Of all the interactive, educational, and stimulating options available for toys, the ones that introduce music are the most valuable. The gift of music in any form gives children an early start in cognitive development and opens the door for lifelong discipline, critical thinking, and creativity. We have great baby musical toys for your perusal.
Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space gives your baby music, and so much more. Early learning tools are built right in to help you teach your little one numbers, letters, and colors. With cause and effect response, and encouraging replies, this grow-with-you play space takes your child from sitting to active toddler stage.
Just because babies don’t speak doesn’t mean they aren’t listening, learning, and interactive with their environments. The Taf Toys Toe Time kick and play musical travel activity center delights your infant riding in a rear-facing car seat. Toys, colors, lights, and sound all respond to baby, encouraging more activity. Commuting has never been so easy.
Colors, music, and animals are incorporated into this activity center that grows up with your infant. Developing the motor skills to press the piano keys, turn the hands on the clock face, or flip the critter book is only the beginning. The rewarding sound effects, songs, and light response are sure to delight your tot.
Baby Einstein offers the most innovative baby musical toys. This musical activity table is perfect for babies just sitting, then transforms for active toddlers. Babies learn all the basics when they press the keys and buttons for music and more. They can master the alphabet, numerals, and colors along with musical instruments in three languages!
Bright Starts Safari Beats is an adorable musical toy that lets your child choose drum beats or melody play. Lights, silly sound effects, and familiar tunes are the rewards when the colorful drums are “played.” March to the beat of a different drummer with this drum set that will give your baby hours of fun.
The WolVol Musical Activity Cube Play Center takes educational toys up a notch. Four faces and the top on this interactive cube gives your child five play modes. Exercising fine motor skills is just the beginning of little tike pretend play. Dials, buttons, and a fun driving activity with lights and sounds keep tots entertained.
Your baby is like a little sponge, absorbing every bit of stimulation around, so you want to make sure there are colors, lights, songs, sounds and textures to explore in every waking moment. The Tiny Love “Into the Forest” toy attaches to most strollers, car seats, and bassinets to delight baby with cute forest critters.
Whether your child will be the next Mozart or another Elvis, introducing music early on is always a great way to give your baby a boost in learning. Not to mention, this collection of percussion instruments (and a flute) is fifteen times more fun as they shake, rattle and roll from breakfast to bedtime.
Little hands can grasp, shake, and feel all the textures in these colorful toys from iPlay, iLearn. Ten pieces offer all the colors, songs and sounds, and learning opportunities an infant could desire. These are perfect for teethers to chew on, they teach cause-and-effect, and help baby discern distinctive sounds, colors, and tactile stimuli.
VTech is constantly looking for the best ideas to make the most innovative toys for your baby. The Baby Sleepy Glow Bear is a cuddly companion who soothes infants to sleep with over 70 musical melodies, sounds, and loving phrases. Set the timer for dreamtime or let baby press buttons for on-demand glow and sound effects.
Have a cow – the VTech Lil’ Critters cow, that is. Equipped with “moosical” beads, she’s as adorable as she is exciting for your youngster. The little plushy cow body offers tactile stimulation, and when baby presses the beads, this cuddly bovine responds with funny songs, lights, and encouraging phrases. “Cow-nt” on VTech for the top toys.
Music, especially classical music, is proven to stimulate cognitive development. Infants exposed to classical music have an early advantage. Baby Einstein knows this and includes six classical (and familiar) tunes in the Star Bright Symphony Toy. The cute star-shape is irresistible – the colors and lights are a bonus – with a convenient strap for entertainment on the go.
Baby maracas from Fisher-Price are too cute for words. Your baby doesn’t have to audition for a mariachi band to want to play maracas. They’re colorful, they’re fun, and make great sounds when they’re shaken. The bright colors are appealing to baby’s eyes, and the soft pom-pom ends are easy to grasp for tactile stimulation.
Babies are amazing in so many ways – they’re open to learning everything. Getting a little classical music early on enhances their learning ability. The Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube introduces baby to different instruments and how they sound in eight Mozart compositions. Lights and colors add to the stimulation, giving your child an even greater head start.
Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes is one of the top choices in baby musical toys. It’s colorful and portable for busy on-the-go babies. Featuring seven classical tunes at the push of a button, your baby will have an early advantage on learning ability and cognitive development. Fine motor skills are enhanced with the push-button design.
The cutest thing ever is a baby with a puppy on a string. This adorable Dalmatian isn’t just any pup, though. Especially from VTech, your toddler will be delighted to have this fellow following along, singing, talking, and teaching. Rolling merrily along, your baby will learn colors, numbers and basic anatomy along with fun music.
Introducing classical music to your child just got more fun with the Baby Neptune Ocean Orchestra from Baby Einstein. Tots can choose five instrument sounds and compose at will, or just chill and enjoy the masters in symphony mode with eight familiar pieces chosen thoughtfully and arranged carefully to stimulate your baby’s cognitive development.
There is a distinct rhythm to every life and each of us marches to a different drummer. Bright Starts Light & Learn Drum give your baby the opportunity to find his or her own rhythm and express it with delight. Besides rhythm, this drum also counts the beats and plays songs for even more musical fun.
The VTech Crinkle and Roar Lion is exactly that – a cute and cuddly toy with crinkly feet and “buttons” that baby can push to activate sing-along songs, colors, letters and shapes, and of course, a lion’s roar! It comes with a ring to attach to baby’s carrier to dangle and delight your infant on the go.
Baby Einstein Keys to Discover is more than a toy piano. Yes, your budding Beethoven can play the piano keys with six classical melodies and corresponding light effects. This piano also teaches language skills, specifically, counting, in English, French, and Spanish. Can a Steinway do that? The convenient handle makes on the go concerts easy.
C. R. Gibson Little Fair giraffe by Baby Dumpling is the perfect first to start your collection of baby musical toys. Soft and cuddly, with a loop to attach to baby’s crib, stroller, or changing table, this sweet giraffe plays “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” when you pull the handle. Ideal lullaby for naptime and bedtime.
Imagine how much fun your infant will have with this snuggly and brightly colored caterpillar by Jcobay. Each segment has a different sound to delight your child, including a two-minute lullaby. Your youngster will learn cause and effect as he or she enjoys discovering each sound. Does it squeak? Is it crinkly? There’s the music!
Octoplush by Baby Einstein is so delightful. It plays music, including the Baby Einstein theme song and favorite classical melodies. Each of the eight tentacles reveals a fun surprise when baby presses them; color names that correspond with the embroidered image for added learning in three languages. And of course, it’s an adorable cuddly octopus.
We know how fascinating remote controls can be. So much power in one handheld device. VTech has a great “remote” for baby, with large buttons for little fingers to press for nine learning “channels” to amuse your little one. Over forty-five songs, phrases, and sound effects will keep baby thoroughly entertained during family TV time.
Beaming Buggie from Bright Starts is adorable with light-up wings, a cheerful smile, and ring to attach to baby’s paraphernalia for on-the-go entertainment. You can choose soothing sounds or calming lullabies with an auto shut-off after fifteen minutes. This cutie is one buggy that won’t bug you. It’s ideal for your child’s bedtime routine.
Who wouldn’t love to share cheese with this sweet little mouse? VTech offers this combination teether, toy, and musical entertainment in one cute critter, complete with a traditional mousy “snack” to share with your youngster. When not soothing irritated gums, the 30+ songs, sounds, and phrases will pique your child’s interest and stimulate cognitive development.
A cheerful duck that never needs a pond makes a fun present for a toddler. This adorable ducky from HOMOFY rolls around the room with your tot for entertaining “bump and go” action. Big buttons for little fingers activate quacks, a heartbeat, sounds, and songs. The light-up effects and flapping wings add to the merriment.
You or your baby can pull the ring on this sweet giraffe and see how looong his neck stretches. Then relax and watch as this fascinating creature plays music while the neck contracts again. The Hug and Tug Musical Giraffe by Infantino is colorful, cuddly, and ready to go wherever you and your baby go.
The NextX electronic piano keyboard is an amazing toy for your little Mozart. Drums, piano, guitar, sax, and trumpet sounds along with funny animal sounds give your child plenty of inspiration for composing new music, or just dance with the flashing lights to the melodies. Three modes of play to choose from keep it interesting.
The Explore and More musical egg shaker trio from Skip Hop is a simple and delightful collection of egg shakers with cute animal features. The fox, owl, and hedgehog are adorable to look at, and each brightly colored critter makes a unique shaky sound to delight babies and help them discern the subtle differences in sound.
Baby Einstein has carefully developed the Discover and Play piano keyboard to entertain and teach your baby more than simple do-re-mi. Responding in three languages, your child will learn numbers, as well as musical notes and the sounds different instruments make. Delightful recorded melodies are great for times when they are playing their own tunes.
Look, Mom, look! VTech has a Musical Rhymes Book. Musical sounds are so much fun, just press the keys – see how it’s done? There’s a new adventure on each page, perfect for babies up to three years of age. Nursery rhymes and lights that flash, quite the bargain for a little cash.
VTech Baby Rattle and Sing Puppy is so doggone cute, it’s sure to be your child’s favorite among baby musical toys. The funny doggy face lights up whenever your baby rattles it. The colorful crinkly ears are low-tech crunchy fun and appealing to the eye. High-tech features include over thirty songs, melodies, sounds, and phrases.
The ToyThrill light up dancing and singing toy duck is so busy flapping and rolling around with exciting bump and go action, your baby won’t know how much he or she is actually learning. It quacks but also features fun options to teach and delight your child with six songs, heartbeat rhythm and animal sounds.
Balls are always favorites for kids of all ages and babies are no exception. The VTech Move and Crawl Baby Ball is more than a round, motorized, self-rolling plaything. It teaches baby animal names, the sounds they make, as well as 40-plus sing-along songs, sounds effects, and phrases. Kids learn numbers and insects, too.
No one wants to find an insect in baby’s crib, but the Infantino Hug and Tug Musical Bug is always welcome! The cuddly buggy attaches to baby’s crib, stroller, or changing table, then baby or parent stretches this lovebug out to play music as he scrunches back to size. Brillant colors will complement any nursery.
This cute musical turtle from iPlay, iLearn crawls slowly but teaches your baby fast. Kid-friendly music makes learning numbers and letters, in English and in Spanish, even more fun. Whether they dance or sing along, all the advantages of having music as part of their learning process are neatly presented in a colorful shell.
One artistic mom shares her ideas for recycling snack canisters into drums. This DIY tutorial shows the step-by-step process she used to create some percussion instruments with her kids. As well as being eco-friendly, you can also introduce rhythm and music to your everyday activities with your own child while encouraging self-expression through creativity.
Are you the parent of a little drummer? A child who always has a song in his or her heart and loves to share the rhythm? This fun DIY has a printable pattern for you and your kiddos to decorate and attach to repurposed containers for an exciting drum line right in your own home.
Here’s a quick and easy project for a rainy day. Those great coffee cans you couldn’t bear to throw out have been waiting for this activity. In a matter of minutes, your kiddos will have great-sounding percussion instruments. Kids don’t need lessons to make awesome music when they’ve already got the rhythm in them.