Having Instruments in class (and plenty of them) will greatly enhance the quality of your child's experience. Until our kids are vaccinated or Covid is no longer a concern, we are not able to bring instruments to class to hand out. Therefore, we recommend you buy some of the instruments below to bring with you to class if you do not have similar instrument already at home.
Of course, the fun isn't only for class. We recommend frequent jam sessions at home with mom, dad and any other adults and kids. Often, kids will not express themselves to their fullest in class because it takes a long time for some children to feel comfortable and safe enough to do so. Rather, class is often a place to observe and learn. Then, kids take what they learn home with them where they feel safe enough to express themselves, experiment and try to mimic all they carefully observed in class. But they need instruments and willing participants at home to jam with them, so stock up and make a music basket for your home, and jam out as often as you can with your little ones! And don't forget, the more your child learns to decipher different sounds, the easier it is to understand language, and the more they experiment with their vocal chords while singing, the easier it will be to speak!
These are all quality kids instruments that should last your children a while :)
Things that "Shake, Shake , Shake"
Little Maracas (also work well for drum sticks)
Jumbo Egg Shakers - (NOT good for children under 9 months old)
in bulk for less
or if buying just a couple -
Baby Maracas (Great for LITTLE babies)
Things that "Jingle Jangle"
Loop Bell option 2
An important note on Drum Sticks
Many kids drums/woodblocks come with wooden drum sticks. Do NOT let your child's put the drum sticks in their mouth, as they could be a choking hazard. These types of drum sticks glue a ball to the end of a stick. As it is only glued on, these balls can occasionally come off and are real choking hazard. I don't let the kids use these type of sticks at all, but if you do then do it only when supervising them please.
I recommend simply buying some of the "little maracas" above and use those as drum sticks instead. They are a much safer option.
Kids can also simply use their hands on the drums I recommend.
If you decide you want more than one size drum, or "a set", these drums nest inside each other nicely when storing.
Drum 6 inch
Drum 8 inch
Drum 10 inch
Drum 12 inch
Woodblock (my favorite sound)
Optional Instruments FOR HOME
Baby Piano Option 2 (a real little piano)
a HUGE Drum
Ukulele (fine to bring to class too :)
Mini Guitar (fine to bring to class too :)