When you come from a family of singer/songwriters, chances are pretty good your kids might have an interest in music. Such is the case for my children who were thrilled to try out instruments from First Act – the Little First Act Discovery Shake and Stack Instruments toy ($13) and First Act Discovery Mini Acoustic Guitar ($30).
My son has been playing little tunes (well, his four-year-old interpretations of tunes, that is) on his guitar since it arrived and my daughter just loves stacking up the animals, then crashing them down to play with the tambourine and maraca.
The guitar is sized perfectly to fit young players and it looks (and sounds) just like the real thing. Which means the real musicians in the family are also able to play for the children — a bonus, since so many other children’s instruments are dreadfully out of tune, whereas the First Act Discovery Mini Acoustic Guitar plays exactly like a real one. I’m thinking the musical aunts and uncles in my family had better clear some space on the stage for my kids. They’re surely going to be stars.