We know what you might be thinking.
Just what a toddler needs - noisemakers! But the Animal Band Music Kit
is cute, fun (for the kids, at least), and educational, which is a hat trick, toy-wise.
Maracas, clackers, and other noisemakers are great for developing coordination and rhythm, and toddlers are generally pretty enthusiastic about making noise. A larger photo, including the carrying case, after the jump.
Ladybug Maracas, Zebra Clapper, Fish Noisemaker, Frog Castanet, and Animal Bells make up the whole band, which comes in a vinyl carrying kit.
Regularly $21.95, but currently on sale for $19.95, the Animal Band Kit is a great way to let your kids blow off a little steam, and if you live in a building with thin walls and aren't fond of your neighbors, you might be able to kill two birds with one stone by encouraging your kids play 'marching band'.
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