The Melody Mix is a beautifully made set containing percussion instruments. It is a square wooden frame with 10 different instruments contained inside. The design is very attractive, all the colours of the rainbows are used and the wooden frame is chunky and solid. There is no chance of it breaking due to any rough handling.
The different instruments within the Melody Mix are:
Maracas, Castanets, Xylophone, Triangle, Chimes, Cymbal, Bells, Drum and a double guiro. It also contains 2 strikers, 2 rythm sticks and 1 scaper.
The Xylophone is placed in the centre of the table, the chimes and triangle are hanging and the rest of the instruments are inserted into the wood. It packs away very tidily and takes up no room.
This product is described as being for 3 years and up but I think that the children younger than this would benefit greatly from this toy as long as they have adult supervision. My son has been playing with this toy since he was around 15 months, he loves banging the instruments, and listening to the different sounds each one makes. He is now 2 and it is still one of his favourite toys.
This Melody Mix is perfect for entertaing children. As well as learning to make music and to entertain the child also has to figure out which instruments fit back into which spaces. The beauty of having so many choices of instruments in the Melody Mix is that there are no squabbles when having to share, everyone gets a pick with several instruments left over!
It is a perfect height for children to sit in front of and the dimensions are 340x340x250.
I bought this toy for my son almost 11 months ago and think it was from Argos, at around £35-£40. I would buy it again in a heartbeat as it is one of the most used toys in the house.
An activity toy comes with 10 musical instruments: xylophone, drum, tubular chimes, triangle, cymbal, bells, maracas, castanet, double guiro, and pair of rythm sticks plus 2 trikers and 1 scraper