I went back and forth in my mind over purchasing this bell set for my children. It sold out in our local toy store, but I found it online and decided to buy them for Christmas.
I’m SO glad I did. We love them.
The bells go from middle C up an octave to C. On the end of each handle is a sticker that says what note that bell plays, and they came with a music page that has each note written in the same color as the corresponding bell.
The color coding makes it easy for young children to easily play songs they recognize, like Jingle Bells and Old MacDonald had a Farm. We got them out in Denver and had a bunch of us gathered around the card, each holding a separate bell.
It’s also been fun to watch two of my daughters play the bells alone, lining them up in order and picking up each bell when it’s needed. I’ve enjoyed seeing my younger children who aren’t currently taking music lessons enjoy these bells and begin to learn about notes and how they work.
I found that the bells make a very pleasant sound. I don’t mind hearing them, which is a plus! It’s been a great indoor activity for the past week, with the exception of moments like this:
Why? Why do teenage boys enjoy things like this so much?
As for me, I love the rainbow of colors. If you’re interested, I purchased mine here. I plan to use them a lot with my preschoolers this winter.
On a happier note, the children decided to use these bells to ring in the New Year instead of banging pots and pans. Happy pandemonium.
Hope your day is great!