Many children today have so many toys that they do not even play with half of them, and they lay forgotten in the toy box. Some of these toys are monsters and guns and many of them do not promote learning, but often promote violence.
When picking out toys for your children you should consider the educational value that they hold and how they will affect your children. Giving your child musical instrument toys is a good way to interest them in music at a young age and will perhaps later end up in them choosing to study some aspect of music.
There are various types of musical instrument toys to be found. There are of course drum sets, recorders, toy [tag-ice]guitars[/tag-ice], and xylophones. All of these musical instrument toys can be found for reasonable prices. There are several places you can find them and one of the best places to go is Toys R Us. You can sometimes find musical instrument toys at Wal-Mart as well however they can be a bit harder to find there sometimes.
Where to Begin?
Giving your children musical instrument toys can teach them a lot about music at a young age. Starting them out with simple rhythm toys is a great idea. With a little help from you they can take those toys and begin to play them with music learning important lessons about rhythm. Little by little, with other musical instrument toys they may begin making up their own little tunes and sometimes words to them as well. Musical instrument [tag-tec]toys[/tag-tec] can light a spark in the heart of a child that will unleash a talent you might have never found otherwise.
If your child does love playing with musical instrument toys, when they reach an appropriate age it is good to think about starting them in some kind of music lessons. Find out what musical instrument toys they like playing with the most and this can help you and your child when making a decision about what instrument to play. If they have spend much of their time as a child playing with musical instrument toys it makes it easy to move them on into music lessons and playing real instruments.
Some parents might cringe when thinking of musical instrument toys because they are far from quiet, and sometimes might leave you with a headache, but the benefits are wonderful. If your child goes on to become a wonderful [tag-self]musician[/tag-self] in life all those headaches will soon become worth the pain. Even for those children who might never become professional musicians the appreciation and love for music will be something that stays with them for the rest of their lives, and many will pass on to their children the love for musical instrument toys.