I’m not sure if it is all children, but my kids have been musically inclined from the time they were about 4 months old. Even in their earlier days, they loved the sound of music and could instantly be soothed by humming or lullabies. As they got older, both my girls started “dancing” as soon as they learned to hold their head up and sit on their own. They would sway from side to side each time music came on. My 10 month old, who can’t walk yet, will stand on her own and dance each time she hears music, which is funny – she can’t balance herself to walk, but she can balance herself to stand unassisted and dance. She loves music that much!
I thought it would be appropriate to foster my children’s inner music artists by introducing them to toys that not only play music, but also fit their developmental stage. My toddler sees commercials all the time for Rocktivity toys on TV and always says “that would be perfect for little sister!” It melts my heart that she thinks of her sister, and doesn’t beg to have the toy for herself. Although everything else on TV is followed by “MOMMY! I WANT THAT!”
When Hasbro sent us the Playskool Rock*Tivity Jump ‘N Jam Guitar to try out, my toddler could’t wait to open the package and hand the guitar over to her little sister. So, maybe my toddler is a but manipulative because she got to play with the new toy first, but she sat down with my 10 month old and showed her how to work the guitar. It was cute as they played together, and not once did my toddler mention that a toy recommended for children 9+ months was “for babies.” (I hear that a lot!)
The Rocktivity Jump n Jam guitar senses motion and changes the pace of music accordingly. There are so many features, including the ball spinner, whammy bar, a friendly push-button elephant, and clicker and fret slider. Retailing at only $19.99, this is a toy that I think will grow with your child. Both, my 10 month old and 3 1/2 year old love the Rocktivity guitar and play with it differently. My infant keeps it on the floor and pushes the buttons to make the lights glow, while my toddler will hold it as a guitar should be held, and even like a violin, and rocks out!
You can purchase the Rocktivity Jump n Jam guitar from Amazon or other toy retailers.