Newborn Music Toys
What can our newborn music toys do for your newborn baby?
Exposing your newborn to music is a fun and enriching experience. Music toys not only entertain, they also engage the senses, boost cognitive growth, develop motor skills, and release stress and tension.
Ring My Bell
The Ring My Bell toy is an excellent way to introduce your newborn to music. This music toy, with its bright colour and distinctive sound, will soon capture attention. The soft ringing tone stimulates auditory development and fosters a sense of rhythm. Furthermore, as your baby learns to grasp and shake the toy, the easy-to-hold handle promotes tactile awareness, fine motor skill development, and hand-eye coordination.
Maracas are a traditional and engaging music toy. These colourful, lightweight instruments are ideal for small hands, allowing your baby to easily make soft, rattling sounds. The shaking motion promotes motor skills and coordination while also introducing your baby to the concept of cause and effect. For example, “If I shake the maraca, I can make this sound!” Furthermore, maracas are available in a variety of shapes and styles such as ones with textured or smooth handles for increased sensory stimulation.
When your baby is a little older, you can introduce percussion instruments such as Bongo Drums. These baby-safe drums will promote an early appreciation of music and encourage exploration. Drums also encourage your baby to open up their hands, which leads on to later skills such as flat-hand crawling, patting, and waving. To help your baby develop a sense of rhythm, hold their hands and help them to beat the drums. Bongo drums also develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills making them a joyful , educational toy.
So, how can you use these with your newborn?
When introducing music toys to your newborn, keep the following tips in mind:
Begin with simple, easy-to-use music toys that produce gentle sounds to avoid overwhelming your baby
Interact with your baby by singing, dancing, and playing along with the music toys to make the experience more fun and participatory
As your baby develops, progressively add more music toys such as Bongo Drums to challenge their emerging skills and encourage further learning
Always supervise your baby throughout playtime to ensure safe play with their music toys
And lastly, have fun! Enjoy every second observing your baby as they take on all the new sounds that they hear. As your baby develops, you will have some truly special memories of their very first music toys.