Though Music Blocks has been on the market for a
couple of years now, it continues to impress us and any child (or
parent) who comes in contact with it.
Toddlers compose music by
arranging--and rearranging--colorful blocks in the electronic
toy's base. The included cartridge allows each of the musical
blocks to "play" a musical phrase of a Mozart melody.
Placing a block onto the base on its different sides produces the
sounds of different instruments playing the same musical phrase.
Experimenting with different musical phrases and various
arrangements (including violin, voice, woodwinds, and more) is a
lot of fun, especially when the music sounds as rich as it does
with this unique toy.
Though marketed towards kids ages
2-7, kids as young as 1 (with supervision) will find this toy
engaging. Other cartridges are available, but be aware that they,
too, are expensive.
Update: This toy has been
re-released with a new look, pictured above, and is now 2.0 Music
- A unique and exciting
way for kids to experiment with music
- Educationally rich
- Sound quality is
- Has withstood the test
of time--its replay value is high.
- The toy's price is a