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I always wondered if babies and children are musically inclined from birth. It seems that from their earliest days they respond to music and so many companies have marketed on the soothing aspects of sound. As babies learn to steady themselves on their feet, they will often bounce to a beat of music. It’s so interesting how music becomes a big part of our lives from the very beginning.
Having 3 kids who are quickly growing past the baby stage, I’ve often found them trying to create their own music band and will assign themselves roles; someone will be the lead singer, another on keyboard, another on guitar, and if a friend is over we have someone on drums! It’s so fun to watch them coordinate, but with so many strong personalities, I’ve yet to see a performance that didn’t end in tears, tossing instruments, and an ultimate band breakup (it almost sounds like some real bands!)
To celebrate an end of our first week of school, my kids came home to goodies from their friends at PJ Masks. Before I get into details, I just have to tell you how much I love the show. I feel it’s so relatable to real life, now that both my girls are faced with the school scene and bullies. I’ve heard my younger daughter referencing PJ Masks when telling us about the “bad” kid at school.
I feel the show can teach them how to handle certain situations in the simplest terms where they can understand that they won’t always agree or get along with everyone, but try your best to be YOU and maintain your grace in those unfortunate situations. You can find more of these positive messages in the latest PJ Masks DVD, “Time to Be a Hero!”
Now my little guy has hit the PJ Masks phase hard and loves to see his favorite characters on everything. He quickly claimed the new PJ masks toys, but was willing to share with his sisters. They took turns (yes, you read that correctly!) and each played a song for me on the PJ Masks Ukelele while someone else took a turn singing into the PJ Masks Microphone.
The PJ Masks Ukelele ($24.99) is the perfect size for short arms, and has real-ukelele features like the ability to turn the strings with the turn of a button. The strings play real sound when strummed, and the kids really get into their music session when playing.The PJ Masks Microphone ($19.99) is battery operated but batteries are not included, so before we heard what it really does, we used it as a plain microphone for this play session. Later on in the day we added batteries and heard the speaker-effects of the mic- this is definitely their favorite feature- the ability to be heard louder in our already loud family! Once their song is done they can press the next button to hear their own person crowd cheer for them. How fun! There’s also a musical keyboard in this collection which can be purchased for $29.99.
For some musical inspiration, check out PJ Masks Music Videos.
You can find PJ Masks musical toys at Toys R Us.