Your child will make a beautiful noise with the Chimalong, a much-loved musical instrument for kids that’s color-coded to help them learn to play songs. Musicians will appreciate that the Chimalong is tuned to C Major and includes an extra tube to change the B to B flat--but no musical ability is needed to enjoy playing this instrument. Colored bands on both sides of the metal tubes indicate musical notes; the bands have notes on one side, numbers on the other, to make it easy to follow the color-coded songbook. Two mallets included. Download more songs on Woodstock Percussion’s website. Ages 3 and up.
Awards: Parents’ Choice Classic & Oppenheim. Recommended by John Sebastian, Marilyn Horne, Andre Watts, Peter Shickele and the late Jim Henson