Riding Toys

Music and Instruments

When teaching preschoolers I start out with doing basic clap, patch, and snap exercises with them to develop coordination and rhythm and attention to following me and my changes. They feel it in their body and it is easiest for them.

The hand drum is fun for playing musical games with kids and keeping them on the beat! I think everyone should have one. To start, I would play a rhythm and then offer it to students in a circle to hit a beat of the rhythm as a walked around. I didn’t hesitate if they didn’t hit the beat and went to the next child, but then went right back to them – they were always ready and they all loved doing this!  As time passed and they got better with rhythms, I would let different students take a turn and lead the rhythm.

The melody bells are great for ear training and allowing children to guess high or low or put them in order. Octave bells are best for beginners. Then you can advance to chromatic.

I think 8 inch rhythm sticks are the best for young children and easier for them to handle and so much fun.

The harmonica is easy for a young child to play and it strengthens lungs like singing! The recorder is easy for a young child too. With their creative minds they can even create their instrument! Another fun thing to do with sound is make a sound machine with them. Each picks and performs their chosen sound and then create the form. Play with sound and have fun, expands their lungs and enhance their diction. Maybe make a sound machine of only consonant sounds or animal sounds.

PUT ON YOUR GREEN SHOES             Children’s Songs and Finger Plays         SINGING IN OUR GARDEN


chromatic melody bells.      one octave melody bells.      Child’s Wooden Xylophone        FROG CASTENETS 


     Wooden Castenets                 Zildjian finger symbols                Toddler Musical Instruments 


 12 Key Xylophone wuth Mallets             Glockenspiel with Music Cards          Alto Glockenspiel with Mallets

      Baby Bear Shaker                     Guiro/                       Endangered Animal Shakers          Dolphin Shaker  
Lyons 22 Piece Rhythm Set                         Ammoon Percussion Set                  5 PIECE JUNIOR DRUM SET



Science Toys

      GREEN GO JOURNAL         Potato Clock                    Magnetic Wands                       Magnetic Match Rings 
Lung Model                           Brain Model                         Classroom Skeleton Model               Heart Model   

Bath and Water Toys

Water Bugs with Net       Corner Bath Toy Organizer         Bath Toy Storage Bag             Bath Time Fishing Set


 Nimo Squirt Toys           Bath Submarine        Boat Bath Toy            My First Tugboat               Swimming Turtle   


Caterpillar Stacking Cups       Bathtub Sailboats             Green Toys Sea Copter          Wooden Play Sailboats  





4 Wood Construction Vehicles    4 Wood Puzzles Farm    4 Wood Vehicle Puzzles       4 Wood Dinosaur Puzzles


Green Toys Dump Truck                     Fish                              Dragonfly puzzle               Wooden Pony Puzzle 


 Wooden Helicopter Puzzle         World of Bugs 60 Piece Puzzle              USA Floor Puzzle  


Safari Floor Puzzle  



Farm Floor Puzzle                                                  Endangered Species Floor Puzzle          Dinosaurs Floor Puzzle                        

    Beneath the Waves Floor Puzzle                                 

Cars and Trucks

Green Toys Red Plane         Green Toys Recycle Truck      Green Toys First Train         GREEN TOYS FIRETRUCK 


Green Toys Scooper Vehicle      Green Toys Helicopter          Wonderworld Tractor         HAPE LITTLE COPTER


Wonderdorld Recycle Truck       MAGNETIC CAR LOADER        Green Toys Dump Truck   LITTLE BLUE PLANE