The early learning centre sells a wide range of musical instruments for toddlers. The range includes maracas, tambourines, jingle bells etc. this review is for the magic flute which was has been updated slightly since we purchased ours. Ours cost £3 but the newer friendly face version costs £3.50. It can also be purchased as part of the musical mayhem set which is on sale for £20.
The flute is aimed at children over 3 years old but I'm my experience can be enjoyed from much earlier than this given that it is so simple to play and doesn't have any small parts. If using with a smaller child the slider function might be too difficult to reach but the whistle itself is still fun.
The flute is a simple version of a whistle which is just under 30 cm long. By blowing into the mouth piece and moving the slider up and down your toddler can make a whole range of notes.
The flute is available in 3 colour combinations which are all gender neutral - blue and green, green and red or red with yellow. The newer version also has a friendly face below the mouth piece.
As anyone with a toddler will agree, any toy which enables them to make loud noises is always a hit! Now I'm not saying that this will enable your child to make beautiful music! The flute makes more of a screech than anything else but it is lots of fun anyway so I would still recommend it.
At a Glance Perfect for budding musicians. Ideal for combining with other ELC instruments to create musical mayhem. Features and benefits for ELC Magic Flute Perfect for budding musicians. Ideal for combining with other ELC instruments to create musical mayhem. One supplied. Colours may vary.Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts