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Alex Toys Pretend and Play Musical Owl
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- Be a one tot band! It's 4 instruments in 1!
- Learning music helps foster creativity as well as develop concentration, coordination, self confidence and patience.
- Wooden music centre includes a rainbow xylophone, 2 mallets, cymbal, drum pad and wash board.
- Owl shaped xylophone, drum and more
- Owl hold drum sticks in his wings
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Be a one tot band! It's 4 instruments in 1! Learning music helps foster creativity as well as develop concentration, coordination, self confidence and patience. Wooden music centre includes a rainbow xylophone, 2 mallets, cymbal, drum pad and wash board.
Wooden music centre includes a rainbow xylophone, 2 mallets, cymbal, drum pad and wash board. Available in 2 styles.
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About ALEX Toys
At ALEX, we take our mission of providing children with quality creative products that foster personal expression and build self-esteem to heart.
We know that when kids have fun, they learn the most, so you can be assured that in addition to containing loads of 'fun factor', each ALEX toy helps develop critical skills that will last a lifetime. We understand children’s developmental stages, how to stimulate growth and interest at each stage of life, and work hard to build that knowledge into every product we design.
The best children's activities provide lots of fun and they open a child's mind to new skills, new ideas and new worlds.
ALEX Toys Musical Owl
Making music can be a real hoot. Musical Owl is 4 musical instruments in one, so your little one can be a one tot band with this wooden music center.
Cute as can be, Musical Owl includes a rainbow xylophone, 2 mallets, cymbal, drum pad and wash board.
Music is an amazing way for children to develop their own creativity, learn concentration and coordination. You'll be amazed at what your child can play.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The “musical” features of the “ALEX Toys - Pretend & Play Musical Owl 14970” consist of a 5-note xylophone; a washboard surface; a cymbal; and a drum. While these instruments are good noisemakers, their value as musical instruments is not great. The lack of a full scale, 8-note xylophone limits this instrument’s musical value. The washboard provides more tactile interest for a little one than it does sound. The drum surface and cymbal create additional sound-producing opportunities.
The construction qualities of the musical owl’s base are not as evident elsewhere. The cymbal attaches using a very short – ¼” long screw – and might easily be bent or broken. The lollipop-shaped drumsticks are constructed of two separate pieces. If this toy is used frequently, it is conceivable that the drumsticks will break apart at the glue joint. Because of these potential issues, I do not let my little one play with this toy unless there is an adult present.
In spite of things I perceive as deficiencies in this toy, the “ALEX Toys - Pretend & Play Musical Owl 14970” gets a four-star rating because little ones love it.
I do think it's overpriced for what you get though. I would pay the current Amazon price ($22 at time of review), but not the retail ($35).
However, I would not recommend this toy for older toddlers who are actually starting to learn about “real” music. The xylophone has only 5 notes and can’t really play any songs. The washboard isn’t really much fun for older babies, and the cymbal and drum are also very limited. So, I would say this is perfect for the under 2 years crowd but not much good after that. Ironically, the instructions say that this toy shouldn't be used by anyone under 3 years, so be sure to supervise younger children so as to ensure their safety.
The toy is wooden and durable. It has been banged on and tossed around with no signs of wear. Great for a wide range of ages. My 7 year old enjoys it just as much as my 14 month old. The music it produces is pleasant and not what usually comes from toy instruments. Fabulous toy!