A good way to expose a child to the world of sounds and music is to start them off when they are still young and the ability to pick up new skills is high!
If you are looking for great musical instrument gift ideas for a child (up to 24 months old) and have a budget of around $20… you can check out this list and this list is not created in any particular order. You can get more information on the listed toys by clicking on the images.
#1 – Hohner Kids HMX3008B Glockenspiel
A great way to introduce a child (> 12 months of age) through play. This comes with a safety mallet and a color coded songsheet is included which allows parents or older siblings to join in the fun. The notes is simply pleasant and the unique design also protects the bars from falling off or being removed. This musical instrument Toy is BPA free, lead free and phthalate free so you can feel safe when you purchase this item!
#2 – Hohner Kids MT608 Toddler Tambourine
Another great musical instrument toy created by the Hohner Brand with safety in mind – Safe design, Protective cover prevents the jingles from being accessed and BPA free, lead free, phthalate free as well. This toy creates amazing sounds, very clean and clear! 5 colors to choose from!
#3 – ALEX® Toys – Bathtime Fun Water Drums 4010
Most people would buy toys that are played during leisure time… so why not be the different one and get one musical instrument toy that can be played during bath time! One unique feature of this toy is that you can create a variety of musical notes simply by changing the water level! This comes with an instruction booklet with color-coded notes and songs is included. You can also be assured of the durability and quality because it’s made of strong constructions and materials!
#4 – LeapFrog Poppin’ Play Piano
The LeapFrog’s range of toys come with huge education value and you will definitely find the same with the LeapFrog Poppin’ Play Piano – colors, numbers, and musical sense. This toy lets the child explores a variety of sounds and tones on a colorful, interactive keyboard as well as various instrument tones and silly sounds that allows them to explore their creative side! Recommended for one year and older.
#5 – Sesame Street Playskool Shakin’ Maracas Toy
Kids can shake this toy to experience real maraca sounds and on top of that they get to see Bert and Ernie’s heads move up and down as if they are dancing to the music!
#6 – Schylling Ambi Trumpet
Most musical instrument toys involve a lot of the movement of hands so if you are looking for something different and you think the child has the breath for it… you can consider the Schylling Ambi Trumpet which has two different places for the child to blow and it produces two different sounds as well! This is made of high-quality, brightly colored recyclable PVC-free plastic which means you can be assured of its durability and the bright colors help babies to fix their gaze. This toy is also suitable for bath use!