Wooden Pound & Tap Xylophone Bench
Winner of Five Independent Awards
Toddler cause and effect learning at its best! Little Sweetpea must use coordination to pound balls. Voila! the colorful balls roll down the tinkling xylophone creating a giggly effect in toddler. Put your little person in control as they make unexpected musical sounds through the play of hammering wooden balls.
Cleverly designed, the xylophone can be removed and played on its own as a solo toy. The xylophone easily slips together again for easy storage and a tidy toy shelf. Made from wood grown in sustainable forests, this award winning toy is also a best seller.
SIZE: 12" x 6" x 7"
AGE RANGE: 1-3 years
A brilliantly designed toy, the pound and tap gets children working on multiple levels with plenty of engagement. No wonder it has received so much recognition.
Traditional pounding toys promote the strengthening of motor skills, dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Additionally, pounding toys require children to manipulate objects.
The balls get picked up, matched by color and position, the hammer gets picked up and perhaps the hammer head is positioned toward the balls, the hammering process begins. The hammer goes on the floor, the balls are retrieved, and the cycle begins again.
Through these series of steps, children initiate early logic, spatial relationship reasoning, experimentation with cause and effect, problem-solving and critical thinking. The circles on the top help child match the right ball to the right position.
But, truly impressive, this toy doubles as a musical experience. Music and rhythm is a natural and important boost to a child's creativity. Art and rhythm help develop cross-brain neurology, leading to balanced child learning.This xylophone introduces the standard Ionian major scale tones.
Musical sound stimulates nerve connections between brain cells that play an important role in cognitive development. By using the xylophone with eyes, ears, and hands, children build neuro-connections between their physical and cognitive abilities. Imitating and playing music develops focus, concentration, and auditory perception.
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