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Musical Gator

Musical Gator

Fall 2013 Toys
Ages: 1 & Up
Manufacturer: ALEX
Price: $35.95

Alex Toys' Musical Gator's snout is a xylophone, his belly a drum, his bottom a cymbal, his tail a fun noisemaker, and his eyes wooden drumsticks. Toddlers will love banging around on this tiny drumset, and parents won't mind the reasonably loud sounds. With its sturdy wooden design, the toy is built to last years of steady play.

Unlike other music sets for little ones, the Musical Gator's pieces are almost all attached to each other, making them nearly impossible to lose. Even the drumsticks have a very logical spot to be held at the front of the toy. Speaking of the drumsticks, parents appreciated that they are easy to grasp, yet bulky on the striking end. They are made for little hands to handle but don't create too loud a sound.

Budding musicians will love playing basic songs on the Gator's percussion options, and parents will enjoy their performances.

Melissa Strunc   ©2013 Parents' Choice

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