Before little ones can crawl, speak or even leave the womb, they can hear and respond to music. That's why it's so important to let them experiment with and learn about melody and sound from a young age. Luckily, there is a colorful array of eco-friendly, non-toxic musical green toys on the market nowadays for your tot to jam on. Check out our top 5 picks!
Not only are musical toys a great way to develop your child’s motor skills and coordination, they’re also a way to keep them occupied and engaged instead of plopping them in front of the television set. Plus, all of our picks are made of either natural wood, rubber wood or recycled materials, and colored with water-based dyes, so you can rest assured that baby will be safe even if he or she decides to “play” some musical notes by gnawing on one of the pieces.
This delightful set includes four different instruments: a castanet, a maraca, a guiro and a tambourine — and is a great way to get your little one into percussion. All of the pieces are made of organic, recycled rubber wood and colored with water based dyes.
If your budding rock star has a penchant for percussion, he or she will love this adorable wooden drum. Striking the drum in different places produces varied notes that will keep the fun going. And don’t worry – the drumstick has a rubber head to soften the sounds emitted.
Take a cue from your kids — who know how to make a toy out of anything, and use what you already have to make a shaker out of an old water bottle. Fill it up with whatever soundmakers you have on hand — beads, sequins, etc. and seal the cap with a non-toxic super glue, so that baby can’t get at the choking hazards inside.
This rainbow-hued xylophone by Plan Toys is the perfect way to get your mini Mozart into the musical arts! It has five colorful bars that all produce their own lovely notes, and are made of organic recycled rubber wood and tinted with water based dyes.
Help develop your young prodigy’s love of music and sense of rhythm with this 8-piece instrument set! It includes maracas, castanets, a triangle, a drum and a tambourine stick made from wood and colored with vegetable-based dyes.