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Least Annoying Musical Toys

least annoying musical toys least annoying musical toys

Maybe your kids want to bang on the drum all day, but your eardrums aren’t having it. Lizzy and Meg braved all the musical toys and lived to tell about it. Here’s what we determined were the biggest issues: if a toy plays multiple things at once, has no volume control, and sheer repetition.

And the winners for the least annoying musical toys are… drumroll please…

Hape Ukelele
$28
Hape Ukelele
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This one sounds good, mostly because it doesn’t ever get too loud. The strings can break easily, but are normally easy to fix.

Schyling Kids Accordion
$25
Schyling Kids Accordion
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Nimah loved this one. We might have to get her polka lessons now. 

ThinkMix Voice Changing & Recording Microphone
$12
ThinkMix Voice Changing & Recording Microphone
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Kids have a lot of fun with this one that lets you record your voice and playback.

Translucent Harmonica
$11/ pack
Translucent Harmonica
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Cheap! You don’t need to know what you’re doing to make it actually sound good. Can get annoying after a while, or if too many kids are playing at once.

VTech Drum Set
$18
VTech Drum Set
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Ryder got really into this. Loved using the drumsticks. Not loud, which is great.

Play at Home Saxophone
$28
Play at Home Saxophone
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Ryder loved pretending to be a saxophonist as much as he loved the music.

Music Mix Deck
$10
Music Mix Deck
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Elle gave this to our kids. I’m still not totally sure how to work it, but we feel cool playing with it. You can speed it up or slow it down, but ours is broken because the kids used it so much.

Rhythm Band Handbells
$48
Rhythm Band Handbells
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This is a great way to actually learn music. Some kids might like it more than piano lessons. Expensive though. Maybe let the parents buy it as a gift.

Keyboard Play Mat
$38
Keyboard Play Mat
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Huge hit for all ages. Plays notes and different instrument sounds. There is volume control so the neighbors don’t get too mad. Great for getting the energy out.

We hope this has given you some ideas on putting together your very own family band. Happy music-making!

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Lizzy is the host of What’s Up Moms Gear show and the mom to 3 kids. When she’s not testing out new products, you can find her on her Instagram @lizzymathis and @thecoolmomco.