Disney The Princess and The Frog Tiana Musical Instruments Play Set ReviewREVIEWS | Nirasha Jaganath | November 28, 2009 at 11:14 pm
While I was at the Time To Play (Top Toys 2009) event I received a Princess Tiana doll (which I have yet to open and it will magically and I loved to add it to my collection of dolls of color. Then at the Blogalicious conference I actually got a special snippet of The Princess and the Frog movie (they were one of the sponsors). Look I am no princess girl so I was excited about the fact that this was going to be a movie with the first Black princess, but the the princess bit riled me a little. Anyway I was (super) thrilled to hear that this is not the typical story, as the prince (the handsome Prince Naveen) does not turn back into a prince when she kisses him, but she turns into a frog. I won’t spill any more of the movie, you would have to see it when it hits the circuit in December.
But the magic of the movie has extended to toys. I had the wonderful opportunity to review the Disney The Princess and the Frog Tiana Musical Instruments Play Set. Since I already had many reasons to love the movie I was pretty keen to check out the toys. Musical toys are always welcome since it is not electronic and also it encourages free play. We actually have a box of musical instruments so I was keen to see whether this would make a great addition. Set includes a drum and 2 drumsticks, trumpet, ukulele, lightning bug shaker, and a pair of cymbals.
- No batteries. I simply love this!
- Musical instruments promote play.
- Toys with rhythm that you create is always a great sign.
- The “Mardi Gras” theme of the design is a fresh theme and adds the pizazz to the regular mute themes.
- The ukulele in the set is a nice change from the typical list instruments that come in the musical sets. I also simply love the “real” music you can make with it.
- The trumpet is a wonderful addition for that older kid trying to add more than just blowing a plain horn or whistle.
- The drum has a paper top that is not the most secure. Honestly for a great set the drum is a downer.
- The trumpet, though wonderful, may be a tad difficult to blow through.
Disclosure: I received the musical set to review.