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39 Imaginative Toys for Musical Toddlers (Our Favorite Music Toys)

In today’s world there seems to be an unlimited selection of musical toys for toddlers. Because these toys enhance a child’s learning and development of skills, and bring them endless hours of enjoyment, they are in high demand. The only tough decision is which musical toy the gift giver will choose.

Diy Musical Jingle Sticks

VTech Record and Learn KidiStudio

VTech Record and Learn KidiStudio

If you believe your toddler might be musically inclined, then don’t wait to let the learning begin. Musical toys for toddlers will enhance their sensory environment through active participation. If you want your child to learn the alphabet, numbers, and even rhyming, you can help them pick songs that include these educational factors.

$56.28


Fisher-Price Bright Beats BeatBo Boogie Boom Box

Fisher-Price Bright Beats BeatBo Boogie Boom Box

What parent doesn’t like toys that grow and go with their baby? Your little one will develop their fine motor skills as well as enrich their sensory environment. This learn through play toy has bright lights and music to hold your child’s attention. The toy characters with shapes are cute, colorful, and help with eye-hand coordination.

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LeapFrog Learn & Groove Counting Maracas

LeapFrog Learn & Groove Counting Maracas

The Learn and Groove musical toy for toddlers helps your child learn to count 1-10 and six primary colors in both English and Spanish. Learning a second language is known to increase a child’s creativity and problem-solving skills. Lights and music will enhance the learning through play experience while providing your child with so much fun.

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Little Tikes Tap-a-Tune Piano

Little Tikes Tap-a-Tune Piano

Baby’s first piano shouldn’t cost a fortune, and it won’t with this Tap-a-Tune Piano. The smooth rounded corners provide safety for baby while they press the four colorful keys creating tunes from the 4 colorful chimes. This piano is just the right size for your little one to create their own music for their entertainment.

$17.20


Baby Einstein Discover & Play Piano

Baby Einstein Discover & Play Piano

If you are looking for the ultimate musical toy for toddlers, this bundle is just that. The piano keys play classical melodies, instruments and animal sounds, while the orchestra has a symphony and composer mode. Both toys light up, are colorful, easy for baby to activate, and ideal for learning through play.

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Edushape Baby Drum

Edushape Baby Drum

Gift your little one their own drum that is colorfully decorated with animals and butterflies, and easy to hold and play with. Musical interactions that include play with our children help them to form new neural connections during early childhood. This toy is perfect for learn through play, fine motor skill development, and eye-hand coordination.

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Lightahead Musical Instrument Set

Lightahead Musical Instrument Set

When your little one is not developing eye-hand coordination using the drum sticks to play the drum, or playing with the horn, bell, or maracas, this musical set can be stored inside the drum. In Early Childhood, musical toys for toddlers help enrich a child’s sensory environment, while they form new neural connections.

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LeapFrog Melody The Musical Turtle

LeapFrog Melody The Musical Turtle

Melody the Musical Turtle is the perfect learn through play reptile for your preschooler. Your littles get to test and develop their recognition skills with numbers and colors and their memory skills by repeating light patterns on Melody’s shell. In music mode your littles can choose free play or watch Melody’s lights as they play 8 recognizable tunes.

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Little Tikes PopTunes Guitar

Little Tikes PopTunes Guitar

Bring out the rocker in your child with this Pop Tunes Guitar. This musical toy for toddlers has a new look in translucent grey with LED lights inside the guitar in red and blue. Your child can play along with either pre-set or rock and roll tunes while entertaining the family and learning through play.

$31.99


Baby Toys Musical Learning Table

Baby Toys Musical Learning Table

Around 6 months of age babies start to become busy bodies, learning all they can about their surroundings. This activity table has objects, lights, colors, and sounds, your child can explore, and play with. The table adjusts so your child can play while sitting, lying down, or standing, and it grows and goes with your child.

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VTech Baby Rattle and Sing Puppy

VTech Baby Rattle and Sing Puppy

What a great opportunity for your baby to learn cause and effect and develop motor skills when playing with this adorable rattle. It’s easy for little hands to grasp, shake, and feel the different textures, it plays sounds, melodies, and phrases and the puppy’s cheeks light up. You and your baby will love everything about this rattle.

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Kenley Percussion & Rhythm Maracas

Kenley Percussion & Rhythm Maracas

Your child will want to spend many hours playing with each piece from this set of musical toys for toddlers. Parents have your cameras ready to capture the look of sheer happiness and excitement when your child opens this gift and immediately begins learning and developing through play. Caution, this toy keeps boredom away.

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Mirari Pop! Pop! Piano

Mirari Pop! Pop! Piano

Your child will feel accomplished when they play with this Piano. First let your child choose from musical notes or silly sounds, then watch as they press the keys – they will also hear sounds and see stars pop up and over into other pipes. Finally, delight as they repeat this process while smiling and laughing.

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Hohner Kids Mini Orchestra

Hohner Kids Mini Orchestra

Why settle for the band when you can have the orchestra? This set of 4 instruments is designed for little hands to easily grasp, promote eye-hand coordination, and develop rhythm. The brightly colored pieces make distinguishing each piece easier for young children. The recommended age is 6 months and up, so parents join in and find your rhythm.

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Toysery Piano Xylophone

Toysery Piano Xylophone

It’s a Xylophone, no it’s a Piano, hold onto those mallets it’s both! With this musical toy for toddlers your child can choose to use the included mallets with the Xylophone or the piano keys for two different musical sounds. That’s not all, this set includes a songbook, so they can learn to play real songs.

$29.97


LeapFrog Scout's Count & Colors Band

LeapFrog Scout's Count & Colors Band

Scout’s Count and Colors Band requires active participation from your child as they learn colors, counting, cause and effect, and fine motor skills. Scout and his piano light up, he bobs his head, talks, and sings to your child as they select instruments in five genres. Warning: happiness from this toy can be contagious.

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SGILE Tap-a-Tune Interactive Piano

SGILE Tap-a-Tune Interactive Piano

This musical toy for toddlers has piano keys, three balls, and a toy hammer. Your child can use the hammer to tap on the piano keys to hear musical sounds, and then tap on the colored balls to knock them out of their holes down. Take this portable toy with you to keep baby entertained.

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Bright Starts Baby Light and Giggle Drum

Bright Starts Baby Light and Giggle Drum

What’s better than a drum that plays sounds and music? One that also lights up. This drum has different play modes for your child to learn to count along with the beats of the drum, colors as the colors light up, and music as lights flash with music playing. Drum does not giggle, but your child will.

$15.98


Baby Musical Toys Drums and Piano

Baby Musical Toys Drums and Piano

Dual musical toys for toddlers are great fun learning gifts. With this toy your child gets the piano and drums that includes instrument sounds, songs, animal sounds, and lights. The piano has 6 keys, and the 3 hand drums light up. Parents will love the adjustable volume and can take this portable toy on the go.

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Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space

A toy with an Interactive touch sensitive light bar? Now that’s Smart – Touch Technology. The light bar responds to your baby’s touch with music, lights, colors, songs and more. Your baby can learn their colors, numbers, alphabet, and music, while developing an understanding for cause and effect and strengthening motor skills.

$379.95


Fisher-Price Kick & Play Piano Gym

Fisher-Price Kick & Play Piano Gym

Give your baby this Kick and Play toy and they will have something to kick for! Your baby’s physical exertion will have them kicking out their own tunes in no time and reaching and grasping for those cute animal toys. Baby can also play while sitting or on their tummy at home or on the go.

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Drum Set Beats Flash Light With Adjustable Microphone

Drum Set Beats Flash Light With Adjustable Microphone

This is the perfect gift for any child who loves to sing and marches to the beat of their own drums. Your child will love the brightly colored cymbals, drum pads, drumsticks, and microphone. You and your child will appreciate the different play modes – music with flashing lights sound effects, songs, and the adjustable volume.

$39.99


Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy

Musical toys for toddlers provide play time as well as development of motor skills, auditory and visual, eye-hand coordination and more. Your baby will find it easy to manipulate the large press down button allowing them to hear 7 classical music options. The colorful lights that respond to each music selection will make baby happy.

$8.88


ToyThrill Developmental Yellow School Bus Musical Toy

ToyThrill Developmental Yellow School Bus Musical Toy

The wheels on this bus go round and round and multi-directional swivel. This busy bus has activities that will enhance your child’s developmental and cognitive skills. All your child needs are their imagination and time to explore all the activities included that will keep them busy for long time periods.

$24.99


VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube

VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube

As your baby explores the Busy Learner’s Activity Cube they will discover the five sides of activities for play. These activities will teach your child about shapes, colors, animal names and sounds, and instrument identification. Playing with this toy will help baby enhance their fine motor skills as they press, slide, spin, and grasp.

$19.99


VTech Spinning Tunes Music Player

VTech Spinning Tunes Music Player

This musical toy for toddlers is colorful and cutely designed and will keep your child busy playing with the instrument and music dials (spins CD), and light up buttons. It plays over 55 sing-along songs, melodies, sounds, and phrases for your child to enjoy. Your child can also adjust the antenna by turning and clicking.

$10.99


VTech Baby Babble and Rattle Microphone

VTech Baby Babble and Rattle Microphone

Using the real microphone your child can pretend play through sing-a-longs, learning sounds, phrases, and instruments. When your child turns the ring, they are introduced to twelve different animals and their sounds, or melodies. Your little one will also learn about instruments with the buttons that play melodies in classic or rock ‘n roll.

$15.99


Colorful Musical Little Fun House

Colorful Musical Little Fun House

This fun house is no ordinary house, it has animal and geometric shape blocks, piano keys, a door key, and learning games. Your baby will love the bright colors, music, and sounds at every turn of the house. Developmentally your child will enhance their motor skills, visual and hearing, identification with colors, sounds, animals, and shapes.

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VTech Sing and Discover Story Piano

VTech Sing and Discover Story Piano

With this musical toy for toddlers your child can play the colorful light up piano keys, and drum pad. Moving the puppy joystick increases or decreases the music tempo. Your child can play in learning or music mode with activities and different sounds included in each mode. It’s a great gift for ages 12 mos. and above.

$58.99


NextX Sound Piano Keyboard

NextX Sound Piano Keyboard

Made from nontoxic materials this toy puts safety for your baby first. Your child can use their imagination and creativity with each of the 5 play modes – piano, music, classic music, natural thing, and animal sounds. When you and baby are on the go, grab the easy carry handle and take it with you.

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LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Mat

LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Mat

Musical mats are designed for active children. The Learn and Groove helps kids identify and learn numbers, colors, animals, sounds, and musical instruments and their sounds. Kids can create music while being active with this musical toy for toddlers. The mat is over 4 feet long providing a good area for gross motor skill development.

$36.19


Kiddieland Toys 6-in-1 Band

Kiddieland Toys 6-in-1 Band

When your child sees this toy, they will be in awe. Your child will be able to select which mode they want t0 play music in. They will be a one kid band with their own brightly colored instruments – piano, saxophone, tambourine, violin, and flute. The sound level is bearable for everyone.

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Rainmaker Toy

Rainmaker Toy

Safe and non-toxic are words parents want to see on toys for their children. The bright colors and rain-like sound of the beads as they make their way from one end of this stick to the other will bring unending hours of happiness, curiosity, and calming to your baby. Designed light and easy for little hands.

$21.99


Disney Mickey Mouse My First Piano

Disney Mickey Mouse My First Piano

If your child loves Disney, then the My First Piano musical toy for toddlers will make the perfect gift. When your child presses a piano key, it will light up with sound and they can even play along with songs. The piano keys are large and beneficial to baby’s fine motor skill development.

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Amagoing Wood Percussion Musical Instruments

Amagoing Wood Percussion Musical Instruments

If you’re looking for a great gift for a child, this 15-piece wooden musical instrument set is it. Your child can play and learn solo or share the fun with others. Musical toys for toddlers will enhance their sensory environment through active participation, and are also known to boost attention levels, memory, motor and creative skills.

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Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube

Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube

Mozart for your Munchkin in this cute colorful cube. The harp, French horn, piano, flute, and violin all come together to create Mozart’s classical tunes for your child at their fingertips. The instruments light up with the tempo, and the volume adjusts at two levels. If you’re a Mozart fan you might want one for yourself.

$19.95


VTech Musical Rhymes Book

VTech Musical Rhymes Book

The VTech Musical Rhymes Book is a great way for you to introduce your child to six classic nursery rhymes, colors, instrument sounds, interactive play, and books. With two modes of play and over 40 songs, melodies, sounds, and phrases your child will have endless hours of fun and learning at home and on the go.

$3.51


Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box Clap! Clang! Tap!

Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box Clap! Clang! Tap!

This Band in a Box (wooden storage crate) 10-piece musical instrument set will make a great gift for any pre-school aged child as an introduction to music, rhythm, and melody. Musical toys for toddlers will enhance their sensory environment through active participation, and are also known to boost attention levels, memory, motor and creative skills.

$17.99

29 Creative Diy Musical Instruments and Activities for Kids

Toddler Pallet Music Wall DIY

Toddler Pallet Music Wall DIY

If you love DIY and would love to create the ultimate Toddler Pallet Music Wall, head over to Kooky Kronks on WordPress. They have easy step by step instructions on building this music wall and the list for materials for this DIY is small and you may have most of what is needed.

How to Make a Kazoo

How to Make a Kazoo

Do you remember making Kazoo’s when you were a child and would like to make them now but need a refresher for this DIY project? Thejoysofboys.com has an easy and adorable DIY for making Kazoo’s that your kids can help with, using inexpensive supplies you should already have at home.

Kid Made Drum Set and Kazoo

Kid Made Drum Set and Kazoo

If you are looking for some DIY kid-made instruments that your kids can make at home, Autumn at itsalwaysautumn.com has a video tutorial and step by step instructions that walk you and your child through making a tin can drum set and popsicle stick kazoo. Few items are needed, and most can be found at home.

DIY Rainstick Musical Sensory Bottle

DIY Rainstick Musical Sensory Bottle

Are you looking for DIY’s for musical toys for toddlers? Are you ok with them having a component of nature? Nell, who authors rhythmsofplay.com, has put together a DIY for a beautifully unique Rainstick Musical Sensory Bottle using some materials from nature that make this DIY stand out and above others.

Turn Recycled Cans Into Harvest Drums

Turn Recycled Cans Into Harvest Drums

Do you have a musically inclined toddler that you haven’t found the right set of drums for? If an inexpensive DIY for tribal-inspired drums interests you, the ladies from Raising Arizona Kids have a very easy 4 step project. This includes a link for a free printable can wrap you can download.

Make Your Own Music Table

Make Your Own Music Table

If you prefer DIY projects and would like to make something musical for your kids, Liska Myers has a DIY for you. Liska gives you all the information you need to make your own music table. As with most DIY’s, materials for this project can either be found around your home or easily at a store.

Diy Mini Lid Banjos

Diy Mini Lid Banjos

Have you heard of Mini Lid Banjos? This DIY project takes less than 10 minutes to make and kids love them. Thecrafttrain.com has a video tutorial as well as step by step instructions. These adorable mini banjos make sounds as you strum on the strings. They would also make great decorations and party gifts.

Diy Easy Music Shakers

Diy Easy Music Shakers

With Easter right around the corner, this is your chance to make some DIY musical toys for toddler’s – Easy Music Shakers using plastic eggs and one of several noise maker fillings. Janel with amomstake.com has some easy instructions for this DIY that she says can be made in about 5 minutes.

Diy Popsicle Stick Harmonica

Diy Popsicle Stick Harmonica

Housingaforest.com has a wonderful DIY for homemade musical instruments on their website. The step by step instructions for the Popsicle Stick Harmonica with colorful pictures make these musical instruments appealing. The author states her son had seen the instructions for this project elsewhere and came home and made them. Yes, they are that easy.

Diy Key Wind Chime

Diy Key Wind Chime

Recycled DIY musical crafts are inexpensive, and often easy for kids to create. The giving.innerchildfun.com website has a DIY Key Wind Chime whose author, Carla, says making these types of crafts with your kids teaches them to look differently at the materials used and with more creativity. DIY gifts are the best kind of gifts.

Diy Palm Pipes

Diy Palm Pipes

Deceptively Educational has an impressive DIY for Palm Pipes made with PVC pipe. The blog discusses the process for making, decorating and using these musical pipes. The pipes are labeled with the music notes for each one so your child will have an easier time with recognition of the notes while playing.

Diy Musical Jingle Sticks

Diy Musical Jingle Sticks

Some of the best musical toys for toddlers are the ones your child makes alone or with you. Musical Jingle Sticks from freekidscrafts.com will require younger children to have adult assistance. These colorful wooden sticks would make great gifts, party favors, and even a great musical activity at kids parties.

Diy Music Sensory Bin

Create your own music sensory bin at home with cotton balls, craft foam, yarn, and instrument figurines. Stimulating your toddler’s visual, tactile, and auditory senses will have a tremendous carryover when playing musical instruments.

Musical Imitation Game

The musical imitation game is unique because it teaches toddlers to listen carefully, to recognize and replicate certain musical patterns, making it ideal for little ones with an early interest in sounds.

How To Turn A Jingle Bell Craft Into An Instrument

Spend time with your toddler by creating jingle bell instruments that add a hearing component while reading 'There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell.' It turns ordinary reading into a fun and interactive activity.

Xylophone Hopscotch

Teach your toddlers how to spell their own names with xylophone hopscotch. In each rectangle, put a letter of the child’s name and make sure that the rectangles get smaller just like a xylophone’s shape.

I Can Go Up High Music Movement Song

With Movement Songs, you don’t need fancy equipment or any preparation to perform this activity. Your toddler will learn how to dance and sing which is great for developing their fine motor skills and following directions.

Musical Movement Activity

Parents are starting to realize that music and playing go hand in hand. In this activity, toddlers are encouraged to use percussion instruments or even wave around ribbons and streamers to the sound of the beat.

Garden Music

Did you know that you can grow your very own instrument in your garden? In other parts of the world, gourds are grown and dried to make playable musical instruments.

Exploring Tempo In Music With Drum Games

If your toddlers have excess amounts of energy, we highly recommend playing these drum games. In the first game, they are encouraged to move their bodies in time with the beat while the other will have them playing the beat itself.

Diy Rainbow Xylophone

This homemade rainbow xylophone is a fun instrument your toddler will love playing because of the different tones of each bar. The colored individual keys will also help them to identify certain colors just like how each note has a unique corresponding sound.

Bell Bush

When it comes to musical toys for toddlers, you can't go wrong with taking it outdoors. Integrating music with nature makes it a unique and exciting activity for them, and that's exactly what this bell bush is. It's a bell hung on a low-hanging branch or bush so kids can easily reach for it and pull the string to ring the bell. The more bells, the merrier!

Tap The Beat Toddler Music Activity

Teach your toddlers about tempo and rhythm with a game called 'Tapping to the beat.' Have your little ones listen to a song and once they can hear the steady rhythm, it's their turn to tap.

Giant Chalk Keyboard

Create a giant chalk keyboard on the sidewalk for hours of fun. Additionally, arranging the musical notes on the individual keys will help them identify letters and may also interest them to start playing piano.

Diy Outdoor Music Station For Kids

No need to spend hundreds of dollars on instruments when you can make your own DIY music station outside. Just tie different sized pots and pans together and they'll make different sounding tones once tapped.

Row Row Row Your Boat

Row Row Row Your Boat is one of the first songs toddlers will learn. It’s a simple song that will teach kids to sing with the correct pitch and rhythm.

Tin Can Drum

Tin can drums are ideal for toddlers because they’re inexpensive to make, and different sized cans produce different sounds so they'll have plenty of options to choose from. They even have the option of decorating each drum in whatever design they choose.

Fancy Diy Egg Shakers

These DIY shaker eggs are perfect for little hands as a way to get toddlers to start appreciating music. Filling the eggs with different materials such as sand, beads, rice, pellets, etc, will help them learn their first sounds.

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