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PlanToys XylophoneUpdated a year ago

This miniature xylophone has a fully wooden base and wooden keys strung like a swinging bridge. It can be used for musical play and developing hand-eye coordination. Let your child enjoy the hands-on process of toy discovery, manipulation, and exploration. 

  • Model color identification by narrating aloud while pointing your finger at different keys and observing "I see a green key". Use rich adjectives to describe the colors like "a bright green" or "fire truck red." 
  • Encourage discovery of loud and soft parts of music by playing along with something like "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" by Mozart. They are becoming a musician! 
  • The first two notes (1- first bar, 2-second bar) on the xylophone sound like the beginning of some recognizable songs such as "Lullaby and Goodnight" (1-1-2). Wonder what songs you can play on the xylophone. 

Children's play should be monitored at all times. 

Skills developed: gross motor skills, auditory recognition, hand eye coordination, and creativity 

Parts included: 1 Xylophone, 1 Mallet

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