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Musical Toys for Small Children
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I hold toy manufacturers to a high standard.  Accordingly, I was very excited to receive a Nuevo TooT 2.0 for my grand son.  Beautifully molded plastic, silicone rubber tone hole pads, two methods for lip placement (conventional flute arrangement and a whistle arrangement which snap onto the head joint), and a nice carrying case.   Very fairly priced at $24.

Less exciting to me was the Otamatone.  A tone bar is squeezed to produce a pitch.  The frequency is adjusted by the position on the tone bar.  It has two volume levels and three tone ranges.  A “whammy” feature is available by squeezing the sides of a slotted bulb.  A fair amount of squeezing pressure is necessary to achieve a tone.  Also priced at about $24.  

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We bought two little ones a “floor piano” mat. It is quite nice. They can step on an assortment of instruments in a “bar” that runs the length on one edge. It changes the instrument sound. 

The girl in the photo is not one not one of the little ones. It is the ad photo. The two little ones have a riot with it. Once in a while the dog walks across it and adds her notes to their songs..

 

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When I asked my 3 year old grand daughter what instrument she wanted to play I had assumed the Piano as she loves to noodle on it when she comes over, or the  mandoiln / guitar/ fiddle. But to my surprise, she said drums, so guess what she get for Christmas next year! drummer

 

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Ugh, Argos are advertising a kids drum kit on TV this year. Drum pads for kids I'd support, and why not - far more versatile. Surely if the kid just likes loud noise, they can be educated out of it? How about getting the kid drum pads and some biscuit tins, so all options are covered?

Don't forget ukuleles for kids.

Recently I bought myself two train whistles, a plastic one for 10 USD and a metal one for 100 USD, except that I waited a year for it and found one online reduced to 60 USD. The plastic one was junk. The metal one is a hoot, if you'll forgive the pun. We play the Glendale Train at our uke group, and I chug a lot of harmonica on it too.

Harmonicas might be a good idea for kids.

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Irv said
 

Less exciting to me was the Otamatone.  A tone bar is squeezed to produce a pitch.  The frequency is adjusted by the position on the tone bar.  It has two volume levels and three tone ranges.  A “whammy” feature is available by squeezing the sides of a slotted bulb.  A fair amount of squeezing pressure is necessary to achieve a tone.  Also priced at about $24.  

  

But a good string player can do a lot with an Otamatone...

See, e.g.:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdYQEW0jnkc/

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Looks like it could be remarketed as a vibrato practice facilitator.  

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November 9, 2019 - 11:10 am
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Hilarious. She doesn't look happy though. LOL

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but the one who needs the least."

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@Fiddlerman She looks frustrated and confused. Much like me when @Irv gets technical! LOL But, don’t stop, Irv. I love it!

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