8 Musical Christmas Gift Ideas for Baby
Music really is the most wonderful gift that you can give your baby this Christmas. You are not just giving your baby a toy – you are giving them an experience. One which develops their learning and skills in so many areas!
I certainly remember how busy life is with a baby so to make things that little bit easier for you I’ve compiled a list of good quality, baby-safe musical instruments that you can buy online. Christmas is just around the corner so if you there isn’t time to get your online order delivered check out your local toy/ gift store, try David Jones or Target or there is always the Playmaker range at Toys R Us. You could also keep these ideas in mind for first or second birthday gifts.
8 of the best baby-safe music toys online
Music Bells Set of 8 - This set of music bells, which play 8 different notes (1-C, 2-D, 3-E, 4-F, 5-G, 6-A, 7-B, and 8-C) are colourful and playful. Ideal fun activity whilst learning early stages of musical appreciation. Each bell (140 mm high) varies in colour and is identified by the note labelled on the handle
Bokido My First Drum - Simple with clean, colourful lines and a little French elegance, this sturdy but lightweight round drum by Boikido is a winner. Wooden with a natural looking drum head. It is 15 cm in diameter and comes with 2 wooden beaters. A superb example from the Boikido range of superbly designed musical toys.
- B. PARUM PUM PUM DRUM - Come they told mePa rum pum pum pum…play along to the Christmas carol on this ultimate music set for little maestros! The 8 bug-themed instruments in the set include a kids marching drum (which also doubles as a storage case), centipede drumsticks, jingle bell ant, busy bee maraca/clacker, caterpillar tambourine and two shaka-shaka eggs. It’s a fun way to develop music and motor skills.
- Fun Factory Wooden Maracas -A classic musical toy, these wooden maracas are enjoyable to shake and play. They have a great sound, not too loud so great to use from a very young age. They are multi-coloured and are sold individually (not as a pair) Measures: 15cm Long Non toxic paint.
- Wooden Bell Stick - Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, jingle all the way….jingle some Christmas fun with this cute and fun wooden musical bells instrument! Makes a great stocking filler. Made from sustainable timber and comes in a range of different characters and faces. Bells chosen randomly unless specified. Packs of 6 inlcudes all bells.
- Rainstick Tower - Every toy collection needs this beautifully crafted wooden rainstick! Turn the tower upside down and watch the colorful balls of this Rainstick Tower falling down. It can calm down the excited child, delight the playful child and encourage crawling in the youngest child! Designed and manufactured by an Australian company in Vietnam. This stunning toy is crafted from eco friendly plantation rubberwood and finished with all natural beeswax and beads with non-toxic, child safe paints.
- Halilit’s Baby Xylophone – This instrument is specifically designed for babies! While the bars are not made of wood it is labelled as a xylophone on the box. The misnomer aside this is an excellent instrument of the highest quality. It is accurately tuned and is a perfect first xylophone for babies 12 months and up.
- Hape Tambourine - This wooden tambourine is perfect for promoting creativity.
- Gives rhythm skills a workout
- Awakens a child’s senses
- Easy to play and for young hands to hold
- Hape finishes are all non-toxic, child safe, and of the highest quality
Music is the gift that keeps on giving
Of course experimenting and playing with musical instruments offers many direct benefits for your baby. But the opportunity for you to make ‘live’ music with your little one is also extremely valuable. Once the craziness of Christmas has subsided and it is just the two of you on a Monday morning why not sit down together and enjoy a “jam session”? Demonstrate how to shake the maracas, bang the tambourine or play a scale on the xylophone and sing along. If you’re stuck for song and game ideas check out my online program of music activities for babies. This 8 Session Music Program is FREE and includes instrumental activities which promote your baby’s development. Your child deserves music in his or her life. There are so many benefits of music for babies and it truly is one of the best gifts you can give them.
About Sarah Richard-PrestonI create and present music activities for you to share with your baby. I demonstrate the activities through streaming videos, right here on The Bubble Box website. I'm a qualified teacher and have 6 years experience in early childhood settings and am passionate about early childhood education, music and the developmental benefits music promotes. Join me online for a FREE 8 week babies music program today, and start making the most of your precious baby time.
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