Children love music, and it's even better if you can make it yourself. That's why many people buy musical instruments for children to play. Musical instruments for children are both fun for children and at the same time it is also developmental for them to learn about the rhythms of music and learn more about their musical and creative abilities. Children's musical instruments are slightly smaller than traditional instruments, and naturally easy to handle. On this page we have collected a lot of musical instruments for children, as well as special musical instruments for small children.

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Xylophone | Popular musical instrument for children

A xylophone is perhaps the most classic musical instrument for children. You can get a xylophone in all sorts of shapes and colours. What they all have in common is that you have to gently tap the keys, which then make a beautiful sound in different keys. You can easily compose your own song on a xylophone like this.

Vilac piano

The beautiful piano from Vilac, shown here in a nice cream colour, decorated with flowers. The piano is very nice, and will decorate any children's room. On the piano there is ample opportunity for children to develop their musical skills, and play music for mom and dad. The piano is not very big, so fortunately it does not take up as much space as a traditional piano.

Drum with drumsticks

Drumming is really fun for kids, and it's not very difficult. This makes the drum a really good musical instrument for children. This model has great colours on the outside and comes with two drumsticks. The drum also has a strap so you can wear it over your shoulder and drum on it while walking. A wonderful musical instrument that can also be used by children as young as 2 years old.

Rhythm set from Hape

A lot of fun can come out of this nice wooden rhythm set from the brand Hape. The rhythm set consists of three parts that even the youngest can join in. The rhythm set is therefore a great musical instrument for young children.

Nice drum kit

Then you can play away on this fine drum set. The set can be used by children as young as one year old, as you can drum with your hands to make rhythmic music. The drum kit is therefore a great musical instrument for young children.

Large drum kit on legs

Here's a great drum set that's sure to be a hit with older kids aged 4 and up. The set includes two different sized drums, drumsticks, cymbals and a guiro. A great drum kit for the little band.

Music tree | 4 instruments in one

Four fun musical instruments for children that can be assembled into a beautiful music tree. A fun and different children's musical instrument.


With a harmonica, it's easy to get the most beautiful notes out. The harmonica is a super fun music toy for children from around 2 years old.

Harmonica - fun music toy

If you master an accordion, you can play beautiful and festive music. The harmonica here is good quality, and perfect if you have a child who just loves music.

Guitar for kids

Cool guitar that allows the child to play music and become more proficient at playing the strings.

Colourful blocks that can say sounds

Super nice music toy, which is especially suitable for the youngest. All the blocks fit into the frame and children can put the blocks into the box and pick them up again all the time. All the blocks make different sounds. They are transparent so the child can see what it is that is making the sounds. At the same time, the coloured plastic gives a new experience of the world when you look through it. A great musical instrument for young children.

Additional benefit of this music toy

The toy is part of Wonderworld's "Tree+plus" project - which means that every time 1 tree is harvested for Wonderworld's toy production, 2 new trees are planted instead.

Shaved eggs | Musical instrument for young children

The fun little rattle eggs are perfect music toys for the little ones, right down to 3 - 4 months old. The little eggs fit perfectly in a baby's hand and can act a bit like a rattle.

  • Rhythms develop language

    When children sing and hear how language and rhythm fit together, it helps boost their language development. Many children can sing songs at a very early age because the language is allowed to "flow" in a different way. Supplementing this with gestures is extra fun and developmental for the child.

  • Music improves memory

    When children are stimulated at an early age, musicals help to improve their learning ability and memory.

  • Music and song create peace

    Do you remember your mother's and father's bedtime songs? There might be a reason. Music helps to create a calm atmosphere around a child. A song can make a baby relax and listen to a quiet song.

  • Music creates community

    Many dare a little more when the music is playing. When we dance together to a song, it's just so much more fun than dancing without music. In this way, music helps to create community, so we can listen and dance to the same song together.

  • Music and movement cannot be separated

    For children, music and movement are inseparable. You often see children jumping in time to their cries. Very young babies can "jump" when they hear music, which is the wonderful spontaneous movement to music. Movement is healthy and good for children, as well as adults, so that's just another good reason to turn on the music.