PlanToys’ Featured Series of the Week #3: Music!

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Croon your way to the moon!

Our third instalment of ‘This Just In’ sees PlanToys return with a whole lot more musical goodness, so put on your best dancing shoes and start grooving to these new beats!


6436 Banjolele

This Is A…
Banjolele

Instrument Family:
String

It Retails At…
$45.90 each

It’s Great For Ages…
3 years & above.

Why We Love It…
Just when we thought PlanToys outdid themselves with the Cajón box from its previous line-up of musical instruments, they come back this year with an out-of-this-world instrument hybrid: the Banjolele! Put aside the very incredible fact that this toy instrument is actually tunable and come with instructions that guide you on restringing in the future, we also really love the feel-good melodic twang of it strum! Who else is in the mood for a beach holiday right now?


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6437 KazooThis Is A…
Kazoo

Instrument Family:
Wind

It Retails At…
$14.90 each

It’s Great For Ages…
3 years & above.

Why We Love It…
We’ll admit it –  nothing excites us more than when PlanToys releases a quirky, unconventional instrument that one doesn’t typically come across on a day-to-day; and this Kazoo definitely falls into that category. For those who don’t quite know what a kazoo is, this wind instrument actually requires you to hum into its mouthpiece instead of blow; and the resulting tune is a pleasing and mellow, buzzing vibration that mimics your voice pitch – a sound that is sure to delight the young and old alike!

On a side note, speaking of quirky, unconventional instruments… …


Ocarina

This Is An…
Ocarina

Instrument Family:
Wind

It Retails At…
$9.90 each

It’s Great For Ages…
3 years & above.

Why We Love It…
Let’s clear the air before we proceed- we know the lingering question in your minds (probably because we had them too).

An Ocarina is an ancient wind instrument that dates back to more than 12,000 years ago, and traditionally has four to twelve finger holes that works conceptually like a flute or a recorder. PlanToys’ version is designed with four holes to cater to the skill levels of our eager beavers, and we love it because, well, because there is no reason not to. The Ocarina’s tune is fluid, whimsical, and almost ethereal – think Lord of the Rings, or anything with an element of medieval fantasy in it- and we can’t help feeling like a musical maestro even though we really don’t quite know what we’re doing (yes, it’s that foolproof).

PlanToys’ Ocarina is small, it’s portable, and it transports you to worlds of mythical proportions with just one blow – what more can we ask of a musical instrument?


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This Is …
(from left to right): Percussion Clapper, Percussion Tambourine, Percussion Bell 

Instrument Family:
Percussion

It Retails At…
$14.90 each

It’s Great For Ages…
18 months & above.

Why We Love It…
We’re great believers of early introduction to music, so we’re always happy when there’s something made for the little-r ones. Featuring a Clapper, a Tambourine, and a Bell, this series of percussion instruments are not just normal music-makers, but music makers thoughtfully designed to encompass their functional needs. Made ultra-chunky with an easy-to-grasp handle for better handling, these handheld instruments are constructed from PlanToys’ signature PlanWood™ material, which means it is dishwasher-safe, free from any toxic dyes or glues, and best part of all, safe to put in mouths! Also, take note how all cymbals and bells are contained within the structure and not out – no fear of choking hazards should any tiny parts get dislodged through the rough-and-tumble of extended play!

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