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Introduce Music Lessons with Maracas for Toddlers

Exposing children to music helps to build creativity as well as critical thinking skills — even at a young age. For toddlers, it might be hard to get them started on more complex instruments, but maracas are a great way to start their musical education. These simple instruments are easy for little hands to hold and can create endless hours of entertainment.

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In addition to toddler maracas, you’ll also get a triangle, cymbals, a tambourine, clackers and tone blocks. And it all comes in a cute miniature crate for easy storage when music time is over.

Top Pick

The fun toys are the perfect size for little hands and we like that you even get two types of toddler maracas — the traditional style with handles, and fun egg-shaped shakers.

Egg shakers are the instrument anyone can use, and this set would also make for a nice gift tucked into an Easter basket. These toddler maracas are also a great economical pick. Each one measures 2.7 inches by 1.8 inches and is the perfect size for toddlers to effectively grasp.

Along with toddler-sized maracas, you’ll also get a tambourine, two castanets and a handbell. Except for the castanets, the other instruments are made from sturdy wood.

These toddler maracas are rated safe for children as young as 18 months and still provides a robust sound that everyone will love. They also feature a sturdy plastic grip.

Expert Commentary

Music fuels all areas of your child’s growth and development. Exposing your child to music at an early age can speed up their brain development, improve their motor skills, enhance their emotional well-being and encourage self-expression. Introduce your little one to music with these toy maracas.

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Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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