different colors and lights. It needs 3 AA batteries to run it and the price is affordable for this high-quality toy.
8. 3 in 1 Toddler Drum Set Piano Keyboard Xylophone Toys
Another great multifunctional toy for toddlers. With this toy, you get three different instruments: drums, xylophone, and a piano. The keys on the keyboard are color-coded and have different animals on them so you can teach your kid new things besides music.
It comes with two drum sticks with which you can play and is made out of plastic. It has a volume button so you can turn the sound down (A great feature for the parents that might want a bit more quiet!).
9. LITTLE SIENA Toddler Musical Instruments
This is a perfect toy for young kids. It consists of 4 different instruments. You get one miniature xylophone and three different types of rattles and bells. It’s all made really well and beautifully painted. Your baby will love playing with it. Also, it can be used by older children, since it does provide decent sound. The price is affordable and you won’t regret buying this.
10. ANTAPRCIS Piano Toy
A miniature toy piano with 24 keys will give your child an early start to becoming a master pianist! This miniature piano is made out of plastic and comes with a fully working microphone. You can get them in different colors and on them, you will find several different instruments that can be played.
The keys are color-coded and have notes written on them. You can even connect your phone to play over a song or you can record and playback your masterpieces. This is a great, sturdy, cheap toy which can be used as a miniature instrument for kids to learn music.
As you can see, there are a lot of options on the market and all you have to do is pick the right one. There are many different musical toys that you can get which are sure to help develop their love for music in general.
Many of these toys are very affordable, so they won’t break the bank!