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Lovevery Music Set Review: Is It Worth the Money?

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When I saw Lovevery released a music toy set, I clicked on purchase faster than my kids run to the ice cream truck.

And boy, this music set did not disappoint.

The Lovevery music set is easily the best set of music toys for little ones. The musical instruments are both classic yet innovative, the quality is unmatched, and the price point is insane for what you get.

Here’s our full review of the Lovevery music set as a family with an 18-month-old, 3-year-old, and 5-year-old.

View my unboxing on TikTok here!

Unboxing & First Impressions of the Lovevery Music Set

Unboxing any Lovevery play kit is a treat, and the music set was no exception.

Like the brand’s famous play kits developed for newborns through age 5, the music set comes in a thoughtfully packed box.

Related: Are the Lovevery Play Kits Worth It?

Lovevery The Music Set Package.

Upon opening it, you see a beautiful graphic showing what you’re about to uncover. When you lift it, you see a glimpse of the high-quality toys, packaged well to ensure no damage during shipping.

First impression and initial unboxing of the Lovevery Music Set.

With each toy I pulled out of the box, my two sons went absolutely wild.

They were so excited to inspect these toys, and when they realized they made noises?! Forget about it.

Baby excited to hit the Pentatonic Pat Bells.

What’s Inside the Lovevery Music Set?

Yes, you can visit the Lovevery site to check out all of the music set contents. However, I’d love to share our own thoughts and experiences about each toy in this kit.

Hopefully, it’ll give you more real-world opinions to help you decide if this toy set is right for your family.

Thoughts on the Pentatonic Pat Bells

The pentatonic pat bells are clearly the star of this toy set.

Child using the Color Match Song Cards to read notes corresponding to the Pentatonic Pat Bells.

They’re gorgeous (hello, color story!) and mesmerizing for kids.

Plus, if you’re worried about the impending bell-induced headache, relax: these bells intentionally use the pentatonic scale, so all of the notes sound good together.

All three of my kids, ages 1 to 5, are obsessed with these bells. How they interact with the toy varies, and that’s part of this set’s beauty.

  • My 1-year-old picks up each bell, looks at it, and sets it back on the base like a puzzle.
  • My 3-year-old smacks the bells as hard as humanly possible and asks, “Do you like my song, Mom?”
  • And my 5-year-old sits down with the color-match song cards to play different tunes.

They’re all able to play with the same toy but at their level of development. Hats off to Lovevery for this one. It’s really impressive.

Thoughts on the Color Tab Pan Flute

The color tabs on the color tab pan flute actually move when you blow in the flute, which visually shows your child what note they’re playing.

I love the intersection of visual and audio, as that can be a great learning tool, especially for toddlers.

Kid blowing through the Color Tab Pan Flute music toy.

When my 3-year-old played with this for the first time, I could see him also learning about breath control.

It requires a decent amount of blowing to get noise to come out. He noticed when he really gave it his all, the sound was clear, but when he was running out of air, the sound faded.

Our 1-year-old could not produce enough air to play with this toy, so that’s just something to keep in mind.

Thoughts on the Simple Concertina

The simple concertina is definitely simple, hence the name. It creates big smiles, but it also doesn’t have a lot of lasting power.

After about 30 seconds of pulling and pressing the concertina, the novelty wears off, and my kids move on to a different toy.

That said, the time spent playing with this toy is still valuable, albeit short.

The pulling and pressing help develop bilateral coordination, and you can incorporate activities that teach about tempo and rhythm.

Child Playing with the Simple Concertina Toy from the Lovevery Music Set.

Thoughts on the Animal Metronome

The animal metronome is a really genius toy design. It’s toys like this that make Lovevery stand out as not just a toy company but a child development company.

The metronome makes the concept of tempo accessible to a toddler’s brain by correlating speed with animals.

Product image of the Animal Metronome tempo toy

Lovevery explains:

“One of the hardest things in learning music is knowing that ‘soft’ doesn’t mean ‘slow,’ and ‘loud’ doesn’t mean ‘fast.’ The ability to maintain a steady beat while playing different volumes or notes takes self control.”

Our 3-year-old loved pointing out the different animals, and our 1-year-old loved turning the pointer.

Child exploring tempo with the Animal Metronome tempo toy

Do a quick online search for a toy metronome, and you’ll quickly see that nothing like this exists.

Lovevery has done it again…

Thoughts on the Loud & Quiet Stackable Shakers

The stackable shakers remind me of egg shakers. It’s definitely a toy in the kit that appeals more to the younger age range.

Our 5-year-old pushed them aside, but our 1-year-old spent some time shaking and stacking them.

A unique feature of these shakers is each one has different-sized beads. One has larger beads, so it’s louder, and one has smaller beads, so it’s quieter.

It’s a great way to learn about cause and effect, and Lovevery does include tips on how to use these based on the age of your kiddo.

Thoughts on the Jingle Bracelet With Wooden Handle

The jingle bracelet helps build the concept of proprioception, which is understanding where your body is in space.

Kid taping bells on the Pentatonic Pat Bells using the Jingle Bracelet with Wooden Handle.

I found it to be a little big for our youngest, but it fits well on our 3 and 5-year-olds. They definitely have fun moving their arms around and getting that auditory feedback.

The wooden handle is fun because it can double as a pretend microphone!

My son’s favorite way to play with this is to keep the bracelet on the wooden handle and bang the pat bells as hard as humanly possible.

I think this toy is really cute, but in general, it’s not one any of my kids fight over, for the record.

Rhythm & Songs Book

The Rhythm & Songs Book is so thoughtful and intentional – it really makes advanced musical concepts accessible for the littlest of kids.

The Rhythm & Songs Book alongside the Color Tab Pan Flute.

You can teach your kids about rhythm using word syllables and visuals – pear is a quarter note, while a-vo-ca-do is a sixteenth note.

An example provided in the Rhythm & Songs Book for creating a rhythm.

Your kids can also create their own music with the color tabs.

Child making a rhythm pattern with the Rhythm & Songs Book on the Pentatonic Pat Bells.

There’s so much to dive into when you open this book, and I love that even if you have no musical knowledge, you have the tools you need to teach it to your children.

"Make your own rhythm" iInstructions and tips from the Rhythm & Songs Book, alongside the Color Tab Pan Flute

I only wish it was a bit more durable.

Perhaps it could have been laminated to ensure the kids don’t bend or tear the pages. We’ve only had this for about a week, and some of the color tabs are bent.

Thoughts on the Color Match Song Cards

The color match song cards are a total hit with our 5-year-old.

She definitely needs a moment between each note to regroup and find her spot on the card, but she has advanced so much in just a week’s time.

Examples of the different songs provided by the Color Match Song Cards.

Our 3-year-old is interested in the concept but is not quite there yet. He much prefers making his own tunes, but it’s a goal we can work towards, which I love.

These song cards are an amazing precursor to being able to read sheet music. And reading sheet music is not easy!

Child using the Color Match Song Cards to read notes corresponding to the Pentatonic Pat Bells.

It’s also nice that some of the songs are very simple and easy while others are much more advanced, including needing to pat more than one bell at a time.

The varying levels of difficulty ensures this will be a long-lasting challenge.

Pros and Cons of the Lovevery Music Set

There’s so much to love about the Lovevery Music Set! Here’s a look at the pros.

Pros

  • Unlike any other musical toy on the market – the toys are actual instruments that facilitate real music learning
  • The Pentatonic scale means all notes in this play set sound good together, saving parents’ ears and instilling confidence in your kiddos since the music they make sounds great no matter what
  • Suitable for a wide age range (18 months to age 4+), meaning it grows with your child over several years and creates fun for many siblings at one moment in time
  • Makes learning fun by teaching real music principles in a way that’s addicting and entertaining for kids
  • The color-coded song cards are an amazing precursor to being able to read sheet music
child playing with the simple concertina toy with a display of other toys from the music set
  • Stage-based Play Guide ensures you’re supporting your child’s development at a pace that’s right for their age
The Play Guide with extra tips on how to use the Music Set.
  • Quality of the toys is out of this world, not just in the conception but also in the materials used
  • Incredible price for what you get
  • Every detail was thought of in advance – it even comes with batteries for the metronome (do you expect any less from Lovevery?!)

Cons

I’ll be pretty straightforward and admit I had a hard time coming up with cons for this toy set. However, there are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Toys not sold separately
  • Rhythm & Songs Book is not totally toddler-friendly – I imagine many of the pages will be bent and ripped after months of use (I wish it was laminated or something!)
Instructions for creating a rhythm from the Rhythm & Songs Book
  • Not travel-friendly by nature (not something you’ll want to take to church or a restaurant)

Conclusion

If you’re thinking about buying the Lovevery Music Set, do it! You won’t regret it. This is one of my favorite toy sets from the brand, and this is coming from someone who owns almost everything they’ve ever produced.

Child's hand hitting the Pentatonic Pat Bells with guidance of the Rhythm & Songs Book.

It checks all the important boxes: it’s high-quality, makes learning fun through play, and grows with your child for years of play.

It would also be an amazing Christmas gift. (Get lots of Christmas gift ideas here.)

If you get the music set, let me know your thoughts on it in the comments section!

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