8 Benefits of Musical Toys for Kids

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Whether you are a musician or not, you can’t dispute importance of music on our lives. From historic musical figures like Beethoven and Bach to game changing musicians like Elvis, U2 and the Boss, music is a part of us. It is in our history books, our memories and life without music would be too quiet.

If you are wanting to open your children’s minds up to the arts, childhood musical instruments are the way to get a start on this. I know, I know...how exactly can a silly, noisy little toy make any difference in your child’s life, right? Trust me. It can be done and you will be so glad that you brought music into their lives.

If you are still on the fence about it, I will prove the benefits to you. Here are 8 benefits of musical toys for kids:

  1. Promotes creativity - The truth is, your child is going to make noise regardless of what is put in front of them. They are curious, they want to know what sounds they can make. When an instrument is put in front of them, they get to test out different sounds and different patterns, which is a great way to open them up to being more and more creative.
  2. Encourages cognitive skills - Music has been proven to stimulate neural pathways in a child’s brain. Have you ever heard of pregnant women listening to classical music, or putting headphones near their tummy for the baby to hear? This is the reason why they do that.
  3. Encourages sensory development and offers therapeutic benefits - Children who are introduced to music have been proven to have stronger language skills. Additionally, music therapy has become a very real thing in the world of psychology for its benefits to learning as well as trauma recovery.
  4. Encourage motor skill development - Many musical instruments are difficult to handle and master for adults, let alone children. Getting experience playing with these instruments from a young age encourages muscle strength and development of these motor skills that can benefit the child later in life.
  5. Encourages and rewards patience - Playing music takes time to master. It is very unlikely that a child will pick up an instrument and automatically be amazing at it. They have to be patient and learn. Once they display patience in growing their skills though, they are rewarded nicely with a new talent.
  6. Promotes positive social interactions - Children often have a hard time learning proper social interactions. When they stay home with mom or dad during the days, it is often hard for them to come out of their shell, but the music has the ability to change that. First of all, they often want to show off their new found skills, plus, many children love to play music so it gives them something to bond with other kids over.
  7. Promotes self expression - Maybe your little one can’t yet speak, and is trying to express their frustrations with something. The ability to play with instruments like this can help them “vocalize” their feelings without having to say anything. You can often tell when a child is playing happy music or frustrated music.
  8. Promotes self confidence - When a child learns something new, their self confidence will grow. When a child masters this new hobby, their self confidence will soar. This is

If you couldn’t tell from all of the benefits I listed above, I really love introducing kids to music. I think that it can benefit them greatly. Now that you know all about those benefits, how about we take this opportunity to grab some musical instruments for the kids?

Look no further than right here at Sassafras to find some of the most fun instruments for your little ones. Make sure to buy extra though, so you can join in the musical fun!

bright stripe tom tom drum - what’s more fun than keeping beat on a tom tom? kids will love hitting this little drum with the batons or with their hands while leading their imaginary marching band.

bright stripe tambourine - our tambourine lets kids keep beat to the music both with a beat rhythm as well as through the mini cymbals.

bee bells - bee bells are all the buzz! shake these and make music fun!

bright stripe clacker - clickity-clack goes the clacker to a child’s favorite tune! they’ll love keeping time with the music, and won’t realize that they’re learning all about rhythm at the same time!

bright stripe maracas - kids can shake along with the music using two hands! or share with a friend!

stripe kazoo - budding musicians can hone their musical skills early with these kid-sized musical instruments. each instrument is sure to not only help develop a sense of musical timing, but is great fun as well!

stripe shaker cymbal - budding musicians can hone their musical skills early with these kid-sized musical instruments. each instrument is sure to not only help develop a sense of musical timing, but is great fun as well!

western tambourine - our tambourine lets kids keep beat to the music both with a beat rhythm as well as through the mini cymbals.

ladybug, fish and frog castanets - click and clack a ladybug, fish and frog castanet!