Detailed ReviewManufacturer's Description
Neurosmith’s Music Blocks allow children to hear music from all over the world, composed by all different people by simply picking up and moving these tiny, colorful blocks around.
Children can move each block around, and as they do so, different types of music will play depending where they move the block to. They can listen to the music and then move the blocks to hear a new song.
With the ability to soothe young children, explore new types of music, and exercise the imagination, Neurosmith’s Music Blocks are interesting for children of all ages. These durable little blocks play music from all around the world and feature famous composers like Mozart. Children can move them around, all while listening to the different types of music each block can play. In total, there are over a million different types of music the blocks can play. There are five blocks in various colors that sit on a stand, and the child can pick each one up and discover different varieties of music that are programmed into each block. Children can even compose their own music!
Some people have complained that the length of the melody is too short and that it only plays for about 5 measures. But, there is limited space since the blocks hold over a million different compositions. With kids short attention spans too, the length of the melody is just right. The most repeated complaint is that in the newest model, the sound quality is very bad. The sound on the older model, although it’s been around for a while, is supposedly better. Overall, this toy seems fun for kids of all ages, from young children learning to grasp blocks like these to older children who want to actually learn about the music, these blocks offer something for everyone.
- Since the stand that the blocks sit on is electronic, it should not get wet. If for some reason it does, dry off immediately.
- Take out batteries before washing with water.
Parts and Pieces
The set comes with 5 plastic music boxes in 5 colors- blue, green, red, orange, and yellow. The blocks come on a little stand where they can be placed when the toy is not being used.
There have been no reports of choking from users, but just in case: Because the little music boxes are fairly small, we recommend that parents supervise their children when they are playing with the music boxes to make sure nothing gets swallowed or put in their mouth during play.
When it comes to "building" musical creativity, nothing tops Neurosmith's Music Blocks! The premise is simply brilliant: as toddlers rearrange the electronic blocks, they're composing beautiful, original songs. Each block side plays a unique measure of music, yielding more than one million possible tunes. This irresistible music toy sparks endless exploration, while teaching colors, shapes, sequence, and cause and effect. Music Blocks includes jazz, African rhythms, and Mozart selections; there are no additional cartridges to purchase. Batteries included. For ages 2 and up. Winner of the Oppenheim Best Toy Award A great introduction to the rudiments of melody and tone, as well as the sheer joy of creating music! Musical toys make great holiday toys that offer developmental benefits. Delivers great digital sound quality Music Blocks console measures 12 1/2"L x 7 1/2"W x 4"H; each music block is a 1 1/2" cube Requires 4 "AA" batteries, included