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Tap-a-Tone Xylophone

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<ul><br>The colorful chimes on this fun music maker produce a full octave of quality tones</li><br>Wheels and a handle let the child use it as a fun pull toy, too</li><br>A molded-in recess on top holds music cards</li></ul&g … see full wiki

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1 review about Tap-a-Tone Xylophone

Brooklyn Can Tap A Tune On Her "Little Tikes Tap-A-Tone Xylophone!

  • May 7, 2001
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Pros: Durable, light-weight, fun to play with clear tones!

Cons: None so far!

The Bottom Line: This toy encourages your toddler to develop good hand-eye co-ordination. Easy to use and very durable!

My granddaughter Brooklyn received this toy as a gift on her second Christmas. She was approximately fifteen months old when she got it, but she has played more with it since she is walking more and enjoying her musical toys more!

The Tap-A-Tone Xylophone is made by the Little Tikes Toy Company and I have grown to like their products. This toy is very durable and made of a strong plastic base that has four blue wheels that allows Brooklyn to pull the xylophone along behind her. Each metal chime is made of a smooth metal bar that comes in many bright colors. These chimes are securely fastened to the plastic base and they emit a full octave of quality tone whenever Brooklyn hits them with the durable plastic yellow mallet that is attached by a strong short yellow cord. This cord appears to be safe because it is only long enough for Brooklyn to hold one end of the mallet and hit the chimes with the mallet end that has a round yellow tip that is part of the mallet. It is all one piece, so I do not have to worry about her taking it off or possibly getting choked on it.

The Tap-A-Tone Xylophone is more that just a musical toy. You can grab the end of the xylophone by its handle and pull it with you since it is made of wheels! Brooklyn is at the age that she likes to hit on things just to hear the sound she can make, so she really laughs and enjoys this toy because she knows that she is making it work all by herself!

This xylophone is even made so you can put the sheet music on it and play by colors when Brooklyn is a little older and understand this concept. This is a great learning toy for a toddler. Besides helping her with eye and hand co-ordination, it can be used to teach her the colors. She loves to take the mallet and strum the xylophone from one end to the other for a very loud "tune". Brooklyn's grandfather and great-grandfather often play their guitars and fiddle with her. She loves to pull out her xylophone and play along with them! I have captured this site on video so we can enjoy this play time for years to come!

I think that any toy that provides your child with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction is definitely worth the value of the toy. This toy sells for around $12, but it was a gift from her cousin. Another great feature of this toy is that you can easily clean it with a warm soapy cloth and make sure you dry it thoroughly to prevent any rusting of the metal chimes (or colored keys). This toy is recommended for one year and up, but I do not think Brooklyn really started to play with her xylophone until she was about fifteen months of age.

I think that the three most important factors to introduce your children to at any early age are reading or listening to family members reading to them; introducing them to musical toys which they can accomplish sounds by themselves; and providing children with artistic toys that allow them to draw, color or use legos which allows them to develop their creativity! Thanks for reading!


Amount Paid (US$): Gift
Type of Toy: Other
Age Range of Child: 12 to 36 Months

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