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PlanToys Banjolele

The Banjolele is a beginner string instrument to explore and make music, complete with strings that can be tuned. 

  • After giving your child time to explore on their own, encourage singing a favorite song like "Mary Had a Little Lamb" or "Baa Baa Black Sheep" while strumming or making up their own songs! 
  • The banjolele head can also be used as a drum for tapping along to a song. 
  • Like an acoustic guitar or a violin, the banjolele has a sound hole on the side to help the sound "resonate" (amplify/expand). 
  • Encourage inquisition by wondering aloud what happens when you cover the sound hole. 
  • Consider demonstrating how the "notes" change as you place your fingers on different "frets" (thin wooden bars perpendicular to the neck) while your or they strum. 
  • Model how to adjust or "tune" the strings by tightening the wooden peg on the top of the instrument and then pushing it in just a bit to hold it in place.

Children's play should be monitored at all times. Small parts choking hazard. Not intended for children under 3. Never leave a child unattended while playing with this toy. 

Parts included: 1 Banjolele

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